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Wednesday - Sarah Walker

3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 14 December 2011

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Treasures of Christ Church: The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford, Stephen Darlington (director of music) AVIE AV2215

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, oboist Heinz Holliger. Today we hear him in works by Bach (Concerto BWV 1060), Martin (Petite complainte) and Moscheles (Concertante in F)

The Essential Classics guest is Guardian columnist Michele Hanson, who introduces her essential pieces. Today she mentions music she enjoys listening to on a journey, and reveals a piece of film music that has made a particular impact on her.

Sarah's Essential Choice

La Peri
Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Jean Fournet (conductor) REGIS RRC1334.

Music Played

15 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Moritz Moszkowski

    Moritz Moszkowski Spanish Dance No.1 (Danzas Espanolas, Op,12 Book 1: No.1 in C)

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Ataúlfo Argenta (conductor)

    DECCA 433 911-2

  • Image for Franz Schubert

    Franz Schubert Klavierstucke, D.946: No.1 in E flat

    Performers: Alfred Brendel (piano)

    PHILIPS 456 061-2

  • 9.10: Sarah's CD of the Week

    • Image for John Taverner

      John Taverner Christe Jesu

      Performers: Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, Stephen Darlington (director of music)

      AVIE AV 2215

  • Image for Maurice Ravel

    Maurice Ravel Rapsodie espagnole

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux (conductor)

    PHILIPS 464 733-2

  • 9.30: Artist of the Week - Heinz Holliger

    • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

      Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto in D minor, BWV1060

      Performers: Heinz Holliger (oboe), Arthur Grumiaux (violin), New Philharmonia Orchestra, Edo de Waart (conductor)

      PHILIPS 420 700-2

  • Image for Martin

    Martin Martin - Petite complainte

    Performers: Heinz Holliger (oboe), John Constable (piano)


  • 9.57am

    • Image for Ernest Chausson

      Ernest Chausson Viviane

      Performers: BBC Philharmonic, Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor)

      CHANDOS CHAN9650

  • Image for Charles-François Gounod

    Charles-François Gounod Salut demeure chaste et pure (Faust)

    Performers: Joseph Calleja (tenor), Suisse Romande Orchestra, Marco Armiliato (conductor)

    DECCA 478 2720

  • 10.10: Artist of the Week - Heinz Holliger

    • Image for Moscheles

      Moscheles Concertante in F major

      Performers: Heinz Holliger (oboe), Aurele Nicolet (flute), Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Eliahu Inbal (conductor)

      PENTATONE PTC 5186 129

  • 10.30: Michelle Hanson's Choices

    • Image for George Frideric Handel

      George Frideric Handel The Choice of Hercules: Where shall I go?

      Performers: Virtue: Helen Watts (mezzo-soprano), Pleasure: Heather Harper (soprano), Hercules: James Bowman (countertenor), Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Philip Ledger (conductor)

      VRIGIN CLASSICS VBD 562118-2

  • Image for Franz Schubert

    Franz Schubert Piano Trio in E flat, Op.100: second movement

    Performers: Beaux Arts Trio

    PHILIPS 426 096-2

  • Image for Jean Sibelius

    Jean Sibelius In the Summer (Suite for violin and strings)

    Performers: Christian Tetzlaff (violin), Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

    VIRGIN CLASSICS 545534-2

  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Image for Paul Dukas

      Paul Dukas La Péri: Fanfares pour précéder La Péri; La Peri, poème dansé

      Performers: Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra; Jean Fournet (conductor)

      REGIS RRC1344

  • 11.26am

    • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

      Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Sonata, Op.24 'Spring'

      Performers: Isabelle Faust (violin), Alexander Melnikov (piano)

      HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 902025.27

  • Image for Spohr

    Spohr Opening movement of the Octet

    Performers: Melos Ensemble

    EMI 918514-2

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    Only Connect: The answer was Sorcerers
    The music played:

    "The Queen of Carthage, whom we hate..."
    Dido & Aeneas, Act 2, scene 1
    Claire Brua (mezzo-soprano)
    Les Arts Florissants
    William Christie (director)
    ERATO 4509984772

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
    London Symphony Orchestra
    Charles Mackerras
    CALA CACD1022

    "My name is John Wellington Wells"
    The Sorcerer, Act 1
    John Reed (baritone)
    D’Oyly Carte Opera Chorus
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Isidore Godfrey (conductor)
    LONDON 4368072


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