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.