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Tuesday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Gershwin: Prelude No 1 in B flat. Bach: Violin Concerto in E, BWV1042. Bax: On the Sea-Shore. Guilmant: Marche-Fantaisie. Alnaes: Piano Concerto in D, Op 27.

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 arrangement of Gershwin's Piano Prelude No 1 in B flat for violin and orchestra. Plus, Sarah plays Kennedy's recordings of Bach's Violin Concerto in E and Vivaldi's Op 3 Violin Concerto in A.

2 hours

Music Played

  • George Gershwin

    3 Preludes - No.1 in B flat

    Performers: Nigel Kennedy (violin), English Chamber Orchestra

    • EMI 5568902.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Violin Concerto in E BWV1042

    Performers: Nigel Kennedy (violin), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    • EMI 5570912.
  • Arnold Bax

    On the Sea-Shore

    Performers: Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN10426.
  • Alexandre Guilmant

    Marche-Fantasie Op.44

    Performers: Ian Tracy (organ), BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Rumon Gamba (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHSA 5048.
  • Eyvind Aln├Žs

    Piano Concerto in D major Op.27

    Performers: Piers Lane (piano), Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton (conductor)

    • HYPERION CDA 67555.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto for Violin in A Op.3 No.6

    Performers: Nigel Kennedy (violin), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    • EMI 5578592.
  • Frederick Delius

    Sea Drift

    Performers: Thomas Hampson (baritone), Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras (conductor)

    • ARGO 4302062.
  • Anton Rubinstein

    Symphony No.2 'Ocean' - Scherzo

    Performers: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Stephen Gunzenhauser (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.555392.

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