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Monday - Sarah Walker

Presented by Sarah Walker. Including Essential CD of the Week. Artist of the Week: The Sixteen. And Sarah is joined by historian David Starkey for his choice of music.

A selection of great music including Holst's Fugal Overture, Op.41 No.1, from the Essential CD of the Week: a recording of Holst's orchestral works.

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, the choir The Sixteen: Parry (I was Glad); Palestrina (Sanctus/Benedictus from Missa Papae Marcelli); Tippett (5 Negro Spirituals from A Child of Our Time). Also in this hour, Rossini's Overture to William Tell, (arr for Brass Band by G.J. Grant).

10.30am
The Essential Classics guest is the historian, David Starkey. Today he introduces the piece which makes him glad to be alive and the first classical record he bought himself.

11am
Tchaikovsky's Queen of Spades: an excerpt from last Saturday's Building a Library recommendation.

Presenter: Sarah Walker
Producer: Chris Barstow.

3 hours

Music Played

  • William Byrd

    My Lord of Oxenfords Maske

    Performers: Dowland Consort, Jakob Lindberg (director)

    • BIS CD 451 TRACK 1.
  • Gustav Holst

    A Fugal Overture, Op.41 No.1

    Performers: Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.553696 TRACK 6.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurkas, Op.50

    Performers: Charles Rosen (piano)

    • GLOBE GLO 5028 TRACKS 16-18.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto for 4 harpsichords and strings in A minor, BWV 1065

    Performers: Trevor Pinnock, Kenneth Gilbert, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Nicholas Kraemer (harpsichords), The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock (director)

    • ARCHIV 471 754-2 CD 3 TRACKS 13-15.
  • ARTISTS OF THE WEEK

    • Hubert Parry

      I was Glad

      Performers: The Sixteen, Robert Quinney (organ), Harry Christophers (conductor)

      • UNIVERSAL UCJ 179 5732 TRACK 1.
  • Rossini [arr. G.J. Grant]

    Overture to William Tell (arr. for brass band)

    Performers: The Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Frank Renton (conductor)

    • EMI 70189 2 TRACK 2.
  • ARTISTS OF THE WEEK

    • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

      SanctusBenedictus from Missa Papae Marcelli

      Performers: The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor)

      • CORO COR16014 TRACK 7.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in B flat, Op.33 No.4

    Performers: Angeles Quartet

    • PHILIPS 464 650-2 CD10 TRACKS 1-4.
  • ARTISTS OF THE WEEK

    • Tippett

      5 Negro Spirituals from A Child of Our Time

      Performers: Carys Lane (soprano), Sally Bruce-Payne (alto), Neil Mackenzie (tenor), Robert Evans (bass), The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor)

      • CORO COR16013 TRACKS 6-10.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    'Pur ti miro' from The Coronation of Poppea

    Performers: Sylvia McNair (soprano – Poppea), Dana Hanchard (soprano – Nerone), The English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • ARCHIV 447-0882 CD 3 TRACK 10.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat, Op.73 – 1st movement

    Performers: Clifford Curzon (piano), Vienna Philharmonic, Hans Knappertsbusch (conductor)

    • DECCA 000841202 CD 1 TRACK 4.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Queen of Spades – Act 2 Scene 2

    Performers: Georgi Nelepp (Herman), Yevgeniya Smolenskaya (Liza), Naina-Elena Korneyeva (Masha), Yevgeniya Verbitskaya (Countess), Chorus and Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre, Alexander Melik-Pashaev (conductor)

    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS 9398045 TRACKS 3-5.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No.41 in C, K551 ('Jupiter')

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

    • SDG 711 TRACKS 5-8.

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