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Tuesday - Sarah Walker

3 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 02 July 2013

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Handel Keyboard Suites performed by Anne Queffélec.

A daily brainteaser, and performances by our Artist of the Week, The Gabrieli Consort and Players

In the week of the Henley Royal Regatta, Sarah's guest is the Olympic and double world champion in rowing, Anna Watkins. Anna forged a formidable partnership with Katherine Grainger in the double scull and they have won gold in every World Cup regatta they have entered, the total winning streak currently standing at 23 races over three years. Having won back-to-back World titles in 2010 and 2011, the partnership memorably won gold at the London 2012 Olympics in front of an ecstatic home crowd. Anna was awarded the MBE in the 2013 New Year Honours list.

Essential Choice

Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120
Staatskapelle Dresden
Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor).

Music Played

20 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Camille Saint-Saëns

    Camille Saint-Saëns Six Etudes for the Left Hand, Op. 135: No. 6 Gigue

    Performers: Leon Fleisher (piano)

    SONY 48081

  • Image for Giuseppe Verdi

    Giuseppe Verdi Giovanna d'Arco: Overture

    Performers: Filarmonica della Scala, Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

    DECCA 478 3559

  • 9.10: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

  • Image for Ottorino Respighi

    Ottorino Respighi Poema autumnale

    Performers: Julia Fischer (violin), Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Yakov Kreizberg (conductor)

    DECCA 478 2684

  • 9.30am

    • 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: Artists of the Week - The Gabrieli Consort

    • Image for Harris

      Harris Bring us, O Lord God

      Performers: Gabrieli Consort, Paul McCreesh (conductor)

      DG 477 6605

  • Image for Jean Sibelius

    Jean Sibelius Finlandia

    Performers: Philharmonia, Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor)

    DECCA 452 5762

  • Image for George Gershwin

    George Gershwin Jasbo Brown's Blues (from Porgy and Bess)

    Performers: Frank Braley (piano)


  • Image for Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Christoph Willibald Gluck Orfeo et Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux (conductor)

    DECCA 475 7798

  • 10am: Artists of the Week - The Gabrieli Consort

    • Image for Victoria

      Victoria Requiem (Officium Defunctorum): Sanctus – Motectum

      Performers: Gabrieli Consort, Paul McCreesh (conductor)

      ARCHIV 447 0952

  • Image for Granados

    Granados 12 Danzas Espagnolas Op.37 - No.5 Andaluza

    Performers: Angela Hewitt (piano)


  • Image for Mussorgsky (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov)

    Mussorgsky (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov) Night on the bare Mountain

    Performers: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

    ARCHIV 478 4614

  • 10.30: Anna Watkins' Choices

    • Image for Jacques Offenbach

      Jacques Offenbach Gaite Parisienne: Scene 4, Can-Can

      Performers: Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Manuel Rosenthal (conductor)

      NAXOS 8.554005

  • Image for Domenico Scarlatti

    Domenico Scarlatti Keyboard Sonata in G, K.284

    Performers: Mikhail Pletnev (piano)

    VIRGIN 545123

  • Image for John Williams

    John Williams Jurassic Park: Main Theme

    Performers: Orchestra, John Williams (conductor)

    MCA 10859

  • Image for Henry Purcell

    Henry Purcell King Arthuer Suite Z.628 - Trumpet Tune

    Performers: Alison Balsom (trumpet), English Concert, Trevor Pinnock (conductor)

    EMI 4403292

  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Image for Robert Schumann

      Robert Schumann Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120

      Performers: Staatskapelle Dresden, Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor)

      EMI CDM 7694712

  • Image for Arthur Bliss

    Arthur Bliss Pastoral (from 2 Pieces)

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

    CHANDOS CHAN 10704

  • Image for Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Ralph Vaughan Williams Flourish for Windband

    Performers: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra, Timothy Reynish (director)


  • 11.38am

    • Image for Georg Philipp Telemann

      Georg Philipp Telemann Suite in D, TWV 55 D:18

      Performers: Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

      HARMONIA MUNDI HMG 508396.97

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    Critics' Corner: Virgil Thomson, describing Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.


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