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Wednesday - Sarah Walker

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 03 July 2013

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Handel Keyboard Suites performed by Anne Queffélec.

9.30-10.30am
A daily brainteaser, and performances by our Artist of the Week, The Gabrieli Consort and Players

10.30am
In the week of the Henley Royal Regatta, Saraha'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.

11am
Essential Choice

Haydn: Symphony No. 26 'Lamentatione'
English Concert
Trevor Pinnock (conductor).

Music Played

17 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Johannes Brahms

    Johannes Brahms Four Piano Pieces Op. 119 No. 3: Intermezzo in C

    Performers: Murray Perahia (piano)

    SONY 88697727252

  • Image for John Dowland

    John Dowland The Earle of Essex Galliard

    Performers: Hesperion XX

    ASTREE E 8701

  • Image for Bedrich Smetana

    Bedrich Smetana Ma Vlast: Blanik

    Performers: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Raphael Kubelik (conductor)

    DG 459 4182

  • 9.18: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Image for George Frideric Handel

      George Frideric Handel Suite in E major, HWV 430 'The Harmonious Blacksmith'

      Performers: Anne Queffelec (piano)

      MIRARE MIR010

  • 9.30am

    • Image for Today's Brainteaser

      Today's Brainteaser Back to the Beginning

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

  • 9.32: Artists of the Week - The Gabrieli Consort

    • Image for Benjamin Britten

      Benjamin Britten A Hymn to the Virgin

      Performers: Gabrieli Consort, Paul McCreesh (conductor)

      DG 477 6605

  • Image for Aaron Copland

    Aaron Copland Clarinet Concerto

    Performers: Martin Frost (clarinet), Malmo Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui (conductor)

    BIS CD 893

  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven Bagatelle in A minor 'Fur Elise' WoO59

    Performers: Alfred Brendel (piano)

    PHILIPS 4122272

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

    • Image for George Frideric Handel

      George Frideric Handel Theodora: "The raptur'd soul" & "Descend, Kind Pity"

      Performers: Robin Blaze (countertenor), Paul Agnew (tenor), Gabrieli Consort & Players , Paul McCreesh (conductor)

      ARCHIV 469 0612

  • Image for Anon.

    Anon. Bilijana (Macedonia)

    Performers: Hesperion XXI [N. Nedyalkov (kaval), P. Peev (gadulka), V. Dimchev (tambura), P. Estevan (percussion)], Jordi Savall (director)

    ALIA VOX AVSA9898

  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven Bagatelles Op.126 No.6

    Performers: Steven Osborne (piano)

    HYPERION CDA 67879

  • 10.30: Anna Watkins' Choices

    • Image for Antonio Vivaldi

      Antonio Vivaldi Concerto No.2 in G minor, RV 315 'L'inverno'

      Performers: Nigel Kennedy (violin), English Chamber Orchestra

      EMI 556253

  • Image for Gerald Finzi

    Gerald Finzi My Spirit Sang all Day

    Performers: The Graduate Choir of New Zealand

    ATOLL RECORDS 2005

  • Image for Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Ralph Vaughan Williams Toccata Marziale

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

    CHANDOS CHAN 9697

  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Image for Joseph Haydn

      Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 26 'Lamentatione'

      Performers: English Concert, Trevor Pinnock (conductor)

      ARCHIV 427 6622

  • Image for John Sheppard

    John Sheppard In pace in idipsum

    Performers: Gabrieli Consort, Paul McCreesh (conductor)

    DG 4776605

  • 11.18am

    • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

      Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 'Emperor'

      Performers: Murray Perahia (piano), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor)

      CBS MK 42330

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    Back to the Beginning. The music played backwards was:

    Beethoven
    Bagatelle in A minor ‘Fur Elise’, WoO 59
    Alfred Brendel (piano)
    PHILIPS 412 2272

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