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Sunday - Martin Handley

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests and a Sounds of the Earth slow radio soundscape recorded by Chris Watson in Col de Seraillé, The Pyrenees.


2 hours

Music Played

  • Claude‐Joseph Rouget de l’Isle

    La Marseillaise

    Music Arranger: Igor Stravinsky. Performer: Anthony Marwood.
    • Stravinsky: Complete Music for Violin and Piano.
    • Hyperion.
    • 15.
  • Jean Mouton

    Ave Maria

    Ensemble: Tallis Scholars. Director: Peter Phillips.
    • GIMELL.
  • Arnold Bax

    Summer Music

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones.
    • Best of British.
    • Naxos.
    • 4.
  • Anon.


    Ensemble: Ensemble Lucidarium. Director: Avery Gosfield.
    • BBC recording.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Suite 'From the Middle Ages' (Scherzo)

    Orchestra: Russian State Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Evgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov.
  • Roxanna Panufnik

    Modlitwa [Prayer]

    Ensemble: The Sixteen. Director: Harry Christophers.
    • Padre Pio: Prayer.
    • CORO.
    • 8.
  • Carl Nielsen

    An Imaginary Journey to the Faroes

    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • Carl Nielsen: Orchestral music: Danish National Symphony Orch/Dausgaard.
    • Dacapo.
    • 10.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Forets paisibles (Les Indes Galantes)

    Singer: Sabine Devieilhe. Singer: Aimery Lefèvre. Choir: Le jeune chœur de Paris. Ensemble: Les Ambassadeurs. Director: Alexis Kossenko.
    • Le Grand Theatre de l'Amour.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 001.
  • Leos Janáček

    The Madonna of Frydek (On an Overgrown Path, Bk.1)

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    Bourrée fantasque

    Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Conductor: Neeme Järvi. Music Arranger: Felix Mottl.
    • Chabrier: Orchestral Works: Jarvi.
    • Chandos.
    • 6.
  • Trad.

    Hator Hator

    Ensemble: Korua Ensemble.
    • AGORILA.
  • Sylvain Texier

    Reveries, Op.1

    Performer: Ô Lake.
    • Night-Night Records.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Lever du Jour [Daphnis et Chloe Suite no.2]

    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado. Choir: Boston Symphony Chorus.
    • Deutsche Gramophon.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Lascia ch'io pianga (Rinaldo)

    Singer: Magdalena Kožená. Ensemble: La Cetra Barockorchester Basel. Director: Johannes Keller.
    • Recording from the European Broadcasting Union.
  • John Bacchus Dykes

    Eternal Father, strong to save

    Choir: Huddersfield Choral Society. Performer: David Bell. Conductor: Owain Arwel Hughes.
    • The Hymns Album: Huddersfield Choral Society.
    • EMI.
    • 17.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Africa Fantasie, Op.89

    Performer: Stephen Hough. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • Hyperion.
  • Yves Montand

    Rendez-vous de Paname

    Singer: Yves Montand.
    • Le Chant du Monde.


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