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Monday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Dvorak: Slavonic Dance in B. Handel: Water Music Suite No 3. Bach: Italian Concerto. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Suite. Lehar: The Merry Widow (excerpt).

Ahead of Sir John Eliot Gardiner's appearance at the BBC Proms this Friday (9th), Sarah Walker turns the spotlight on this world-famous conductor's extensive recording career. At the Proms, Gardiner conducts Weber's Der Freischutz in a performance by the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, an orchestra which he founded himself. He is best known, however, for his interpretations of early music and today Sarah plays his recording of Handel's Water Music. Other highlights include excerpts from Gardiner's recording of Lehar's The Merry Widow.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Dance in B major Op.72 No.1

    Performers: The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell (conductor)

    • SONY 0886978574824.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Water Music Suite No. 3 in G HWV350

    Performers: The English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • PHILIPS 4341222.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Italian Concerto BWV971

    Performers: Alfred Brendel (piano)

    • PHILIPS 4866302.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Swan Lake Suite Op.20

    Performers: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich (conductor)

    • DG 4497262.
  • Franz Lehár

    The Merry Widow - Act II Introduction, Dance and Vilja Lied

    Performers: Hanna: Cheryl Studer (soprano), Monteverdi Choir, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • DG 4399112.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    Cafe 1930

    Performers: Kari Kriikku (clarinet), Tapiola Sinfonietta, Jan Soderblom (conductor)

    • ONDINE ODE 11402.
  • Gregorio Allegri


    Performers: Roy Goodman (treble), Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Sir David Willcocks (conductor)

    • DECCA 4211472.
  • Robert Schumann

    Piano Concerto in A minor

    Performers: Stephen Kovacevich (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

    • PHILIPS 4129232.