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Monday - Sarah Walker

3 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 17 October 2011

Sarah Walker's selection of music today includes Handel's Let thy Hand be Strengthened performed by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, and the Academy of Ancient Music from the Essential CD of the Week: a recording of Handel's Coronation Anthems conducted by Stephen Cleobury.

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, the clarinettist Jack Brymer: Mozart (Kegelstatt Trio in E flat, K 498); and Coates (Saxo Rhapsody). Also in this hour, Glazunov's Concert Waltz in D performed by the Kirov Orchestra of St Petersburg.

The Essential Classics guest is Simon Jenkins, the journalist, author and former editor of The Times and the Evening Standard, who is also chairman of the National Trust. Today he introduces a piece played by a favourite performer and the first record he bought.

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

Music Played

14 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

    • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Final allegro (Divertimento in E flat K 166),

      Performers: London Wind Soloists, Jack Brymer (director)

      LONDON 455 794 2 CD 1 TRACK 12


    • Image for George Frideric Handel

      George Frideric Handel Let thy hand be strengthened

      Performers: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, The Academy of Ancient Music, Stephen Cleobury (director)

      EMI 571 402 2 TRACKS 4 - 6

  • Image for Felix Mendelssohn

    Felix Mendelssohn Fantasy: The Last Rose of Summer

    Performers: Benjamin Frith (piano)

    NAXOS 8553358 TRACK 4

  • Image for Ireland

    Ireland Epic March

    Performers: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel (conductor)

    TELARC CD 80122 TRACK 4


    • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 'Kegelstatt' Trio in E flat K 498

      Performers: Jack Brymer (clarinet), Patrick Ireland (viola), Stephen Bishop Kovacevich (piano)

      PHILIPS 446 236 2 TRACKS 8 – 10


    • Image for Franz Liszt

      Franz Liszt Valse Impromptu

      Performers: Georges Cziffra

      EMI CDC 747 562 2 TRACK 3


    • Image for Eric Coates

      Eric Coates Saxo Rhapsody

      Performers: Jack Brymer (alto saxophone), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Groves


  • Image for Antonio Vivaldi

    Antonio Vivaldi Flute Concerto in F, RV 433 'La Tempesta di Mare'

    Performers: Philippe Racine (flute), English Chamber Orchestra, Simon Preston (conductor)

    NOVALIS 150 062-2 TRACKS 1-3

  • Image for Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov

    Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov Concert Waltz in D

    Performers: Kirov Orchestra of St Petersburg, Viktor Fedotov (conductor)

    IMP 3036600067 CD 2 TRACK 30


    • Image for Franz Schubert

      Franz Schubert Morgengruss & Der Jäger from Die Schöne Müllerin

      Performers: Fritz Wunderlich (tenor), Hubert Giesen (piano)

      DG 423 956 2 TRACKS 8 & 14

    • Image for Igor Stravinsky

      Igor Stravinsky Scene 4: Petrouchka (The Shrovetide Fair/Dances/The Fight/Death of Petrushka/Petrushka's G

      Performers: Peter Donohoe (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra , Simon Rattle (conductor)

      HMV 573 551 2 TKS 20 – 29

  • Image for Clara Schumann

    Clara Schumann Valse Capriccio No.7 Op.2

    Performers: Teresa Laredo (piano)

    GALLO CD 839 TRACK 7

  • Image for Hector Berlioz

    Hector Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis (conductor)

    LSO Live LSO 0007

  • Image for Percy Grainger

    Percy Grainger The Keel Row

    Performers: Penelope Thwaites (piano), Wayne Marshall (piano), John Lavender (piano), Rhondda Gillespie (piano), Antony Gray (piano)

    CHANDOS CHAN 10638 CD 16 TRACK 12


    Mystery Piece

    Mazurka (1890)
    Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)
    CHANDOS CHAN 10467


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