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Thursday - Sarah Walker

3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 28 June 2012

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Arne Overtures - Collegium Musicum 90, Simon Standage: CHANDOS CHAN 0722

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, the Kuijken brothers. Hear them in music by Pergolesi (La Serva Padrona) and Platti (Sonata in G major, Op.3).

This week one of the key features from Olympiads of the ancient world is re-created in London's Southbank Centre. Poetry Parnassus, the largest poetry festival ever staged in the UK, will bring together poets and spoken-word artists from all over the world, with all 204 competing Olympic nations represented. Sarah Walker's guest this week is Britain's representative, Jo Shapcott.

Mozart: Requiem, K.626
Barbara Bonney (soprano)
Anne Sofie von Otter (contralto)
Hans Peter Blochwitz (tenor)
Willard White (bass)
Monteverdi Choir.

Music Played

14 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven Bagatelle, Op. 126 No. 5

    Performers: Alfred Brendel (piano)

    PHILIPS 412 227-2

  • 9.04am

    • Image for Tchaikovsky

      Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

      Performers: Orchestra dell' Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano (conductor)

      EMI 370065-2

  • 9.25: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Image for Thomas Arne

      Thomas Arne Overture No. 3 in G (from 'Henry and Emma')

      Performers: Collegium Musicum 90, Simon Standage (conductor)

      CHANDOS CHAN 0722

  • 9.30am

    • Image for Franz Schubert

      Franz Schubert Impromptu in B flat major, D.935 No. 3

      Performers: Maria Joao Pires (piano)

      DG 457 550-2

  • 9.45: Artists of the Week - The Kuijken Family

    • Image for Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

      Giovanni Battista Pergolesi "Lo Conosco a Quegli Ochietti" (La Serva Padrona)

      Performers: Serpina: Patricia Biccire (soprano), Uberto: Donato Di Stefano (bass), La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken (violin director)

      ACCENT ACC96123D

  • Image for Edward Elgar

    Edward Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 in G

    Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult (conductor)

    EMI CDM 764015-2

  • 9.56am

    • Image for Richard Strauss

      Richard Strauss Dance of the Seven Veils (Salome)

      Performers: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner (conductor)

      RCA GD 60874

  • 10.06: Artists of the Week - The Kuijken Family

    • Image for Platti

      Platti Sonata in G major, Op. 3

      Performers: Barthold Kuijken (flute), Wieland Kuijken (bass viola da gamba), Robert Kohnen (harpsichord)

      ACCENT ACC 30009

  • 10.22am

    • Image for Gerald Finzi

      Gerald Finzi Romance for string orchestra

      Performers: Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner (conductor)

      DECCA 468 807-2

  • 10.30: Jo Shapcott's Choice

    • Image for Arvo Pärt

      Arvo Pärt Magnificat Antiphons: O Weisheit; O Immanuel

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

      EMI 609004-2

  • 10.41: Jo Shapcott's Choice

    • Image for Edward Elgar

      Edward Elgar Introduction and Allegro

      Performers: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis (conductor)

      TELDEC 9031 73279-2

  • Image for Marc-Antoine Charpentier

    Marc-Antoine Charpentier Gigue Francaise (Concert pour quatre parties de violes, H.545)

    Performers: Les Arts Florissants, William Christie

    ERATO 3984 25485-2

  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem, K.626

      Performers: Barbara Bonney (soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter (contralto), Hans Peter Blochwitz (tenor), Willard White (bass), Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists (with trombone solo from Susan Addison in the Tuba mirum), John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

      PHILIPS 420 197-2

  • 11.48am

    • Image for Gustav Holst

      Gustav Holst Lyric Movement for Viola and Orchestra

      Performers: Cecil Aronowitz (viola), English Chamber Orchestra, Imogen Holst (conductor)

      LYRITA SRCD.223

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    Who am I? Answer: Lulu


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