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Wednesday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Rameau: La poule; Suite in D minor (Les cyclopes). Haydn: Symphony No 93. Monteverdi: Vespers (excerpt). Schumann: Piano Quintet. Lobo: Versa est in luctum.

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 recording of Monteverdi's Vespers and his recording of Lobo's Versa est in luctum. Plus, our Wednesday Award winner is a recording of Schumann's Piano Quintet, Op 44, performed by the pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and the Artemis Quartet.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    La Poule (trans Les Musiciens du Louvre)

    Performers: Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski (conductor)

    • ARCHIV 4775578.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Suite in D minor - Les Cyclopes

    Performers: Sophie Yates (harpsichord)

    • CHANDOS CHAN0659.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No.93 in D minor

    Performers: Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski (conductor)

    • NAIVE V5176.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Vespers - Lauda Jerusalem a 7

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

    • ARCHIV 4295652.
  • Wednesday Award winner

    • Robert Schumann

      Piano Quintet Op.44

      Performers: Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Artemis Quartet

      • VIRGIN 95143.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Hymn to St Cecilia

    Performers: Corydon Singers, Matthew Best (conductor)

    • HYPERION CDA66333.
  • Pietro Locatelli

    Concerto Grosso in G minor Op.1 No.12

    Performers: Concerto Koln

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo and Juliet Suite No.1 Op.64b

    Performers: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti (conductor)

    • EMI CDC 7470042.
  • Lobo

    Versa est in luctum

    Performers: The Monteverdi Singers, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • SOLI DEO GLORIA SDG710.

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