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Monday - Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker presents music by Sullivan, Chabrier, Sibelius, Herrmann and Schubert.

To tie in with Angela Hewitt's appearance at the BBC Proms this Friday, Sarah Walker explores the distinguished career of this Canadian-born pianist. Although at the Proms Hewitt will join other musicians to perform Brahms' Piano Quartet No 1, she is best known as a Bach interpreter of distinction. Sarah honours this enduring association with three Bach recordings of the Keyboard Concerto No 7, the French Suite No 6 and a selection from the Well-Tempered Clavier. Alongside these Sarah plays recordings of repertoire with which Hewitt is perhaps not so readily identified but which similarly showcases her pianistic prowess: Chopin's Nocturne, Chabrier's Impromptu, Ravel's Sonatine and Beethoven's Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 13, otherwise known as his Pathetique.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Arthur Sullivan

    Overture (HMS Pinafore)

    Performers: Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Alexander Faris (conductor)

    • NIMBUS 5066.
  • Alexis Emmanuel Chabrier - Espana

    Performers: Ulster Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor)

  • Alexis Emmanuel Chabrier - Impromptu

    Performers: Angela Hewitt (piano)

  • Jean Sibelius

    Impromptu for string orchestra (Andante lirico)

    Performers: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi (conductor)

    • BIS CD 312.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    Souvenirs de Voyage

    Performers: Julian Bliss (clarinet), Tippett Quartet

    • SIGNUM SIGCD234.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony No.8 in B minor (Unfinished)

    Performers: Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber (conductor)

    • DG 4497452.
  • Joseph Joachim

    Notturno Op.12

    Performers: Daniel Hope (violin), Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor)

    • DG 4779301.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Keyboard Concerto in G minor, BWV1058

    Performers: Angela Hewitt (piano), Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti (director)

    • HYPERION CDA 67307.
  • John Adams

    Short Ride in a Fast Machine

    Composer: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle (conductor)

    • EMI CDC 5550512.

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