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Sunday - Martin Handley

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring our musical Advent Calendar and listener requests.

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2 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Strauss II

    Kaiser-Walzer, Op 437

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Willi Boskovsky.
    • Johann Strauss: Famous Waltzes: Boskovsky.
    • Decca.
    • 6.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in G major Kk.390

    Music Arranger: Julian Gray. Music Arranger: Roland Pearl. Performer: Julian Gray. Performer: Roland Pearl.
    • DORIAN.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    'Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland', BWV 659

    Music Arranger: Ferruccio Busoni. Performer: Vladimir Horowitz.
    • DG.
  • Jacobus Clemens non Papa

    Ego flos campi

    Choir: Stile Antico.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Alice Mary Smith

    Symphony in A Minor (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: London Mozart Players. Conductor: Howard Shelley.
    • Alice Mary Smith: Symphonies.
    • Chandos.
    • 4.
  • Michael Praetorius

    Terpsichore: Suite de voltes

    Ensemble: Early Music Consort of London. Conductor: David Munrow.
    • EMI.
  • Richard Rodgers

    Oh, what a beautiful mornin' (Oklahoma!)

    Lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein. Singer: Bryn Terfel. Orchestra: Orchestra of Opera North. Conductor: Paul Daniel.
    • Something Wonderful: Bryn Terfel sings Rodgers & Hammerstein.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Ulysses Kay

    6 Dances for String Orchestra (Polka)

    Orchestra: Westfälisches Sinfonie-Orchester. Conductor: Paul Freeman.
    • TURNABOUT.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No 26 in D major, K 537, 'Coronation' (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Maria João Pires. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon The Collector's Edition Vol.2.
    • Deutshe Grammophon.
    • 5.
  • Timothy Noon

    The Wexford Carol

    • A Canterbury Christmas.
    • York.
    • 10.
  • Josef Suk

    Symphony No 1 in E major, Op 14 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • Chandos.
  • Anon.

    The three Ravens

    Performer: Andreas Martin. Singer: Andreas Scholl.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Edvard Grieg

    25 Norwegian Folksongs & Dances, Op. 17: 25. The Raven's Wedding in Krakalund

    Performer: Eva Knardahl.
    • BIS.
  • Traditional Norwegian

    Old Reinlender from Sonndala

    Ensemble: Danish String Quartet.
    • DACAPO.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    La verita in cimento, RV 739: Aria di Zelem: 'Tu m'offendi' - Act. 1, Sc. 5

    Singer: Philippe Jaroussky. Ensemble: Ensemble Matheus. Director: Jean‐Christophe Spinosi.
    • Vivaldi: Operas.
    • Naive.
    • 1.
  • George Gershwin

    But not for me (Girl Crazy)

    Ensemble: The Modern Jazz Quartet.
    • Modern Jazz Quartet: Django.
    • Prestige.
  • Ernst Toch

    Geographical Fugue

    Performer: James Jolly. Performer: Sarah Walker. Performer: Sara Mohr Pietsch. Performer: Martin Handley.
    • BBC recording.
  • Michel Camilo

    Caribe

    Performer: Katia Labèque. Performer: Marielle Labèque.
    • Love of colours: Katia & Marielle Labeque.
    • Sony.

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