Friday - Sarah Walker
Classical Collection with Sarah Walker.
Great performances, classic recordings and a collection of works based around the Sea.
Sarah Walker concludes the exploration of music inspired by the Sea with Malcolm Arnold's Sea Shanties and an extract from Bizet's The Pearl Fishers. Plus a classic chamber music recording: Beethoven's Septet in E flat performed by members of the Vienna Octet.
Overture to HMS Pinafore
Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera
Charles Mackerras (conductor)
The Pearl Fishers: excerpt from Act 1
Nadir: Alain Vanzo (tenor)
Nourabad: Roger Soyer (bass)
Leila: Ileana Cotrubas (soprano)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Paris Opera
Georges Pretre (conductor)
Vexilla Regis prodeunt
Wayne Marshall (organ)
Virgin Classics VC545320-2
Septet in E flat
Members of the Vienna Octet
Decca 421 093-2
Sea Shanties for Wind Quintet, Op.4
Piano Concerto No. 2
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)
BBC Recording to be released on CHANDOS CHAN10610 on 1st September.