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Sunday - Martin Handley

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show including a Sunday morning Sounds of the Earth slow radio soundscape.


2 hours

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenade in B flat major, K 361, 'Gran Partita' (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Linn.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Scherzo No 4 in E major, Op 54

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • DECCA.
  • Henry Purcell

    Three parts upon a ground Z.731

    Ensemble: Taverner Players.
    • EMI.
  • William Harris

    Faire is the heaven

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Coro.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Symphony No 4 in A major, Op 90, 'Italian' (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos.3 & 4: Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Harnoncourt.
    • Teldec.
    • 7.
  • Ravi Shankar

    Genesis: Theme on a Sitar

    • World Cinema Classics - Songs from Movies from Around the Globe.
    • Nascente.
    • 11.
  • Nitin Sawhney

    River Pulse

    Performer: Nitin Sawhney. Performer: Ian Burdge. Performer: Pirashanna Thevarajah.
    • Traces of you.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet in C minor, Op 18 No 4 (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Takács Quartet.
    • Decca.
  • Franz von Suppé

    Hab' ich nur deine Liebe (Boccaccio)

    Singer: Rita Streich. Orchestra: RIAS Berlin Sinfonietta. Conductor: Kurt Gaebel.
  • Jules Massenet

    Aragonaise (Le Cid)

    Orchestra: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Jean Martinon.
    • Philips.
  • Isabella Leonarda

    Ave suavis dilectio

    Singer: María Cristina Kiehr. Ensemble: Concerto Soave. Director: Jean-Marc Aymes.
    • Il Canto Della Dame.
    • 1.
  • Kurt Atterberg

    Symphony no. 3 in D major Op.10 "West Coast Pictures" (1st movement)

    Orchestra: Hanover Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Ari Rasilainen.
    • CPO.
  • Traditional Swedish

    Trollfageln (The Magic Bird)

    Performer: Emilia Amper.
    • BIS.
  • Carl Michael Bellman

    Fjäril'n vingad syns på Haga

    Performer: Jakob Lindberg. Singer: Anna Emillson.
    • TODO.
  • Richard Rodgers

    South Pacific: I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair

    Composer: Arthur Sullivan. Singer: Mary Martin. Director: Salvatore Dell’Isola.
    • South Pacific (New York Cast).
    • Columbia.
    • 9.
  • Billie Holiday

    Don't Explain

    Composer: Arthur Herzog, Jr.. Singer: Billie Holiday.
    • The Very Best Of Billie Holiday.
    • Verve.
    • 15.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    Drop, drop, slow tears

    Choir: St Paul's Cathedral Choir. Singer: Anthony Way. Director: John Scott.
    • Passiontide at St Paul's: The Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, John Scott.
    • Hyperion.
    • 8.
  • Béla Bartók

    Concerto for orchestra (Sz.116), 5th mvt; Finale (Pesante - presto)

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Bela Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra/Fischer.
    • Hungaroton.


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