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Saturday - Martin Handley

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


2 hours

Music Played

  • Arthur Sullivan

    The long day closes

    Choir: The King’s Singers.
    • Romance Du Soir.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 19.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Sonata no. 6 in a (from Centone di sonate)

    Performer: Fabio Biondi. Performer: Giangiacomo Pinardi.
    • Glossa.
  • Edward MacDowell

    Woodland Sketches: In Autumn

    Performer: Salvatore Camarata & his Orchestra.
  • Fanny Hensel


    Orchestra: The Women’s Philharmonic. Conductor: JoAnn Falletta.
    • Koch.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and Fugue in E major, BWV 878 (Book 2, The Well-Tempered Clavier)

    Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier: Angela Hewitt.
    • Hyperion.
    • 17.
  • George Walker

    Lyric for Strings

    Orchestra: Chicago Sinfonietta. Conductor: Paul Freeman.
    • African Heritage Symphonic Series volume II.
    • 2.
  • George Russell

    Concerto for Billy the Kid

    Ensemble: George Russell Smalltet.
    • Lonehill.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Canzon primi toni à 10, C176

    Ensemble: Concerto Palatino. Director: Charles Toet. Director: Bruce Dickey.
    • Gabrieli: Sonate e Canzoni: Concerto Palatino/Dickey/Toet.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 3.
  • Daniel François Esprit Auber

    The Bronze Horse (Overture)

    Orchestra: Orchestre Regional de Cannes. Conductor: Wolfgang Dörner.
    • Auber: Overtures, Vol. 1.
    • Naxos.
    • 201.
  • Richard Wagner

    Entry of the Gods into Valhalla

    Performer: Mikhail Rudy.
    • Richard Wagner - piano transcriptions and original works.
    • 3.
  • Carlo Gesualdo


    Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe. Choir: Collegium Vocale Gent.
    • PHI.
  • Traditional Croatian

    Vrapcevo kolo (Kolo of the sparrows)

    Ensemble: Orchestre de tambura de Pavo Simora.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Jazz Suite No 1

    Orchestra: Russian State Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Dmitry Yablonsky.
    • NAXOS.
  • Henry Purcell

    Sonata No 4 in D minor, Z 805

    Ensemble: King's Consort. Director: Robert King.
    • Purcell - Ten Sonatas In Four Parts.
    • VIVAT.
    • 3-4.
  • Oscar Peterson

    March Past

    Performer: Andreas Berger. Music Arranger: Johannes Rupe. Ensemble: Quadriga Bassoon Ensemble.
    • GENUIN.


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