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Sunday - Martin Handley

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show including two shortlisted carols from the Carol Competition, a Sunday morning Sounds of the Earth slow radio soundscape and the Advent Calendar. Also including listener requests.

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2 hours

Music Played

  • Francis Poulenc

    O magnum mysterium (4 Motets pour le temps de Noël)

    Choir: Choir of New College Oxford. Conductor: Edward Higginbottom.
    • Nativitas, A celebration of peace: Choir of New College, Oxford/Higginbottom.
    • Erato.
    • 13.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Trio in B flat D.898 (4th mvt)

    Performer: Renaud Capuçon. Performer: Gautier Capuçon. Performer: Frank Braley.
    • Schubert Piano Trios.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 104.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Symphony no.5 in D major (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Vaughan williams: Symphonies nos. 4 & 5: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Davis.
    • Teldec.
    • 6.
  • Breakfast Carol Competition 2019, carol no.3

    • Paul Lewis Edwards

      Breakfast Carol Competition 2019; No.3 Go to the Child

      Choir: BBC Singers. Performer: Richard Pearce. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Concerto no.3 in E flat major, K.447

    Performer: Margaret Faultless. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
    • Mozart: Complete Horn Concertos.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 401.
  • Pietro Mascagni

    Intermezzo (Cavalleria rusticana)

    Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
    • Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana - Norman, Giacomini.
    • Philips.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Organ Concerto in F major, Op.4`5

    Performer: Matthew Halls. Ensemble: Sonnerie. Director: Monica Huggett.
    • AVIE.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Christmas Oratorio, BWV.248 (Part 2, Sinfonia)

    Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • JS Bach - Sacred Vocal Works.
    • DG archive.
    • 10.
  • Gustav Holst

    In the bleak midwinter

    Music Arranger: Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Performer: Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Performer: Isata Kanneh-Mason.
    • Decca.
  • Karl Weigl

    Pictures and Tales Suite (Stork, Stork Clatter)

    Orchestra: Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland‐Pfalz. Conductor: Jürgen Bruns.
    • Weigl: Symphony No. 1 in E Major, Op. 5 & Pictures and Tales Suite.
    • CapriccioNR.
    • 203.
  • Distro Kuamboka

    Inkhama Muchupo

    Ensemble: Distro Kuamboka.
    • tbc.
  • Amy Beach

    Invocation Op.55

    Performer: Tasmin Little. Performer: John Lenehan.
    • Schumann, Smyth, Beach.
    • Chandos.
    • 13.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    The Creatures of Prometheus, Op 43 (Overture)

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • DECCA.
  • Breakfast Carol Competition 2019, carol no.2

    • Tom Dobney

      Breakfast Carol Competition 2019; No.2 Go to the Child

      Choir: BBC Singers. Performer: Richard Pearce. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Humoresque in E flat major, Op.89 no.5

    Performer: Vilde Frang. Orchestra: WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne. Conductor: Thomas Søndergård.
    • Prokofiev & Sibelius - Violin Concertos.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 9.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Dardanus Suite (Prologue; Tambourins 1 & 2)

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Federico Ruiz

    Tropical Tryptich (Allegro Vivo)

    Performer: Clara Rodriguez.
    • Clara Rodriguez plays the Piano Music of Federico Ruiz.
    • Nimbus Alliance.
    • 27.

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