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Tuesday - Sarah Walker

3 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 21 May 2013

with Sarah Walker, and her guest, plant pathologist Pippa Greenwood.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Carmen-Fantasie, Anne-Sophie Mutter, DG 437 5442

A daily brainteaser, performances by our Artist of the Week, John Ogdon, and a great Wagner aria as part of Wagner 200.

This is the week of the Chelsea Flower Show, and Sarah Walker's guest is plant pathologist Pippa Greenwood. Pippa is well known through her work on television and radio, and as a journalist. She is a regular presenter on the BBC's Gardeners' World and a panel member of BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time. She also contributes regularly to BBC Gardeners' World magazine, Amateur Gardening, and the Mirror, and writes a regular blog for the BBC Gardeners' World website. Pippa is the author of several gardening books, including The New Gardener (which has sold over a million copies), 1001 Ways to be a Better Gardener, and Flower Gardener, which won a Garden Writers' Guild award in 1998. Her most recent book, The Gardener's Calendar, was published last year.

11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

Bantock: The Cyprian Goddess
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Vernon Handley (conductor)

Fauré: Piano Trio, Op. 120
Gil Shaham (violin)
Akira Eguchi (piano)
Brinton Smith (cello).

Music Played

23 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Giovanni Gabrieli

    Giovanni Gabrieli Canzon seconda a 4

    Performers: London Brass

    WARNER APEX 0927 40823-2

  • 9.04: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Image for Pablo de Sarasate

      Pablo de Sarasate Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20

      Performers: Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Vienna Philharmonic, James Levine (conductor)

      DG 437 544-2

  • Image for George Frideric Handel

    George Frideric Handel Concerto grosso, Op. 3 No. 1 in B flat

    Performers: Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski (conductor)

    ERATO 4509943542

  • Image for Robert Schumann

    Robert Schumann Arabeske, Op. 18

    Performers: Mikhail Pletnev (piano)

    DG 474 8132

  • 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 Ogdon

    • Image for Christian Sinding

      Christian Sinding Rustle of Spring, Op. 32 No. 3

      Performers: John Ogdon (piano)

      EMI CDZ 7625252

  • Image for Myslivecek

    Myslivecek Overture for 2 horns, 2 oboes and strings in A

    Performers: Concerto Koln

    ARKIV 477 6418

  • Image for Debussy (arr Caplet)

    Debussy (arr Caplet) Estampes No.1 - Pagodes

    Performers: Lyon National Orchestra, Jun Markl (conductor)

    NAXOS 8.509002

  • 9.53: Artist of the Week - John Ogdon

    • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

      Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor Op. 111

      Performers: John Ogdon (piano)

      BBC LEGENDS 4183

  • Image for Anon

    Anon England be glad

    Performers: Alamire, David Skinner (conductor)


  • 10.19: Wagner 200

    • Image for Richard Wagner

      Richard Wagner Der Fliegende Hollander: Act II – Senta's Ballad

      Performers: Anja Silja (soprano), BBC Chorus, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer (conductor)

      EMI 5551792

  • 10.30: Pippa Greenwood's Choices

    • Image for Waldteufel

      Waldteufel Skater's Waltz

      Performers: Mantovani (conductor) and his orchestra


  • Image for Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

    Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf Op. 67: 'And now, imagine the triumphant procession.'

    Performers: Richard Baker (narrator), New Philharmonic Orchestra, Raymond Leppard (conductor)


  • Image for Aaron Copland

    Aaron Copland El Salon Mexico

    Performers: New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

    DG 4316722

  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Image for Sir Granville Bantock

      Sir Granville Bantock The Cyprian Goddess

      Performers: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Hanley (conductor)

      HYPERION CDA 66810

  • Image for John Dowland

    John Dowland Shall I sue, shall I seek for grace?

    Performers: Emma Kirkby (soprano), Jakob Lindberg (lute)

    BIS CD1505

  • Image for Avison

    Avison Concerto Grtosso Op.9 No.12 in D

    Performers: The Avison Esnemble


  • 11.38am

    • Image for Gabriel Fauré

      Gabriel Fauré Piano Trio Op. 120

      Performers: Gil Shaham (violin), Akira Eguchi (piano), Brinton Smith (cello)


  • Image for Richard Wagner

    Richard Wagner Der Fliegende Hollander, Act II: Senta's Ballad

  • Image for Émile Waldteufel

    Émile Waldteufel Skater's Waltz

  • Image for Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

    Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf: Conclusion

    Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf / Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchest, Classics for Pleasure, 007

  • Image for Sir Granville Bantock

    Sir Granville Bantock The Cyprian Goddess

  • Image for Gabriel Fauré

    Gabriel Fauré Piano Trio, Op. 120

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    Critics' Corner: the critic was Arthur Pougin, describing Debussy’s opera Pelléas et Mélisande, in Le Ménestrel, Paris, 4th May 1902.


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