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Thursday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Vaughan Williams: English Folk Song Suite. Satie: Je te veux. Svendsen: Norwegian Artists' Carnival. Debussy, orch. Adams: Le balcon. Brahms: Serenade No 1 in D.

Sarah Walker spends the week hearing music-making from the musicians of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. Today, we hear them as members of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, a professional touring chamber orchestra founded by Claudio Abbado in 1997 and made up of former members of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. At 11am, they perform Brahms' First Serenade. Also on the show, carnival music from Svendsen and Tchaikovsky, and there's our regular brainteaser.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    English Folk Song Suite

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Boult (conductor)

    • HMV 586778-2.
  • Erik Satie

    Je te veux

    Performers: Pascal Roge (piano)

    • DECCA 410 220-2.
  • Johan Svendsen

    Norwegian Artists' Carnival, Op.14

    Performers: Bergen Symphony Orchestra, Karsten Andersen (conductor)

    • NKFCD 50009-2.
  • Claude Debussy

    Le Balcon (Cinq Poemes de Baudelaire)

    Orchestrator: Adams Performers: Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor)

    • WARNER 2564 61983-2.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Serenade No.1 in D major, Op.11

    Performers: Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado (conductor)

    • DG 476 5786.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Seasons, Op.37b: selection

    Performers: Mikhail Pletnev (piano)

    • VIRGIN CLASSICS 545042-2.

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