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Wednesday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumble Bee. Halvorsen: Passacaglia. Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No 1. Sibelius: The Oceanides. Marbriano de Orto: Salve regis mater.

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 Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumble Bee, Halvorsen's Passacaglia and Bruch's Violin Concerto.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Flight of the Bumble Bee

    Performers: Nigel Kennedy (violin), English Chamber Orchestra, Paul Barritt (conductor)

    • EMI 5568902.
  • Johan Halvorsen - Passacaglia (after the Passacaille from the Harpsichord Suite No. 7 in G

    Performers: Nigel Kennedy (violin), Lynn Harrell (cello)

  • Edvard Grieg

    Peer Gynt - Suite No.1, Op.46

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

    • DG 4100262.
  • Jean Sibelius

    The Oceanides

    Performers: Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vanska (conductor)

    • BIS CD155758.
  • Wednesday Award Winner

    • Marbrianus de Orto

      Salve regis mater

      Performers: Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall (director)

      • ALIA VOX 9874.
  • Edward Elgar

    Sea Pictures

    Performers: Janet Baker (mezzo), London Symphony Orchestra, John Barbirolli (conductor)

    • EMI CDC 7473292.
  • John Ireland

    Sea Idyll

    Performers: Eric Parkin (piano)

    • CHANDOS CHAN9250.
  • Max Bruch

    Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor Op.26

    Performers: Nigel Kennedy (violin), English Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Tate (conductor)

    • EMI CDC 7496632.

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