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Thursday - Sarah Walker

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 31 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
Sarah's Essential Choice

Schoenberg
Verklarte Nacht, Op. 4
LaSalle Quartet
DG 423 250-2.

Music Played

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

    Jean Sibelius Arabesque (Musical Box), Op. 76 No. 9

    Performers: Annette Servadei (piano)

    REGIS RRC 1281

  • 9.02am

    • Image for Igor Stravinsky

      Igor Stravinsky Scherzo fantastique, Op. 3

      Performers: CBC Symphony Orchestra, Igor Stravinsky (conductor)

      SONY CLASSICAL SM3K 46291

  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven 5 Variations on Rule Britannia, WoO79

    Performers: Olli Mustonen (piano)

    DECCA 436 834-2

  • 9.18: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Image for Hector Berlioz

      Hector Berlioz Les Francs Juges, Op. 3

      Performers: London Classical Players, Roger Norrington (conductor)

      EMI CDC 749889-2

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

    • Image for Sir William Walton

      Sir William Walton Set me as a seal upon thine heart

      Performers: Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)

      HYPERION CDA67330

  • Image for Richard Wagner

    Richard Wagner Richard Wagner - Forest Murmurs (Siegfried)

    Performers: Berlin Philharmonic, Klaus Tennstedt (conductor)

    EMI CDC 747007-2

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

    • Cornelius Liebe: ein Zyklus von 3 Chorliedern, Op. 18

      Performers: Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)

      HYPERION CDA67206

  • 9.58am

    • Image for Carl Maria von Weber

      Carl Maria von Weber Clarinet Concerto No.2 in E flat, Op.74

      Performers: Oskar Michallik (clarinet), Staatskapelle Dresden, Kurt Sanderling (conductor)

      PHILIPS 462 868-2

  • 10.23am

    • Image for Blow

      Blow Saraband for the Graces; A Ground; Act Tune (Venus and Adonis, Act II)

      Performers: Theatre of the Ayre, Elizabeth Kenny (director)

      WIGMORE HALL LIVE WHLIVE0043

  • 10.30: Ptolemy Dean's Choice

    • Image for John Tavener

      John Tavener Song for Athene

      Performers: Westminster Abbey Choir, Martin Neary (conductor)

      SONY CLASSICAL SK 66613

  • 10.45: Ptolemy Dean's Choice

    • Image for Gregorio Allegri

      Gregorio Allegri Miserere

      Performers: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury (director)

      DECCA 460 021-2

  • Image for Franz Schubert

    Franz Schubert Moments Musicaux, D.780: No.3 in F minor

    Performers: Dejan Lazic (piano)

    CHANNEL CLASSICS SSC SA 20705

  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Image for Arnold Schoenberg

      Arnold Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4

      Performers: LaSalle Quartet, with Donald McInnes (viola) and Jonathan Pegis (cello)

      DG 423 250-2

  • 11.30am

    • Schubert Im Abendrot, D.799

      Performers: Anne Sophie von Otter (mezzo-soprano), Bengt Forsberg (piano)

      DG 453 481-2

  • 11.35am

    • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Violin Concerto No.4 in D major, K.218

      Performers: Kremerata Baltica, Gidon Kremer (violin/director)

      NONESUCH 7559 79886-2

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    Who am I? Answer: Carl Maria von Weber

    The music played:

    Weber
    Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E flat, Op. 74
    Oskar Michallik (clarinet)
    Staatskapelle Dresden
    Kurt Sanderling (conductor)
    PHILIPS 462 868-2

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