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Monday - Sarah Walker

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 28 May 2012

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Romantic Overtures - London Classical Players, Roger Norrington (conductor). EMI CDC 749889-2.

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, Stephen Layton and his choir, Polyphony.

10.30am
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the consecration of the new St Michael's Cathedral in Coventry, built beside the ruins of the old Gothic cathedral, which was destroyed by Luftwaffe bombing during World War II. Sarah Walker's guest this week is the British architect and TV presenter Ptolemy Dean, who specialises in historic preservation, as well as designing new buildings that are in keeping with their historic settings. He shares some of his essential pieces of classical music.

11am
Messiaen: Turangalila-Symphony (excerpt)
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review

Presenter: Sarah Walker
Producer: Richard Denison.

Music Played

15 items
  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Sinfonia (Ich hatte viel Bukummernis, BWV 21)

    Performers: English Baroque Soloists (Katherine Arfken, solo oboe), John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    SOLI DEO GLORIA SDG165

  • 9.04: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Image for Felix Mendelssohn

      Felix Mendelssohn The Hebrides, Op. 26

      Performers: London Classical Players, Roger Norrington (conductor)

      EMI CDC 749889-2

  • Image for Benjamin Britten

    Benjamin Britten Simple Symphony, Op. 4

    Performers: English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten (conductor)

    DECCA 417 509-2

  • 9.30am

    • Image for Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Marche (Sleeping Beauty, Act III)

      Performers: Suisse Romande Orchestra, Ernest Ansermet (conductor)

      BRILLIANT CLASSICS 94031

  • 9.36: Artists of the Week - Stephen Layton and his choir, Polyphony

    • Image for Anton Bruckner

      Anton Bruckner Locus iste; Christus factus est

      Performers: Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)

      HYPERION CDA 67629

  • Image for Michel-Richard de Lalande

    Michel-Richard de Lalande Symphonies pour les Soupers du Roi: Marche de Candiots (Le Ballet de la Jeunesse); Airs des Cambattants (Les Folies de Cardenio); Chaconne (Les Fontaines de Versailles); Air d’Ancelade (Les Fontaines de Versailles)

    Performers: Musica Florea, Marek Stryncl (director)

    MBF 1108

  • 9.54: Artists of the Week - Stephen Layton and his choir, Polyphony

    • Image for Francis Poulenc

      Francis Poulenc Salve Regina

      Performers: Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)

      HYPERION CDA67623

  • Dohnanyi Valse aimiable; Um Mitternacht (Winterreigen, Op.13)

    Performers: Martin Roscoe (piano)

    HYPERION CDA67871

  • 10.06am

    • Image for Camille Saint-Saëns

      Camille Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 2 in A minor, Op. 55

      Performers: Orchestre National de l’ORTF, Jean Martinon (conductor)

      EMI CZS 585186-2

  • 10.30: Ptolemy Dean's Choices

    • Image for Anon.

      Anon. Anon. - Coventry Carol

      Performers: Choir of Coventry Cathedral (in the ruins of Coventry Cathedral in 1940)

      BBC Archive Recording

  • Rimsky-Korsakov arr. Heifetz Flight of the Bumble Bee (Tale of Tsar Sultan)

    Performers: Tasmin Little (violin), Piers Lane (piano)

    EMI CDM 764507-2

  • Image for Sir Edward Elgar

    Sir Edward Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 (movements 3 and 4)

    Performers: Jacqueline du Pré (cello), London Symphony Orchestra, John Barbirolli (conductor)

    EMI CDC 747329-2

  • Image for [traditional]

    [traditional] Simple Gifts

    Performers: Alison Krauss (vocal), Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

    SONY S2K092857

  • 11.04am

    • Image for Olivier Messiaen

      Olivier Messiaen Turangalila Symphony (excerpt)

      Performers: The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review

  • 11.42am

    • Image for Joseph Haydn

      Joseph Haydn Symphony No.58 in F major

      Performers: English Concert, Trevor Pinnock (conductor)

      DG 463 731-2

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    Births, Deaths, Marriages: Who was getting married? Answer: Princess Aurora and Prince Désiré, from Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty.

    The music played:

    Tchaikovsky
    Marche (Sleeping Beauty, Act III)
    Suisse Romande Orchestra
    Ernest Ansermet (conductor)
    BRILLIANT CLASSICS 94031

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