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Wednesday - Sarah Walker

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 09 February 2011

Classical Collection with Sarah Walker. This week's collections - music inspired by St Petersburg; Weber's Concertante works and our Artist of the Week: Dietrich-Fischer-Dieskau. Today's highlights include St Petersburg musicians performing Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, Rachmaninov's Vespers and Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila overture. There's also the Weber bassoon concerto and our Wednesday Award-winner is Sir John Eliot Gardiner's recording of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis.

10.00
Glinka
Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Evgeny Mravinsky (conductor)
Erato 2292-45757-2

10.05
Borodin
In the Steppes of Central Asia
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor)
Decca 436 651-2

10.13
Schumann
Liederkreis, op.39
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
Christoph Eschenbach (piano)
DG 415 190-2

10.39
Weber
Bassoon Concerto in F, op.75
Klaus Thunemann (bassoon)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Sir Neville Marriner (conductor)
Philips 432 081-2

10.56
Prokofiev
Romeo and Juliet: Suite no.2, op.64
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Evgeny Mravinsky (conductor)
Philips 420 483-2

11.23
Rachmaninov
Now lettest thy servant depart in peace (The Song of Simeon), from Vespers, op.37
Choir of the Cathedral of the Transfiguration, St Petersburg
Alexander Prodan (musical director)
DG 445 653-2

11.27
Bach
Prelude and Fugue in D, BWV 874
Bob van Asperen (harpsichord)
Virgin 5 61711 2

The Wednesday Award-winner

11.36
Beethoven
Credo from Missa Solemnis, op.123
Charlotte Margiono (soprano)
Catherine Robbin (mezzo-soprano)
William Kendall (tenor)
Alastair Miles (bass)
The Monteverdi Choir
Orchestra Revolutionnaire et Romantique
Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
Archiv 429 779-2.

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