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Thursday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Stanford: A March-Jig. Delibes: Coppelia Suite. Holst: The Planets (excpt). Finzi: A Severn Rhapsody. Vaughan Williams: Tallis Fantasia. Plus Bach and Grainger.

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 Bach's Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV140. Other highlights include Gardiner's recording of Grainger's Tribute to Foster.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Percy Grainger

    A March-Jig (Stanford arr. Grainger)

    Performers: Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA66884.
  • Léo Delibes

    Coppelia Suite

    Performers: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

    • DG 4291632.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Planets: III. Mercury, The Winged Messenger

    Performers: John and Fiona York (piano)

    • NIMBUS NI5871.
  • Gerald Finzi

    A Severn Rhapsody Op.3

    Performers: Northern Sinfonia, Howard Griffiths (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.553566.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Tallis Fantasia

    Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN9775.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV140

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

    • SOLI DEO GLORIA SDG171.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in D minor Op.76 No.2

    Performers: Lindsay String Quartet

    • ASV CDA622.
  • Percy Grainger

    Tribute to Foster

    Composer: Monteverdi Choir Performers: English Country Gardiner Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • PHILIPS 4466572.

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