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Friday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. This week performances by the Scottish conductor Bryden Thomson.

10:00
Roberto Pansera
Dance of Joy
Tapiola Sinfonietta
Kari Kriikku (clarinet)
ONDINE ODE1140-2 Track 5

10:13
Artist of the Week

Vaughan Williams
Five Variants of 'Dives and Lazarus'
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Bryden Thomson (conductor)
CHANDOS CHAN 9775

10:27
Kodaly
Dances of Marosszek
Philharmonia Hungarica
Antal Dorati (conductor)
DECCA 4250342

10:40
Today our Friday Virtuoso is Finnish clarinettest Kari Kriikku, of whose playing a German reviewer recently wrote "When this instrument begins to sound, it takes off, the flying carpet: Kari Kriikku's clarinet tells stories, creates most dazzling exotic sensations and takes the audience to new colourful worlds." This description could certainly be applied to Kari Kriikku's performance of Weber's Clarinet Quintet in B flat major. The piece features many beautiful melodies and the final movement in particular has to be heard to be believed!

Weber
Clarinet Quintet in B flat major Op.34
Kari Kriikku (clarinet)
New Helsinki Quartet
ONDINE ODE 895-2

11:09
CPE Bach
Sonata in G Minor Wq64/17
Andreas Staier (harpsichord)
DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI DHM82876673742

11:21
Artist of the Week

Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto No.2 Op.18
Howard Shelley (piano)
Scottish National Orchestra
Bryden Thomson (conductor)
CHANDOS CHAN 24130.

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