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Wednesday - Sarah Walker

2 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 15 August 2012

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

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

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


  • 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)


  • 9.25:

    • Image for Ástor Piazzolla

      Ástor Piazzolla Fugato

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


  • 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


  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 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

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

  • Image for Michael Nyman

    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:

    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

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

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


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