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Thursday - Sarah Walker

3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 07 March 2013

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

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.

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

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 'Reformation'
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
DG 459 156 2.

Music Played

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

    Berners The Triumph of Neptune: Hornpipe

    Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Nicholas Braithwaite (conductor)


  • Image for Sir William Walton

    Sir William Walton Richard III: Prelude

    Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra, William Walton (conductor)

    EMI 5650072

  • 9.11: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Image for Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty: Act III Final and Apotheose

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

      DECCA 478 4273

  • Image for Johannes Brahms

    Johannes Brahms Klavierstucke Op. 118: Intermezzo in A major; Ballade in G minor

    Performers: Hakon Austbo (piano)


  • 9.30:

    • Image for Today's Brainteaser

      Today's Brainteaser What am I?

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

  • 9.32: Artist of the Week - John Eliot Gardiner

    • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

      Johann Sebastian Bach Lobet de Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230

      Performers: Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)


  • Image for Michael Nyman

    Michael Nyman Drowning by Numbers: Bees in Trees

    Performers: Michael Nyman Band


  • 10.05: Artist of the Week - John Eliot Gardiner

    • Image for Camille Saint-Saëns

      Camille Saint-Saëns Danse Macabre

      Performers: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy (conductor)

      SONY SBK 47665

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue No.1 in C BWV846

    Performers: Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)

    ARCHIV 4790441

  • Image for [anonymous]

    [anonymous] Differenzias sobre la Gayta (Collection Flores de música, 1706-1709)

    Performers: Ensemble Caprice

    ANALEKTA AN25597

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, BWV 1050

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


  • Image for Percy Grainger

    Percy Grainger In a Nutshell - The Gum-Suckers March

    Performers: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Hickox (conductor)

    CHANDOS CHAN10638(19)

  • 10.30: Prof. Germaine Greer's Choices

    • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

      Johann Sebastian Bach Trio Sonata for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in G major, BWV 1038

      Performers: Musical Alta Ripa

      MDG 3090931

  • Image for Richard Strauss

    Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier, Act III: 'Marie Thérèse!.. Hab' mir's gelobt'

    Performers: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), Teresa Stich-Randall (Soprano), Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

    EMI 5676092

  • Image for Frédéric Chopin

    Frédéric Chopin Ballade in F Op.38

    Performers: Louis Lortie (piano)

    CHANDOS CHAN 10714

  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Image for Felix Mendelssohn

      Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5 'Reformation'

      Performers: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

      DG 459 156 2

  • Image for Eustache du Caurroy

    Eustache du Caurroy Salve Regina

    Performers: Choir of New College Oxford, Edward Higginbottom (conductor)


  • 11.30am

    • Image for Franz Benda

      Franz Benda Flute Concerto in E minor

      Performers: Patrick Gallois (flute), C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra, Peter Schreier (conductor)

      DG 479 1114

  • Image for Domenico Zipoli

    Domenico Zipoli Battalia Furiosa

    Performers: Ensemble Caprice

    ANALEKTA AN29957

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    What am I? The Harpsichord


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