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Thursday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (excpt). Mozart: String Quintet in G minor, K516. Holst: The Golden Goose. Haydn: Piano Sonata in D.

Classical Collection with Sarah Walker. Great performances and classic recordings. Sleeping Beauty and the Golden Goose are amongst the fairy-tale characters in today's programme and the Group of 3 is a rare chance to hear excerpts from lesser-known Dvorak operas.

10.00 Tchaikovsky
Nutcracker: Act II Divertissement
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Charles Dutoit (conductor)
DECCA 440 477 2

10.12* Mozart
String Quintet in G minor K516
Takacs Quartet
with Denes Kormzy (viola)

10.46* Holst
The Golden Goose
Guildford Choral Society
The Philharmonia Orchestra
Hilary Davan Wetton (conductor)

11.12* Haydn
Piano Sonata in D HobXVI/37
Alfred Brendel (piano)
PHILIPS 416643-2

11.24* Dvorak
Excerpts from his operas, The Cunning Peasant, The King and the Charcoal Burner and Kate and the Devil.

In more detail...

"The Month of May has come" (The Cunning Peasant) Jitka Sobehartova (soprano) Prague Radio Chorus & Symphony Orchestra Frantisek Vajnar (conductor) SUPRAPHON SU 0019-2 632

"Oh, how I long for you" (The King and the Charcoal Burner) Miroslav Kopp (tenor) Prague National Theatre Orchestra Josef Chaloupka (conductor)

Kate and the Devil: conclusion to Act II Anna Barova (mezzo-soprano) Richard Novak (bass) Brno Janacek Opera Chorus & Orchestra Jiri Pinkas (conductor)

11.40* Vivaldi
Concerto in D major for 2 violins, 2 cellos & strings RV 564
Il Giardino Armonico
Giovanni Antonini (director)
TELDEC 4509-94552-2

11.51* Tchaikovsky
Adagio (Sleeping Beauty)
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Charles Dutoit (conductor)
DECCA 440 477 2.

2 hours