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Tuesday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Grainger: Handel in the Strand. Handel: Suite No 5. Grainger: Folksong arrangements. Liszt: Funerailles. Saint-Saens: Africa Fantasy. Grainger: Brigg Fair.

Gustavo Dudamel is a musical meteor. Recently turned 30 - and that's not a misprint - "The Dude" as he is affectionately nicknamed, has already conducted most of the world's leading orchestras - among them the Vienna, Berlin and New York Philharmonics and the Boston and Chicago Symphonies, not to mention the Concertgebouw, Philharmonia, Dresden Staatskapelle and Leipzig Gewandhaus. He also finds time to be music director of not one but three orchestras: the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Gothenburg Symphony and, of course, the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, with whom he visits the Proms on 5 August, for a performance of Mahler's epic "Resurrection" Symphony. Today on Classical Collection we'll be featuring this Venezuelan dynamo in a performance of Beethoven's 5th Symphony.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Percy Grainger

    Handel in the Strand

    Performers: BBC Philharmonic, Richard Hickox (conductor)

    • Chandos CHAN 10638.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Suite no.5 for harpsichord in E, HWV 430

    Performers: Scott Ross (harpsichord)

    • Erato ECD 75195.
  • Percy Grainger

    4 folksong arrangements (I'm Seventeen Come Sunday; Colleen Dhas; Six Dukes Went A'fishin;

    Performers: Joyful Company of Singers (chorus master: Peter Broadbent), City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox (conductor)

    • Chandos 10638.
  • Franz Liszt

    Funerailles, from Harmonies poetiques et religieuses, S173

    Performers: Krystian Zimerman (piano)

    • DG 431 780-2.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Africa fantasy for piano and orchestra, op.89

    Performers: Jean-Philippe Collard, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Andre Previn (conductor)

    • EMI 5862452.
  • Percy Grainger

    Brigg Fair

    Performers: Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • Philips 446 657-2.
  • Frederick Delius

    Brigg Fair

    Performers: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham (conductor)

    • EMI 7 47509 8.
  • Joseph Haydn

    2 Scottish Songs: (My Deary An Thou Die, Hob 31a:195; Bessy Bell and Mary Gray, Hob 31a:17

    Performers: Jamie MacDougall (tenor), Haydn Trio Eisenstadt

    • Brilliant 92542.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony no. 5 in C minor, op.67

    Performers: Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, Gustavo Dudamel (conductor)

    • DG 477 6228.