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Friday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Purcell: Fairy Queen (excpts). Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (excpt). Beethoven: Octet in E flat. Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre. Schumann: Marchenbilder.

Classical Collection with Sarah Walker. Today there are highlights from Britten's and Mendelssohn's settings of A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Charles Mackerras conducts Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherezade.

10.00 Purcell
Fairy Queen: opening dances
English Baroque Soloists
John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
ARCHIV 419 221 2

10.07* Mendelssohn
Ye spotted snakes
(A Midsummer Night's Dream)
Arleen Auger (soprano)
Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano)
Ambrosian Singers
Philharmonia Orchestra
Neville Marriner (conductor)
PHILIPS 411 106 2

10.11* Britten
Welcome wanderer!...I know a bank A Midsummer Night's Dream) James Bowman (countertenor) City of London Sinfonia Richard Hickox (conductor) VIRGIN CLASSICS VCD 759305 2

10.16* Beethoven
Octet in E flat, Op.103
Wind Soloists of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe ASV CDCOE807

10.38* Saint-Saens
Danse Macabre
Michele Boussinot (violin)
French National Orchestra
Georges Pretre (conductor)
EMI CDC 7496372

10.46* Schumann
Märchenbilder
Nobuko Imai (viola)
Martha Argerich (piano)
EMI CDS 555484 2

11.02* Handel
Mi restano le lagrime (Alcina, Act III)
Alcina: Arleen Auger (soprano)
City of London Baroque Sinfonia
Richard Hickox (conductor)
EMI CDC 749 771 2

11.10* Rimsky-Korsakov
Scheherazade
London Symphony Orchestra
Kees Hulsmann (solo violin)
Charles Mackerras (conductor)
TELARC CD80208.

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