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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.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Billy Mayerl

    Railroad Rhythm.

    Composer: Richard Rodney Bennett (piano)

    • EMI CDM 5655962..
  • Heitor Villa‚ÄźLobos

    Bachianas Brasileiras No 2 - O trenzinho do caipira (The Countryman's Little Train)

    Performers: Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, Enrique Batiz (conductor)

    • EMI CDS 7479018.
  • Claude Debussy

    Petite Suite

    Arranger: Busser Performers: Lyon National Orchestra, Jun Markl (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.572583.
  • Louis Couperin

    Le Tic-Toc-Choc ou Les Maillotins; Le Gaillard-Boiteux.

    Performers: Angela Hewitt (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA 67440.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Ballet Suite No 3

    Performers: Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, Dmitry Yablonsky (conductor).

    • NAXOS 8.557208.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat

    Performers: Barry Tuckwell (horn), English Chamber Orchestra

    • DECCA 4102842..
  • Anon

    Anon - Quen A Virgen Ben Servira.

    Performers: New London Consort, Philip Pickett (director)

  • Moritz Moszkowski

    5 Spanish Dances Op.12 (Nos 2-4)

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Ataulfo Argenta (conductor)

    • DECCA 4339112.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 13 (Pathetique)

    Performers: Angela Hewitt (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA 67605.