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Thursday - Sarah Walker

3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 01 March 2012

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: "Londonderry Air: The Music of Percy Grainger" - John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Monteverdi Choir and the English Country Gardiner Orchestra: PHILIPS 4466572

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, conductor Mark Elder

On St David's Day, the Essential Classics guest is one of the most famous Welsh politicians of our times, Lord Kinnock.

Sarah's Essential Choice

Piano Concerto in E flat
Eric Parkin (piano)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Bryden Thomson (conductor)
Chandos CHAN 8461.

Music Played

13 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Johannes Brahms

    Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dance no.7

    Orchestrator: Schmeling Performers: Vienna Philharmonic, Claudio Abbado (conductor)

    DG 410 615-2

  • Image for Enrique Granados

    Enrique Granados Allegro de concierto

    Performers: Garrick Ohlsson (piano)


  • 9.10: Sarah's CD of the Week

    • Image for Percy Grainger

      Percy Grainger Irish Tune from County Derry

      Performers: Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

      PHILIPS 446 657-2

  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet in F (arr. of Piano Sonata in E, op.14 no.1)

    Performers: Gewandhaus Quartet

    NCA 60139

  • 9.30: Artist of the Week - Mark Elder

    • Image for Claude Debussy

      Claude Debussy Les Tierces Alternées & Général Lavine – Excentric

      Arranger: Colin Matthews Performers: Hallé, Mark Elder (conductor)

      HALLE CD HLL 7513

  • Image for George Frideric Handel

    George Frideric Handel 'Lascia la spina', from Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno

    Performers: Lucy Crowe (soprano), English Concert, Harry Bicket (conductor)


  • Image for Franz Schubert

    Franz Schubert Impromptu no.4 in A flat, D899.4

    Performers: Wilhelm Kempff (piano)

    DG 00289 479 0014

  • Image for Bernard Herrmann

    Bernard Herrmann 'Blindness' from the soundtrack to On Dangerous Ground

    Performers: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Paul Bateman (conductor)


  • 9.59: Artist of the Week - Mark Elder

    • Image for Sir Arnold Bax

      Sir Arnold Bax Spring Fire

      Performers: Hallé, Mark Elder (conductor)

      HALLE CD HLL 7528

  • 10.30: Neil Kinnock's Choices

    • Image for Richard Wagner

      Richard Wagner Richard Wagner - 'Beglückt darf nun dich' ('Pilgrims' Chorus') from Tannhäuser

      Performers: Leipzig Radio Choir, Dresden Staatskapelle, Silvio Varviso (conductor)

      PHILIPS 422 410-2

  • Image for Max Bruch

    Max Bruch Violin Concerto no.1 in G minor, op.26 – finale

    Performers: Nigel Kennedy (violin), English Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Tate (conductor)

    EMI CDC 7 49663 2

  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Image for John Ireland

      John Ireland Piano Concerto in E flat

      Performers: Eric Parkin (piano), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson (conductor)

      CHANDOS CHAN 8461

  • 11.28:

    • Image for Maurice Ravel

      Maurice Ravel String Quartet in F

      Performers: Quatuor Ebène

      VIRGIN 50999 519045 2 4

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    What Am I? Answer: Viola d'amore


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