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Wednesday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Elgar: Froissart Overture. Strauss: Funf Klavierstucke (excerpts). Mendelssohn: String Symphony No 12. Hummel: Piano Concerto in A minor. Vivaldi: Ascende Laeta.

With Sarah Walker. This week performances by the Scottish conductor Bryden Thomson.

10:00
Artist of the Week

Elgar
Froissart Overture Op.19
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Bryden Thomson (conductor)
CHANDOS CHAN 6692

10:15
Strauss
Funf Klavierstucke Op.3 Nos 1 and 2
Glenn Gould (piano)
SONY 38659

10:25
Mendelssohn
String Symphony No.12 in G minor
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Kurt Masur (conductor)
BERLIN CLASSICS BC21082

10.46
Hugo Alfven
Swedish Rhapsody No.1
Philadelphia Orchestra
Eugene Ormandy (conductor)
SONY 88697689752

10:58
"The brilliance and melodiousness of these concertos are immediately appealing" said Gramophone magazine when first reviewing this recording back in the 1980's. Johann Nepomuk Hummel is still not widely heard these days, but he forms a crucial link between his teachers Mozart and Beethoven and his youthful admirer Chopin. This recording of the A minor concerto won a number of awards when it was recorded in the 1980's and for many people brought the pianist Stephen Hough to their attention, and he is expertly accompanied here by the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by our Artist of the Week, Bryden Thomson.

Hummel
Piano Concerto in A minor Op.85
Stephen Hough (piano)
ECO
Bryden Thomson (conductor)
CHANDOS CHAN 8507

11:29
Wednesday Award Winner

Vivaldi
Ascende Laeta RV635
Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)
King's Consort
Robert King (conductor)
HYPERION CDA66839

11:39
Respighi
Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No.1 - Nos. 3 (Villanella) and 4 (Passa mezzo e Mascherada)
Boston Symphony Orchestra Seiji Ozawa (conductor) DG 419868

11:49
Butterworth
Banks of Green Willow
Academy of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields
Neville Marriner (conductor)
DECCA 4213912.

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