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.