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Tuesday - Sarah Walker

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 16 August 2011

To tie in with Angela Hewitt's appearance at the BBC Proms this Friday, Sarah Walker explores the distinguished career of this Canadian-born pianist. Although at the Proms Hewitt will join other musicians to perform Brahms's Piano Quartet No 1, she is best known as a Bach interpreter of distinction. Today, however, Sarah plays recordings of repertoire with which Hewitt is perhaps not so readily identified but which similarly showcases her pianistic prowess: Chopin's Nocturne, Op.9 No.2 in E flat and Haydn's Piano Sonata in E flat.

10:00
Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
Kirov Orchestra
Valery Gergiev (conductor)
PHILIPS 4708402

10.09
Sibelius: Night Ride and Sunrise
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Alexander Gibson (conductor)
CHANDOS CHAN24119

10.24
Chopin: Nocturnes in E flat, Op 9 No 2
Angela Hewitt (piano)
HYPERION CDA67371/2

10.29
Herman Severin Lovenskiold: La Sylphide (Overture to The Arrival of the Guests)
London Symphony Orchestra
Andre Previn (conductor)
EMI 9676942

10.54
Haydn: Piano Sonata in E flat major, Hob XVI:52
Angela Hewitt (piano)
HYPERION CDA 67736

11.15
Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Seiji Ozawa (conductor)
PHILIPS 4320922

11.25
Dvorak: String Quartet in F, Op 96 (American)
Vlach Quartet
NAXOS 8.553371

11.54
Copland: John Henry - A Railroad Ballad for Orchestra
Cincinatti Pops Orchestra
Erich Kunzel (conductor)
TELDEC 80117.

Music Played

8 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Alexander Borodin
    00:00

    Alexander Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia

    Performers: Kirov Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

    PHILIPS 4708402

  • Image for Jean Sibelius
    00:09

    Jean Sibelius Night Ride and Sunrise

    Performers: Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Alexander Gibson (conductor)

    CHANDOS CHAN24119

  • Image for Frédéric Chopin
    00:24

    Frédéric Chopin Nocturnes in E flat, Op 9 No 2

    Performers: Angela Hewitt (piano)

    HYPERION CDA67371/2

  • Image for Herman Severin Løvenskiold
    00:29

    Herman Severin Løvenskiold La Sylphide (Overture to The Arrival of the Guests)

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn (conductor)

    EMI 9676942

  • Image for Joseph Haydn
    00:54

    Joseph Haydn Piano Sonata in E flat major, Hob XVI:52

    Performers: Angela Hewitt (piano)

    HYPERION CDA 67736

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach
    01:15

    Johann Sebastian Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565

    Performers: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa (conductor)

    PHILIPS 4320922

  • Image for Antonin Dvorak
    01:25

    Antonin Dvorak String Quartet in F, Op 96 (American)

    Performers: Vlach Quartet

    NAXOS 8.553371

  • Image for Aaron Copland
    01:54

    Aaron Copland John Henry - A Railroad Ballad for Orchestra

    Performers: Cincinatti Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel (conductor)

    TELDEC 80117

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