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Thursday - Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker introduces music, including Walton: Portsmouth Point. Elgar: Sospiri. Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No 2. Karlowicz: Violin Concerto. Ireland: Sea Fever. Bridge: The Sea.

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 Elgar's Sospiri and Karlowicz's Violin Concerto in A.

2 hours

Music Played

  • William Walton

    Portsmouth Point

    Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 8968.
  • Edward Elgar

    Sospiri Op.70

    Performers: Nigel Kennedy (violin), Peter Pettinger (piano)

    • CHANDOS CHAN8380.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Captain Blood

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn (conductor)

    • DG 4713472.
  • Franz Liszt

    Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in C sharp minor

    Performers: Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA66874.
  • Mieczyslaw Karlowicz

    Violin Concerto in A Op.8

    Performers: Nigel Kennedy (violin), Polish Chamber Orchestra, Jacek Kaspsyck (conductor)

    • EMI 3799342.
  • John Ireland

    Sea Fever

    Performers: Roderick Williams (baritone), Iain Burnside (piano)

    • NAXOS 8.570467.
  • Frank Bridge

    The Sea

    Performers: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, James Judd (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.557167.
  • Monty Python

    Accountancy Shanty

    Performers: Monty Python

    • VIRGIN MONTD1.

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