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Tuesday - Sarah Walker

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 05 March 2013

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Tchaikovsky - Complete Ballets, Orchestra and Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev (conductor) DECCA 478 4273

9.30-10.30am
A daily brainteaser, and performances by our Baroque Spring Artist of the Week, John Eliot Gardiner, one of the great pioneers of early music performance.

10.30am
Sarah Walker guest's this week Professor Germaine Greer, theorist, academic and journalist, who holds an emeritus professorship in English Literature and Comparative Studies at the University of Warwick. Prof. Greer is best known for her work in twentieth century feminism: she has defined her goal as 'women's liberation' as distinct from 'equality with men', asserting that women's liberation means embracing gender differences in a positive fashion. Her ideas about gender and sexuality have provoked controversy since the release of her 1970 book, The Female Eunuch. Some of her other books include Sex and Destiny: The Politics of Human Fertility, The Change: Women, Aging and the Menopause, and Shakespeare's Wife.

11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

Dvorak: String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 'American'
Pavel Haas Quartet
SUPRAPHON SU40382.

Music Played

16 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Antonin Dvorak

    Antonin Dvorak Four Romantic Pieces for violin and piano, Op. 75: Allegro maestoso

    Performers: James Ehnes (violin), Eduard Laurel (piano)

    ANALEKTA FL23191

  • 9.04: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Image for Tchaikovsky

      Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty: Act III March; Pas de quatre

      Performers: Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

      DECCA 478 4273

  • Image for Felix Mendelssohn

    Felix Mendelssohn String Symphony No.1 in C - Allegro

    Performers: Northern Chamber Orchestra, Nicholas Ward (conductor)

    NAXOS 8.553161

  • Image for Richard Wagner

    Richard Wagner Lohengrin: Act I Prelude

    Performers: The Philadelphia Orrchestra, Christian Thielemann (conductor)

    DG 479 1120

  • 9.30:

    • Image for Today's Brainteaser

      Today's Brainteaser Critics' Corner

      Performers: The answer will appear at the bottom of this page at 12pm.

  • 9.32: Artist of the Week - John Eliot Gardiner

    • Image for Lobo

      Lobo Versa Est in Luctum

      Performers: Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

      SOLI DEO GLORIA SDG710

  • Image for Gabriel Fauré

    Gabriel Fauré Dolly Suite, Op. 56

    Performers: BBC Philharmonic, Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor)

    CHANDOS CHAN 9416

  • Image for Felix Mendelssohn

    Felix Mendelssohn String Symphony No.2 in D minor

    Performers: Northern Chamber Orchestra, Nicholas Ward (conductor)

    NAXOS 8.553161

  • 10.10: Artist of the Week - John Eliot Gardiner

    • Image for George Frideric Handel

      George Frideric Handel Gloria

      Performers: Gillian Keith (soprano), English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

      PHILIPS 462 5972

  • 10.30: Prof. Germaine Greer's Choices

    • Image for Victoria

      Victoria Tenebrae Responsaries: Tenebrae factae sunt

      Performers: The Tallis Scholars

      GIMELL CDGIM 022

  • Image for Gustav Mahler

    Gustav Mahler Das Knaben Wunderhorn: Der Tambourg'sell

    Performers: Thomas Quasthoff (baritone), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado (conductor)

    DG 458 946 2

  • Image for Maurice Ravel

    Maurice Ravel Rhapsodie Espagnol - Feria

    Performers: Katia and Marielle Labeque (pianos)

    KML 1111

  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Image for Antonin Dvorak

      Antonin Dvorak String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 'American'

      Performers: Pavel Haas Quartet

      SUPRAPHON SU40382

  • Image for Jean-Baptiste Lully

    Jean-Baptiste Lully Alcidiane: Petite Chaconne; Chaconne Des Maures

    Performers: Aradia Ensemble, Kevin Mallon (conductor)

    NAXOS 8.554003

  • 11.28am

    • Image for Giuseppe Verdi

      Giuseppe Verdi Variations for piano and orchestra

      Performers: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano), Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra of Milan, Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

      DECCA 473 767 2

  • Image for Philippe Rogier

    Philippe Rogier Salva nos, Domine

    Performers: The Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    SOLI DEO GLORIA SDG 710

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    Critics' Corner: George Grove, describing Mendelssohn.

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