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Saturday - Martin Handley

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


2 hours

Music Played

  • Manuel Cardoso

    Sitivit anima mea - motet for 6 voices

    Ensemble: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Renaissance Portugal.
    • CORO.
    • 1.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Bagatelle in E flat major, Op 126 No 6

    Performer: Alfred Brendel.
    • Beethoven: Alfred Brendel plays, vol.4.
    • Vox Box.
    • 6.
  • Daniel François Esprit Auber

    La Circassienne (The Girl from the Caucasus) - opera: Overture

    Orchestra: Orchestre de Cannes. Conductor: Wolfgang Dorner.
    • Auber: Overtures. 1.
    • Naxos.
    • 1.
  • James Oswald

    Airs for the Seasons (Spring: Narcissus)

    Ensemble: Concerto Caledonia. Director: David McGuinness.
    • Colin's Kisses - The music of James Oswald.
    • LINN.
  • James Oswald

    Airs for the Seasons (Spring: Crocus)

    Performer: Matthew Dixon. Ensemble: Broadside Band. Director: Jeremy Barlow.
    • Airs for The Seasons.
    • Dorian.
    • 34-35.
  • Leos Janáček

    Moravian Dances

    Orchestra: Slovenská filharmónia. Conductor: Libor Pešek.
    • Janacek - Orchestral Works.
    • Naxos.
    • 007.
  • Lili Boulanger

    Psalm 129

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Aaron Sparks

    Every Day

    Composer: Milton Sparks. Performer: Ben Webster. Performer: Gerry Mulligan. Singer: Jimmy Witherspoon.
    • Avid.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme - chorus (Cantata No 140)

    Music Arranger: Amos Miller. Ensemble: Empire Brass.
    • A Bach Festival.
    • EMI.
    • 3.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Violin Concerto No 1 in D major, Op 19 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Vilde Frang. Orchestra: WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.
    • Sibelius Prokofiev: Violin Concerto.
    • EMI.
    • 4.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Air des esprits infernaux (Zoroastre)

    Orchestra: European Union Baroque Orchestra. Director: Lars Ulrik Mortensen.
    • Baroque Suites: European Union Baroque Orchestra/Mortensen.
    • Classical Communications.
    • 7-8.
  • David Sawer

    From Morning to Midnight: Bank

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
    • NMC.
  • R. Nathaniel Dett

    In the Bottoms (His Song)

    Performer: Monica Gaylord.
    • Black Piano, A Treasury of Works for Solo Piano by Black Composers.
    • MUSIC & ARTS.
    • 6.
  • Alec Roth

    My lute & I: How?

    Performer: Morgan Szymanski. Singer: Mark Padmore.
    • Signum.
  • George Gershwin

    Primrose (Overture)

    Orchestra: New Princess Theater Orchestra. Conductor: John McGlinn.
    • Gershwin: Overtures & Songs.
    • EMI.
    • 5.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major, K 364 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Igor Oistrakh. Performer: David Oistrakh. Orchestra: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Kondrashin.
    • Clarinet Concerto K622 / Sinfonia Concertante K364.
    • DECCA.
    • 6.
  • Trad.

    Bailava en Tetuan

    Ensemble: Joglaresa. Director: Belinda Sykes.
    • Joglaresa.


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