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Sunday - Martin Handley

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show featuring listener requests. Also, as part of New Year, New Music, Radio 3 presenters introduce some of the latest pieces of music they love.

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Music Played

  • Richard Heuberger

    The Opera Ball (Overture)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Rudolf Kempe.
    • TESTAMENT.
  • Alessandro Scarlatti

    Messa di Santa Cecilia (Kyrie)

    Choir: Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge. Orchestra: The Wren Orchestra. Conductor: George Guest.
    • Scarlatti: Messa di Santa Cecilia etc..
    • DECCA.
    • 1.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Quartet G minor K.478 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim. Performer: Michael Barenboim. Performer: Yulia Deyneka. Performer: Kian Soltani.
    • DG.
  • Herbert Howells

    Here is the little door

    Choir: St Paul's Cathedral Choir. Conductor: John Scott.
    • Helios.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Polonaise (Christmas Eve Suite)

    Performer: Ernest Ansermet. Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
    • Decca.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Kinloche his Fantassie

    Ensemble: The Fires of London. Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies.
    • Renaissance and Baroque Realisations.
    • UNICORN KANCHANA.
    • 19.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata No 65 (Opening chorus and chorale)

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: English Baroque Solists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • SDG.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Symphony No 6 (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Malcolm Arnold.
    • Chandos.
    • 5.
  • Samuel Barber

    The School for Scandal

    Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • CHANDOS   .
  • Toru Takemitsu

    Romance

    Performer: Kotaro Fukuma.
    • NAXOS.
    • 1.
  • Akira Ifukube

    Sinfonia Tapkaara (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: Russian Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Dmitry Yablonsky.
    • NAXOS.
    • 2.
  • Leo Brouwer

    Concerto elegiaco (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Julian Bream. Orchestra: RCA Victor Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Leo Brouwer.
    • Julian Bream: Works by Brouwer and Rodrigo.
    • RCA.
    • 3.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Cherubic Hymn No.1 (9 Sacred pieces)

    Choir: St. Petersburg Chamber Choir. Conductor: Nikolai Korniev.
    • DG.
  • New Year New Music - Sean Rafferty's choice

    • Sir James MacMillan

      Stabat Mater

      Choir: The Sixteen. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
      • Coro.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    La Befana (Feste Romane)

    Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • Respighi: Orchestral Works: Philharmonia Orch/Simon/Tortelier.
    • Chandos.
    • 21.

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