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Wednesday - Sarah Walker

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 20 June 2012

9.00am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Purcell Chamber Music performed by London Baroque

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artists of the Week, the Gewandhaus Orchestra

10.30am
In the week that marks the centenary of the birth of Alan Turing Sarah's guest is Dame Wendy Hall, a leading expert in computer science.

11.00am
Sarah's Essential Choice
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 5
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Vernon Handley (conductor).

Music Played

11 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Gigue from Partita No. 3 in E, BWV 1006

    Performers: Thomas Zehetmair (violin)

    WARNER APEX 2564 64375 2

  • Image for Debussy (orch. Ravel)

    Debussy (orch. Ravel) Danse (Tarentelle Styrienne)

    Performers: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

    DG 00289 479 0056

  • 9.08: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Image for Henry Purcell

      Henry Purcell Chacony in G minor, Z730

      Performers: London Baroque

      HARMONIA MUNDI HMA 1951327

  • Image for Alexander Arutiunian

    Alexander Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto

    Performers: Alison Balsom (trumpet), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Renes (conductor)

    EMI 6 78590 2

  • 9.32: Artists of the Week - The Gewandhaus Orchestra

    • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

      Johann Sebastian Bach Mein Freund ist Mein (from Cantata BWV 140, 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme')

      Performers: Elisabeth Grümmer (soprano), Theo Adam (bass), St Thomas Church Choir, Gewandhaus Orchestra, Kurt Thomas (conductor)

      BERLIN CLASSICS 0092032BC

  • Image for Maurice Ravel

    Maurice Ravel Une barque sur l'océan

    Performers: Berlin Philharmonic, Pierre Boulez (conductor)

    DG 479 0333

  • 10am: Artists of the Week - The Gewandhaus Orchestra

    • Image for Robert Schumann

      Robert Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat, Op. 44

      Performers: Peter Rösel (piano), Gewandhaus-Quartett

      BELRIN CLASSICS 0094032BC

  • 10.30: Dame Wendy Hall's Choice

    • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

      Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op.125 – 4th mvt

      Performers: Katerina Beranova (soprano), Lilli Paasikivi (mezzo-soprano), Robert Dean Smith (tenor), Hanno Müller-Brachmann (bass-baritone), Gewandhaus Chorus, Gewandhaus Children’s Chorus, MDR Radio Chorus, Gewandhaus Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

      DECCA 478 3497

  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Image for Ralph Vaughan Williams

      Ralph Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 5 in D

      Performers: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley (conductor)

      EMI CD-EMX 9512

  • Image for Harvey

    Harvey Harvey - The Angels

    Performers: Latvian Radio Choir, Kaspars Putnins (conductor)

    Hyperion CDA67835

  • Image for Frédéric Chopin

    Frédéric Chopin Ballade no.4 in F minor, op.52

    Performers: Louis Lortie (piano)

    Chandos CHAN 10714

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    The Year in Question: 1795. In this year, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 was first performed, his Trio for two oboes and cor anglais Op. 87 was composed, and Haydn composed his Symphony No. 104.

    The music played:

    Beethoven
    Piano Concerto No. 2 (3rd mvmt Rondo)
    Alfred Brendel (piano)
    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    Simon Rattle (conductor)
    PHILIPS 462 781 2

    Beethoven
    Trio for 2 oboes and cor anglais Op. 87 (Minuet)
    Heinz Holliger & Hans Elhorst (oboes)
    Maurice Bourgue (cor anglais)
    DG 453 779 2

    Haydn
    Symphony No. 104 (Finale)
    Orchestra of St Luke’s
    Charles Mackerras (conductor)
    TELARC CD 80311

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