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Wednesday - Sarah Walker

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 27 July 2011

Emmanuel Pahud is one of the world's leading flautists, and an exceptionally charismatic ambassador for his instrument. When he joined the Berlin Philharmonic at the age of 22, he was their youngest player; all the more remarkable since he went in as principal flute - top dog. Alongside his orchestral work he has developed a wide-ranging solo career, and on 28 July he performs two concertos at the Proms. So all this week on Classical Collection, Sarah Walker presents a survey of Emmanuel Pahud's recordings, today featuring the coolly classical 2nd Flute Concerto by Mozart. Also on the menu, in the run-up to the Horrible Histories Free Family Prom on 30 July, are works with humorous associations - including, each day, a different 'comedy overture' by a British composer: today we hear Balfour Gardiner's Overture to a Comedy.

Music Played

7 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for H. Balfour Gardiner
    00:00

    H. Balfour Gardiner Overture to a Comedy

    Performers: Northern Sinfonia, Richard Hickox (conductor)

    EMI CDC 7 49933 2

  • Image for Frédéric Chopin
    00:08

    Frédéric Chopin Scherzo no.4 in E major, op.54

    Performers: Artur Rubinstein (piano)

    RCA 82876-61396-2

  • Artist of the Week

    • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      00:20

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Flute Concerto no.2 in D, K314

      Performers: Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Berlin Philharmonic, Claudio Abbado (conductor)

      EMI 5 56365 2

  • Wednesday Award Winner

    • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven
      00:39

      Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, op.95

      Performers: Gewandhaus Quartet

      NCA 60139

  • Artist of the Week

    • Image for Carl Nielsen
      01:01

      Carl Nielsen Wind Quintet in A major, op.43

      Performers: Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Jonathan Kelly (oboe), Sabine Meyer (clarinet), Radek Baborak (horn), Stefan Schweigert (bassoon)

      EMI 394421-2

  • Image for Elliott Carter
    01:28

    Elliott Carter Voyage

    Performers: Mary Ann Hart (soprano), Dennis Helmrich (piano)

    Albany TROY 118

  • Image for Claude Debussy
    01:34

    Claude Debussy Jeux

    Performers: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor)

    Decca 438 742-2

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