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Friday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Rossini: Overture (La scala di seta). Arban: The Carnival of Venice. Tavener: Shunya. Bach: Sheep May Safely Graze. Grainger: Blithe Bells.

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 performances of Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Gioachino Rossini

    Overture to La scala di seta

    Performers: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta (conductor)

    • Decca 475 7470.
  • Friday Virtuoso

    • Jean-Baptiste Arban

      The Carnival of Venice

      Performers: Roger Bobo (tuba), Marie Condamin (piano)

      • Crystal CD690.
  • John Tavener


    Performers: Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)

    • Hyperion CDA67475.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    'Sheep May Safely Graze' (from the Hunt Cantata, BWV 208)

    Performers: Angela Maria Blasi (soprano), Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)

    • Teldec 4509-97501-2.
  • Percy Grainger

    Blithe Bells

    Performers: BBC Philharmonic, Richard Hickox (conductor)

    • Chandos CHAN 10638 (19).
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony no.5 in E minor, op.64

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

    • DG 477 8022.