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Monday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture. Bruch: Adagio on Celtic Themes. Vivaldi: Autumn (Four Seasons). Strauss: Stimmungsbilder (Nos 1 and 2). Chausson: Poeme.

In Classical Collection this week, Sarah's Artist of the Week is the best-selling classical violinist of all time, Nigel Kennedy, whose long and varied career, along with his distinctive public persona, has never failed to spark widespread interest. Following Kennedy's performance of Bach's works at the BBC Proms on the 6th August Sarah Walker delves into Kennedy's discography, which today includes an excerpt from one of the best-selling recordings ever made, Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Alongside this, Sarah plays Kennedy's recording of Chausson's Poeme.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Hebrides Overture

    Performers: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

    • DG 4194772.
  • Max Bruch

    Adagio on Celtic Themes Op 56

    Performers: Ofra Harnoy (cello), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)

    • RCA RD60757.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Four Seasons - Autumn

    Performers: Nigel Kennedy (violin), English Chamber Orchestra

    • EMI CDC 7495572.
  • Richard Strauss

    Stimmungsbilder - Nos 1 and 2

    Performers: Stefan Veselka (piano)

    • NAXOS 8.557713.
  • Ernest Chausson


    Performers: Nigel Kennedy (violin), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Okko Kamu (conductor)

    • EMI 547623.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    l'horizon chimerique Op.118

    Performers: Gerard Souzay (baritone), Dalton Baldwin (piano)

    • PHILIPS 4207752.
  • Vincent d’Indy

    Poeme des rivages - Suite symphoniques en 4 tableaux Op.77

    Performers: Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Rumon Gamba (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 10660.