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Sunday - Martin Handley

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


2 hours

Music Played

  • Arthur Sullivan

    The Gondoliers (Overture)

    Orchestra: D'Oyly Carte Opera Orchestra. Conductor: John Pryce-Jones.
    • Gilbert and Sullivan Overtures: Various performers.
    • TER.
    • 9.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Chandos.
  • Paul Dukas

    The Sorcerer's Apprentice

    Music Arranger: Victor Staub. Performer: Yuja Wang.
    • Fantasia.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 012.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op 61 (Nocturne)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Previn.
    • EMI.
    • 8.
  • Maria Theresia von Paradis

    Sicilienne in E flat major

    Music Arranger: Samuel Dushkin. Performer: Jacqueline du Pré. Performer: Gerald Moore.
    • EMI.
  • Richard Strauss

    Dance of the Seven Veils (Salome)

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Fritz Reiner.
    • Strauss: Scenes from Elektra Salome.
    • RCA.
    • 4.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Von der Schönheit (Das Lied von der Erde)

    Singer: Brigitte Fassbaender. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini.
    • DG.
  • Claude Debussy

    Premiere rhapsodie for clarinet and orchestra

    Performer: Franklin Cohen. Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • DG.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Bird of the Sea Rocks (Iphigenia in Tauris)

    Choir: The Joyful Company of Singers. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Alan Tongue.
  • Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

    Sea of Vapours

    Singer: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Performer: Michael Brook. Performer: Darryl Johnson. Performer: ROBERT AHWAI.
  • Charles Trenet

    La Mer

    Singer: Charles Trenet. Ensemble: Ensemble.
    • Cafe De Paris; 40 Classic French Café Songs.
    • EMI.
    • 3.
  • Eric Whitacre

    Her sacred spirit soars

    Choir: Elora Festival Singers. Conductor: Noel Edison.
    • Eric Whitacre, Choral Music: Elora Festival Singers.
    • Naxos.
    • 1.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Romance in G major for violin and orchestra, Op 40

    Performer: Anne‐Sophie Mutter. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Kurt Masur.
    • Beethoven: Violin concerto/Romances: Mutter/New York Philharmonic/Masur.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and Fugue in E flat BWV 522 'St Anne' (Fugue)

    Performer: Iveta Apkalna.
    • OEHMS.


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