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Sunday - Martin Handley

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


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Music Played

  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Funeral March of a Marionette

    Orchestra: Royal Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Alexander Gibson.
    • DECCA.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Intermezzo in E major, Op.116 no.4

    Performer: Barry Douglas.
    • Brahms: Works for Solo Piano, Volume 1.
    • Chandos.
    • 2.
  • Henriette Renié

    Harp Concerto in C minor (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Emmanuel Ceysson. Orchestra: Orchestre régional Avignon Provence. Conductor: Samuel Jean.
    • Belle Époque.
    • Naïve.
    • 4.
  • Joseph Haydn

    The Creation (In holder Anmut stehn)

    Singer: Sandrine Piau. Singer: Mark Padmore. Singer: Neal Davies. Choir: Chetham's Chamber Choir. Orchestra: Gabrieli Consort & Players. Conductor: Paul McCreesh.
    • Haydn: The Creation: Gabrieli Consort & Players/McCreesh.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 19.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Rondo capriccioso, Op 14

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos Nos. 1&2: Perahia.
    • CBS.
    • 9.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Così fan tutte (Overture)

    Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • Mozart: Overtures: Staatskapelle Dresden/Davis.
    • RCA.
    • 7.
  • Josef Suk

    Fantastic Scherzo

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • Martinu: Symphony No.6 Czech Phil Orch / Belohlavek.
    • Chandos.
    • 009.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Russian Dance from Petrushka

    Performer: Ilya Gryngolts. Performer: Peter Laul.
    • BBC recording.
  • Claude Debussy

    Gigues (Images)

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Alexander Gretchaninov

    Lord, now lettest thou thy servant, Op.34 no. 1

    Choir: Holst Singers. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
  • Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov

    The Enchanted Lake

    Orchestra: State Academic Symphony Orchestra of The Russian Federation. Conductor: Evgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov.
  • Billy Mayerl

    Siberian Lament

    Performer: Philip Martin.
    • SOMM.
  • Michael Tippett

    String Quartet No 3 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Heath Quartet.
    • Wigmore Hall Live.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata in G major, Op 79

    Performer: Alfred Brendel.
    • Philips.
  • Wilhelm Kaiser-Lindemann


    Ensemble: Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker.
    • South American Getaway.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 5.


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