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Wednesday - Sarah Walker

2 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 22 August 2012

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: The Lyrical Clarinet with Michael Collins: CHANDOS CHAN 10637

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, pianist, conductor and composer, Andre

Sarah Walker's guest on Essential Classics this week is the TV and radio comedian and bestselling author Tony Hawks. He is a regular guest on radio programmes such as The News Quiz, Would I Lie to You, Just a Minute, and I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. As an author he has written the bestseller, 'Round Ireland with a Fridge' and 'Playing the Moldovans at Tennis', which was released as a film earlier this year.

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 Orchestral Suite No. 1: Forlane

    Performers: Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki (conductor)

    BIS BIS-SACD-1431

  • 9.03:

    • Image for Maurice Ravel

      Maurice Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado (conductor)

      DG 469 354

  • 9.20: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Image for Heinrich Joseph Baermann  (Arr. P Weston)

      Heinrich Joseph Baermann (Arr. P Weston) Adagio

      Performers: Michael Collins (clarinet), Michael McHale (piano)

      CHANDOS CHAN 10637

  • Image for Carl Maria von Weber

    Carl Maria von Weber Der Beherrscher Der Geister J.122

    Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi (conductor)


  • 9.34: Artist of the Week - Andre Previn

    • Image for Francis Poulenc

      Francis Poulenc Trois Pieces

      Performers: Andre Previn (piano)

      PHILIPS 456 9342

  • Image for Giacomo Puccini

    Giacomo Puccini La Boheme - Che gelida manina

    Performers: Luciano Pavarotti (tenor), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

    DECCA 4302102

  • 9.45:

    • Image for Tchaikovsky

      Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: Act IV

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn (conductor)

      EMI CDS 7495312

  • 10.12:

    • Image for George Gershwin

      George Gershwin An American in Paris

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn (conductor)

      EMI CDC 7471612

  • 10.30: Tony Hawks' Choices

    • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Magic Flute: Overture

      Performers: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti (conductor)

      DECCA 433 2112

  • Image for Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

    Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet, Act I: Dance of the Knights

    Performers: Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel (conductor)

    DECCA 417 5102

  • Image for Johann Christoph Bach

    Johann Christoph Bach Ach, dass ich wassers g'nug hatte

    Performers: Magdelena Kozena (mezzo-soprano), Musica Antiqua Koln, Reinhard Goebel (conductor)

    ARCHIV 4790377

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    The Year in Question: 1896. In this year Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra and Puccini's La Bohème were first performed, and Bruckner died.

    The music played:

    Scherzo (Symphony No. 4)
    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    Karl Böhm (conductor)
    DECCA 411 581 2

    Also sprach Zarathustra
    San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
    Herbert Blomstedt (conductor)
    DECCA 448 815 2

    Che gelida manina (La Bohème)
    Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)
    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    Herbert von Karajan (conductor)
    DECCA 430 210 2


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