Thursday - Sarah Walker
Sarah Walker presents music by Villa-Lobos, Debussy, Couperin, Shostakovich and Mozart.
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: Couperin's Le Tic-Toc-Choc ou Les Maillotins and Le Gaillard-Boiteux and Beethoven's Piano Sonata in C minor, Op.13, otherwise known as the Pathetique.