Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Saturday - Martin Handley

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

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk

2 hours

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Lucio Silla, K.135 (Overture)

    Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • L'Oiseau Lyre.
  • Nikolai Karlovich Medtner

    Canzona matinata in G major, Op. 39, No. 4

    Performer: Nikolai Demidenko.
    • Medtner: Piano Music.
    • Helios.
    • 4.
  • Jonathan Dove

    Seek Him that maketh the seven stars

    Choir: Wells Cathedral Choir. Performer: Jonathan Vaughn. Conductor: Matthew Owens.
    • Hyperion.
  • Biagio Marini

    Romanesca, Op 3

    Performer: Elizabeth Wallfisch. Ensemble: Convivium.
    • Early Italian Violin Sonatas: Convivium.
    • Hyperion.
    • 17.
  • Darius Milhaud

    Duo concertante Op.351

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Michael McHale.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Josef Suk

    Serenade in E flat major, Op.6 (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • Suk: Fairy Tale etc..
    • Chandos.
    • 5.
  • John Dowland

    Time stands still

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Performer: Julian Behr.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Robert Johnson

    Have you seen but a bright lily grow?

    Singer: John Potter. Ensemble: The Dowland Project.
    • Care-Charming Sleep.
    • ECM.
    • 12.
  • Dag Wirén

    Serenade, Op.11 (Marcia)

    Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • Symphony No. 3.
    • Chandos.
    • 7.
  • H.Quail Clark

    Shake It and Break It

    Composer: Lou Friscoe Chiha. Performer: Sidney Bechet.
    • Columbia/Legacy.
    • 17.
  • Robert Schumann

    Toccata in C major, Op 7

    Performer: Nikolai Lugansky.
    • PIANO CLASSICS.
  • Claude Debussy

    Rondes de printemps (Images)

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Debussy: Images etc..
    • EMI.
    • 8.
  • Franz Lehár

    I hear the sounds of the Cimbalom (Gypsy Love)

    Singer: Elīna Garanča. Performer: Alessandro Milani. Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI. Conductor: Karel Mark Chichon.
    • Elina Garanca - Habanera: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai: Karel Mark Ch.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 3.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude

    Ciacona in C minor, BuxWV 159

    Performer: Marie‐Claire Alain.
    • Erato.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft (Cantata no.50, BWV.50)

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • SOLI DEO GLORIA.
  • Amanda Maier-Rontgen

    6 Pieces for violin and piano (no.1)

    Performer: Cecilia Zilliacus. Performer: Bengt Forsberg.
    • Amanda Maier, Volume 2.
    • db Productions.
    • 4.
  • Charles Trenet

    Jardin du Mois de Mai

    Singer: Charles Trenet.
    • The Very Best Of Charles Trenet.
    • Prism Leisure.
    • 18.
  • Leos Janáček

    The Street Leading to the Castle (Sinfonietta)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Janacek: Sinfonietta/Taras Bulba: Wiener Philharmoniker/Mackerras.
    • Decca.
    • 5.

Broadcast

Five simple steps for morning mindfulness

Five simple steps for morning mindfulness

How listening to R3 Breakfast can reduce stress, aid mindfulness and cure morning breath.

Chilled – five great Russian winter pieces you’ve mostly never heard of …

Chilled –  five great Russian winter pieces you’ve mostly never heard of …

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg (a handy pianist) chips the ice off favourite classical scores.

Get singing: The Pankhurst Anthem

Get singing: The Pankhurst Anthem

We're inviting singers to mark 100 years of UK women's suffrage with a new choral work.

Sounds of the Earth

Sounds of the Earth

In this Weekend Breakfast feature, we hear the natural world in its many guises.