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Friday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Wagner: Overture (The Flying Dutchman). Mozart: String Quartet, K156. Chopin: Nocturne, Op 9 No 1. Paganini: Caprice No 9. Sibelius: Violin Concerto.

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 Chopin's Nocturne, Op 9 No 1 and Sibelius's Violin Concerto.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Richard Wagner - Flying Dutchman - Overture

    Performers: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Karl Bohm (conductor)

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quartet in G K.156

    Performers: Amadeus Quartet

    • DG 4778680.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne Op.9 No.1 (arr. Krzesimir Debski)

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

    • EMI 3799342.
  • Friday Virtuoso

    • Nicolò Paganini

      Caprice No.9

      Performers: Yo Yo Ma (cello)

      • SONY 37280.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    Irish Rhapsody No.4

    Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult (conductor)

    • LYRITA 219.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    Songs of the Sea Op.91 - Homeward Bound

    Performers: Stephen Varcoe (baritone), Clifford Benson (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA67124.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Violin Concerto

    Performers: Nigel Kennedy (violin), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle (conductor)

    • EMI 549717.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Till Havs (The Sea)

    Performers: YL Male Voice Choir

    • BIS CD 1930/32.

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