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Friday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Berlioz: Overture (Le carnaval romain). Mozart: Symphony No 21. Mussorgsky: Hopak (Sorochintsy Fair). Rachmaninov: Preludes, Op 32 (selection).

Sarah Walker spends the week dipping into the discography of the world- The Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra founded by Claudio Abbado in 1986; today at 11am, they perform Brahms' Double Concerto with Renaud and Gautier Capucon as violin and cello soloists. Also on the show there is carnival music from Berlioz, Musorgsky and Respighi, and our Friday Virtuoso is pianist Dmitri Alexeev.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Hector Berlioz

    Le Carnaval Romain overture

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis (conductor)

    • PHILIPS 416 430-2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No.21, K.134

    Performers: Vienna Philharmonic, James Levine (conductor)

    • DG 423 356-2.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Hopak from Sorochintsy Fair

    Performers: National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Theodore Kuchar (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.555924.
  • Friday Virtuoso

    • Sergey Rachmaninov

      Preludes, Op.32: selection

      Performers: Dmitri Alexeev (piano)

      • VIRGIN CLASSICS VBD 561624-2.
  • Artist of the Week: Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra

    • Johannes Brahms

      Double Concerto in A minor, Op.102

      Performers: Renaud Capucon (violin), Gautier Capucon (cello), Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung (conductor)

      • VIRGIN CLASSICS 395147-2.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Ouverture Carnevalesca

    Performers: Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra of Bratislava, Adriano (conductor)

    • MARCO POLO 8.223348.
  • Henry Purcell

    Rejoice in the Lord alway, Z49

    Performers: James Bowman (countertenor), Charles Daniels (tenor), Michael George (basses), Choir of New College, Oxford, The King's Consort, Robert King (director)

    • HYPERION CDS44141/51.