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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.

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2 hours

Music Played

  • Arthur Sullivan

    The Yeomen of the Guard (Overture)

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Malcolm Sargent.
    • London.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Confitebor tibi alla francese (Selva morale e spirituale)

    Orchestra: Les Arts Florissants. Director: William Christie.
    • Monteverdi - Selva morale e spirituale.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 5.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Elegie in E flat minor, Op.3 no.1

    Performer: Howard Shelley.
    • Hyperion.
  • Franz Krommer

    Octet-Partita in F major (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Budapester Bläserensemble. Director: Kálmán Berkes.
    • Krommer: Partitas for Wind Ensemble Op. 57, 71 and 78: Budapest Wind Ensemble.
    • Naxos.
    • 1.
  • Grażyna Bacewicz

    String Quartet no.2 (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Silesian String Quartet.
    • Bacewicz: Complete String Quartets.
    • Chandos.
    • 4.
  • Henry Purcell

    'Tis nature's voice - Soul of the world (Hail, Bright Cecilia, Z.328)

    Singer: Rogers Covey‐Crump. Ensemble: Taverner Players. Conductor: Andrew Parrott.
    • Hail! Bright Cecilia.
    • VIRGIN CLASSICS.
    • 4-5.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Acceleration Waltz, Op 234

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Carlos Kleiber.
    • Sony.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Vissi d'arte (Tosca)

    Singer: Maria Callas. Orchestra: La Scala Orchestra, Milan. Conductor: Victor de Sabata.
    • EMI.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker Suite (Miniature Overture)

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Lorin Maazel.
    • Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet, Nutcracker Suite; Maazel, the Cleveland Orchestra.
    • Telarc.
    • 2.
  • François Couperin

    Les baricades mysterieux

    Performer: Jean Rondeau.
    • BBC recording.
  • John Cage

    In a Landscape

    Performer: Floraleda Sacchi.
    • Decca.
  • Dilys Elwyn-Edwards

    Sweet Suffolk Owl

    Singer: Elin Manahan Thomas. Performer: Jocelyn Freeman.
    • TY CERDD RECORDS.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Organ Concerto no.13 "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale" (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Simon Preston. Ensemble: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony no. 86 in D major H.1.86 (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Sigiswald Kuijken.
    • VIrgin Classics.
  • J. Leubrie Hill

    At The Ball, That's All (Way Out West)

    Ensemble: Avalon Boys.
    • EMI.
  • Arthur Wood

    Barwick Green ('The Archers' Theme Tune)

    Performer: New Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Jay Wilbur.
    • Memoir Records.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Carnival Overture

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rafael Kubelík.
    • Antonin Dvorak.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4.

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