Listen
Playing: Symphonic Dances by Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov
Image for Wednesday - Sarah Walker

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

Wednesday - Sarah Walker

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 15 August 2012

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week, Faure: The Complete Piano Works, performed by Paul Crossley.

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, soprano Barbara Bonney.

10.30am
Sarah Walker's guest is Dr Christian Jessen, the presenter the BAFTA award-winning 'Embarrassing Bodies'. He is involved in a number of public health campaigns and writes health columns for several magazines and newspapers. He is an accomplished oboist, performing in public from time to time, and he has a particular interest in antique bronzes.

Music Played

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

    Spiardo Suono del Ballo d'Selvaggi (Naples 1620)

    Performers: The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble

    DEUX-ELLES DXL913

  • 9.02: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Image for Gabriel Fauré

      Gabriel Fauré Valse-Caprice No. 3 in G flat Op. 59

      Performers: Paul Crossley (piano)

      CRD CRD3406

  • Image for Frederick Delius

    Frederick Delius In a Summer Garden

    Performers: Hallé Orchestra, Vernon Handley (conductor)

    CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE 5753152

  • 9.25:

    • Image for Ástor Piazzolla

      Ástor Piazzolla Fugato

      Performers: Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Nestor Marconi (bandoneon), Band directed by Jorge Calandrelli

      SONY CLASSICAL SK63122

  • 9.32: Artist of the Week - Barbara Bonney

    • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Tamino mein! Welch ein Glück – Wir wandelten durch Feursgluten (Act 2 Die Zauberflote)

      Performers: Pamina: Barbara Bonney (soprano), Tamino: Kurt Streit (tenor), The Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra, Arnold Östman (conductor)

      L'OISEAU-LYRE 4400852

  • Image for Kókai

    Kókai Quartettino for clarinet & string trio

    Performers: Ensemble Walter Boeykens

    HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 901419

  • 9.53: Artist of the Week - Barbara Bonney

    • Image for Felix Mendelssohn

      Felix Mendelssohn Auf Flügeln des Gesanges Op. 34/2; Frülingslied Op. 47/3

      Performers: Barbara Bonney (soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)

      TELDEC 2292449462

  • Image for Sanz arr. Williams

    Sanz arr. Williams Canarios

    Performers: John Williams (guitar)

    SONY CLASSICAL SBK 46347

  • 10.04:

    • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

      Johann Sebastian Bach Qui tollis peccata mundi from Mass in F BWV 233

      Performers: Barbara Bonney (soprano), CPE Bach Chamber Orchestra, Peter Schreier (conductor)

      PHILIPS 438 873 2

  • Image for Dmitri Shostakovich

    Dmitri Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major Op. 102

    Performers: Dmitri Shostakovich (Jnr) (piano), Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Maxim Shostakovich (conductor)

    CHANDOS CHAN8443

  • 10.30: Dr Christian Jessen's Choices

    • Image for Gaetano Donizetti

      Gaetano Donizetti "Piangete voi?....Al doce guidami" (Act 2, Scene 3 Anna Bolena)

      Performers: Anna Bolena: Joan Sutherland (soprano), Orchestra and Chorus of the Welsh National Opera, Richard Bonynge (conductor)

      DECCA 421 099 2

  • Image for Michael Nyman

    Michael Nyman An eye for optical theory (The Draughtsman's Contract)

    Performers: Michael Nyman Band, Michael Nyman (piano / director)

    ARGO 4368202

  • Image for Bartok arr. Szekely

    Bartok arr. Szekely Romanian folkdances

    Performers: Vadim Repin (violin), Boris Berezovsky (piano)

    ERATO 8573857692

  • Image for Gaetano Donizetti
    01:32

    Gaetano Donizetti "Piangete voi?... Al dolce guidami" (Anna Bolena)

  • Image for Michael Nyman
    01:45

    Michael Nyman An eye for optical theory (The Draughtsman's Contract)

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    The year in Question: 1815. All of the pieces played were completed in this year.

    The music played:

    Beethoven
    Allegro con brio – 1st movement of Cello sonata No. 5 in D Op. 102 No. 2
    Pierre Fournier (cello)
    Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
    DG 453 013 2

    Weber
    Rondo – Finale of Clarinet quintet in B flat Op. 34
    Eduard Brunner (clarinet)
    Hagen Quartet
    DG 419 600 2

    Schubert
    Der Erlkonig
    Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
    Gerald Moore (piano)
    DG 431 085 2

Broadcasts

Read the Essential Classics blog

a typewriter

Explore the world of Essential Classics and find out what's coming up in our weekly blog.

Essential Choices on BBC Playlister

Essential Choices on BBC Playlister

Explore the Essential Choices via BBC Playlister as chosen by Rob Cowan and Sarah Walker.

Podcasts

  1. Image for Essential Classics guest interview highlights

    Essential Classics guest interview highlights

    The highlights from our weekly guest interview. Rob Cowan and Sarah Walker's guests come from all…

  2. Image for Matthew Sweet’s Sound of Cinema

    Matthew Sweet’s Sound of Cinema

    Matthew Sweet introduces his weekly podcastable choice of the greatest ever film music.

  3. Image for Radio 3 Story of Music in Fifty Pieces

    Radio 3 Story of Music in Fifty Pieces

    Radio 3 Story of Music in 50 Pieces. Howard Goodall in conversation with Suzy Klein. 50 pieces of…

  4. Image for Spirit of Schubert

    Spirit of Schubert

    BBC Radio 3 tells you everything you need to know about Franz Schubert. These free downloads will…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss