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.