Tuesday - Sarah Walker
With Sarah Walker. Purcell: The Fairy Queen. Boyce: Symphony No 3. Ravel: Ma mere l'oye (excerpt). Debussy: String Quartet. Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain.
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 excerpts from his recordings of Purcell's The Fairy Queen and from a little later, Mozart's Die Zauberflote.