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Tuesday - Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker presents music by Borodin, Sibelius, Chopin, Haydn, Bach, Dvorak and Copland.

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's Piano Quartet No 1, she is best known as a Bach interpreter of distinction. Today, however, Sarah plays recordings of repertoire with which Hewitt is perhaps not so readily identified but which similarly showcases her pianistic prowess: Chopin's Nocturne, Op.9 No.2 in E flat and Haydn's Piano Sonata in E flat.

10:00
Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
Kirov Orchestra
Valery Gergiev (conductor)
PHILIPS 4708402

10.09
Sibelius: Night Ride and Sunrise
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Alexander Gibson (conductor)
CHANDOS CHAN24119

10.24
Chopin: Nocturnes in E flat, Op 9 No 2
Angela Hewitt (piano)
HYPERION CDA67371/2

10.29
Herman Severin Lovenskiold: La Sylphide (Overture to The Arrival of the Guests)
London Symphony Orchestra
Andre Previn (conductor)
EMI 9676942

10.54
Haydn: Piano Sonata in E flat major, Hob XVI:52
Angela Hewitt (piano)
HYPERION CDA 67736

11.15
Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Seiji Ozawa (conductor)
PHILIPS 4320922

11.25
Dvorak: String Quartet in F, Op 96 (American)
Vlach Quartet
NAXOS 8.553371

11.54
Copland: John Henry - A Railroad Ballad for Orchestra
Cincinatti Pops Orchestra
Erich Kunzel (conductor)
TELDEC 80117.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Alexander Borodin

    In the Steppes of Central Asia

    Performers: Kirov Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

    • PHILIPS 4708402.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Night Ride and Sunrise

    Performers: Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Alexander Gibson (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN24119.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturnes in E flat, Op 9 No 2

    Performers: Angela Hewitt (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA67371/2.
  • Herman Severin Løvenskiold

    La Sylphide (Overture to The Arrival of the Guests)

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn (conductor)

    • EMI 9676942.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Sonata in E flat major, Hob XVI:52

    Performers: Angela Hewitt (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA 67736.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565

    Performers: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa (conductor)

    • PHILIPS 4320922.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    String Quartet in F, Op 96 (American)

    Performers: Vlach Quartet

    • NAXOS 8.553371.
  • Aaron Copland

    John Henry - A Railroad Ballad for Orchestra

    Performers: Cincinatti Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel (conductor)

    • TELDEC 80117.

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