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Saturday - Martin Handley

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Percy Grainger

    Mock Morris

    Performer: Penelope Thwaites. Performer: John Lavender.
    • Grainger: Piano Music for Four Hands Vol.1: Thwaites/Lavender.
    • Pavillion.
    • 14.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    La forza del destino (Overture)

    Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Verdi: 7 Overtures: NPO, Chailly.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Confitebor tibi Terzo 'alla francese'

    Singer: Emma Kirkby. Ensemble: The Parley of Instruments. Director: Peter Holman.
    • Monteverdi: Sacred Vocal Music.
    • HELIOS.
    • 6.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Oboe Sonata (1st mvt)

    Performer: Maurice Bourgue. Performer: Pascal Rogé.
    • Poulenc: Piano music and chamber works: Pascal Roge.
    • Decca.
  • Wilhelm Friedemann Bach

    Sinfonia in D major, F.64

    Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin. Conductor: Stephan Mai.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Loquebantur variis linguis

    Choir: Stile Antico.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Grace Williams

    Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes

    Orchestra: Royal Ballet Sinfonia. Conductor: Andrew Penny.
    • Welsh Classical Favourites: Royal Ballet Sinfonia/Penny.
    • Marco Polo.
    • 1.
  • Samuel Barber

    The Monk and his Cat (Hermit Songs)

    Singer: Barbara Bonney. Performer: André Previn.
    • Critics' Choice: American Songs.
    • Decca.
    • 27.
  • Carl Reinecke

    Introduction and Allegro appassionato, Op. 256

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Michael McHale.
    • Brahms/Reinecke: Clarinet Sonatas etc..
    • CHANDOS.
    • 12.
  • Charlie Parker

    Passport

    Performer: Ernie Watts. Performer: Alan Broadbent. Performer: Charlie Haden. Performer: Billy Higgins.
    • VERVE.
    • 7.
  • Franz Liszt

    Rigoletto paraphrase de concert

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Barenboim, Live at the Scala, Liszt.
    • Warner Classics and Jazz.
    • 8.
  • William Byrd

    O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth

    Choir: Choir of Westminster Abbey. Conductor: James OʼDonnell.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Bassoon Concerto in E flat major, RV 483

    Performer: Sergio Azzolini. Ensemble: L'Aura Soave Cremona.
    • Vivaldi: Concerti per fagotto II: Sergio Azzolini, L'Aura Soave Cremona.
    • Naive.
  • Judith Weir

    On Buying a Horse

    Singer: Andrew Kennedy. Performer: Iain Burnside.
    • On Buying A Horse.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 001.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Ave Maria

    Choir: Polyphony. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • Bruckner: Mass in E minor/Motets: Polyphony/Britten Sinfonia/Layton.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Alborada del gracioso (Miroirs)

    Orchestra: Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Eduardo Mata.
    • RCA.

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