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Thursday - Sarah Walker

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 13 October 2011

A selection of must-hear music including Holst's Beni Mora from the Essential CD of the Week: a recording of Holst's orchestral works with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by David Lloyd-Jones.

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and the Artist of the Week the choir The Sixteen: Howells (Like as the Hart); Bach (Cantata BWV 34, O ewiges Feuer, O Ursprung der Liebe); Tallis (Spem in Alium). Also in this hour, Chopin's Scherzo no.4 in E, Op.54, performed by Benjamin Grosvenor.

10.30am
The Essential Classics guest is David Starkey, the historian. Today he introduces a piece that he finds particularly moving and the music he uses to relax to.

11am
Sarah's Essential Choice

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Act 1 (complete).
London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor).
LSO 0682.

Music Played

12 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Järnefelt

    Järnefelt Praeludium

    Performers: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel (conductor)

    TELARC 80170 TRACK 5

  • Image for Scott Joplin

    Scott Joplin Overture to Treemonisha

    Performers: Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Gunther Schuller (conductor)

    DG 435 709-2 CD 1 TRACK 1

  • Image for Gustav Holst

    Gustav Holst Beni Mora

    Performers: Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones (conductor)

    NAXOS 8.553696 TRACKS 2–4

  • ARTISTS OF THE WEEK

    • Image for Howells

      Howells Like as the Hart

      Performers: The Sixteen, Robert Quinney (organ), Harry Christophers (conductor)

      UNIVERSAL UCJ 179 5732 TRACK 12

  • Image for Frédéric Chopin

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

    Performers: Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)

    DECCA 478 3206 TRACK 3

  • ARTISTS OF THE WEEK

    • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

      Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata BWV 34, O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe

      Performers: Ian Partridge (tenor), David James (alto), Michael George (bass), The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor)

      CORO COR16039 TRACKS 3–7

  • Image for Ives

    Ives Central Park in the Dark

    Performers: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

    SONY MK 42381 TRACK 6

  • ARTISTS OF THE WEEK

    • Image for Thomas Tallis

      Thomas Tallis Spem in Alium

      Performers: The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor)

      CORO CORSACD16016 TRACK 1

  • DAVID STARKEY'S CHOICE

    • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Clarinet Quintet – 1st movement

      Performers: Thea King (basset clarinet), Gabrieli String Quartet:, Kenneth Sillito, Brendan O’Reilly (violins), Ian Jewel (viola), Keith Harvey (cello)

      HYPERION CDA30010 TRACK 4

    • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart E Susanna non vien!''Dove sono i bei momenti

      Performers: from The Marriage of Figaro, Kiri te Kanawa (soprano – Countess Almaviva), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti (conductor)

      DECCA 478 2352 CD 1 TRACK 2

  • Image for Camille Saint-Saëns

    Camille Saint-Saëns Allegro Appassionato, Op.43

    Performers: Alban Gerhardt (cello), Cecile Licad (piano)

    HYPERION CDA 67831 TRACK 19

  • Image for Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

    Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet, Act 1 (complete)

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

    LSO 0682 CD 1 TRACKS 1–21

  • TODAY’S BRAINTEASER ANSWER

    Who/what/where am I? - Spem in Alium

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