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Friday - Sarah Walker

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 23 September 2011

Sarah Walker shares great music and performances, with the Essential CD of the Week, Artist of the Week, and guest, Rachel de Thame selects her essential pieces of classical music.

9am
A selection of must-hear music including the Essential CD of the Week: A Purcell Songbook, Emma Kirkby

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, Ivan Fischer: Rossini (La Scala di Seta Overture), Beethoven (Symphony No.4 in B flat Op.60). Also in this hour Debussy's Images II played by Arturo Michelangeli Benedetti.

10.30am
The Essential Classics guest is gardening expert Rachel de Thame. Today she introduces a piece she finds particularly moving, and Sarah acts as a 'personal shopper', playing a piece she hopes Rachel will enjoy.

11am
Sarah's Essential Choice
Haydn
Missa in tempore belli
Nancy Argenta (soprano)
Catherine Denley (mezzo-soprano)
Mark Padmore (tenor)
Stephen Varcoe (baritone)
Collegium Musicum 90 Choir
Collegium Musicum 90
Richard Hickox (conductor).

Music Played

11 items
  • Image for Bedrich Smetana

    Bedrich Smetana The Brandenburgers in Bohemia' - Act I, Ballet

    Performers: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

    CHANDOS CHAN10518 TRACK 10

  • Image for Dmitri Shostakovich

    Dmitri Shostakovich Ballet Suite No.1 - Lyric Waltz (2.17) and Funny Waltz (2.57) 0.21875

    Performers: Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi (conductor)

    CHANDOS CHAN 10088(2) X TRACKS 1 & 5

  • Image for Jacques Ibert

    Jacques Ibert Divertissment – Cortege

    Performers: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Fremeux (conductor)

    EMI CDC7492612 TRACK 2

  • ESSENTIAL CLASSICS DISC OF THE WEEK

    • Image for Henry Purcell

      Henry Purcell O, O let me weep

      Performers: Emma Kirkby (soprano), Anthony Rooley (lute), Richard Campbell (viola da gamba)

      DECCA 4767467 TRACK 5

  • Image for Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco

    Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco Concerto Grosso in G Op.6 No.5

    Performers: Concerto Köln

    TELDEC 3984221662 TRACKS 29-31

  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK

    • Image for Gioachino Rossini

      Gioachino Rossini La Scala di Seta – Overture

      Performers: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer (conductor)

      CHANNEL CLASSICS CCSSA27708 TRACK 1

  • Image for Claude Debussy

    Claude Debussy Images II

    Performers: Arturo Michelangeli Benedetti (piano)

    DG 4698202CD 8 TRACKS 16-18

  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK

    • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

      Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No.4 in B flat Op.60

      Performers: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer (conductor)

      CHANNEL CLASSICS CCSSA 30710 TRACKS 1-4

  • Image for Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

    Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet Op.64 - end of Act I

    Performers: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy ()conductor)

    DECCA 4360782 CD 1 TRACKS 18-21

  • ESSENTIAL CHOICE

    • Image for Joseph Haydn

      Joseph Haydn Missa in tempore belli

      Performers: Nancy Argenta (soprano), Catherine Denley (mezzo-soprano), Mark Padmore (tenor), Stephen Varcoe (baritone), Collegium Musicum 90 Choir, Collegium Musicum 90, Richard Hickox (conductor)

      CHANDOS CHAN0633 TRACKS 2-12

  • Image for Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

    Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov Trio Elegiaque No.1 in G minor

    Performers: Beaux Arts Trio

    PHILIPS 4201752 TRACK 1

  • Today's Brainteaser answer

    Spot the Artist – Itzhak Perlman: Extract No.1


    Paganini
    Caprice no 17 in E flat
    Itzhak Perlman (violin)
    EMI CDC 747 171 2


    Paganini
    Caprice no 17 in E flat
    Michael Rabin (violin)
    EMI 4579862


    Paganini
    Caprice no 17 in E flat
    James Ehnes (violin)
    ONYX ONYX4044

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