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Thursday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Haydn: Overture (La fedelta premiata). Dutilleux: Sarabande et Cortege. Elgar: Symphonic Study in C minor. Butterworth: Bredon Hill. Handel: Water Music Suite.

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 Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Henri Dutilleux

    Sarabande et Cortege for bassoon and piano

    Performers: Karen Geoghegan (bassoon), Philip Fisher (piano)

    • Chandos CHAN 10521.
  • Edward Elgar

    Falstaff - Symphonic Study in C minor, op.68

    Performers: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis (conductor)

    • Teldec 4509-98436-2.
  • George Butterworth

    Bredon Hill

    Performers: Bryn Terfel (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano)

    • DG 445 946-2.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Water Music, Suite 2 in D, HWV 349

    Performers: English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • Decca 434 122-2.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Rite of Spring

    Performers: Simon BoliĀ¬var Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, Gustavo Dudamel (conductor)

    • DG 477 8775.