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Thursday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Holst's Beni Mora from the Essential CD of the Week. 9.30am Artist of the Week: The Sixteen: Howells: Like as the Hart. Bach: Cantata, BWV34.

A selection of must-hear music including Holst's Beni Mora from the Essential CD of the Week: a recording of Holst's orchestral works with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by David Lloyd-Jones.

A daily brainteaser and the Artist of the Week the choir The Sixteen: Howells (Like as the Hart); Bach (Cantata BWV 34, O ewiges Feuer, O Ursprung der Liebe); Tallis (Spem in Alium). Also in this hour, Chopin's Scherzo no.4 in E, Op.54, performed by Benjamin Grosvenor.

The Essential Classics guest is David Starkey, the historian. Today he introduces a piece that he finds particularly moving and the music he uses to relax to.

Sarah's Essential Choice

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Act 1 (complete).
London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor).
LSO 0682.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Järnefelt


    Performers: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel (conductor)

    • TELARC 80170 TRACK 5.
  • Scott Joplin

    Overture to Treemonisha

    Performers: Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Gunther Schuller (conductor)

    • DG 435 709-2 CD 1 TRACK 1.
  • Gustav Holst

    Beni Mora

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

    • NAXOS 8.553696 TRACKS 2–4.

    • Howells

      Like as the Hart

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

      • UNIVERSAL UCJ 179 5732 TRACK 12.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Scherzo no.4 in E, op.54

    Performers: Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)

    • DECCA 478 3206 TRACK 3.

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Cantata BWV 34, O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe

      Performers: Ian Partridge (tenor), David James (alto), Michael George (bass), The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor)

      • CORO COR16039 TRACKS 3–7.
  • Ives

    Central Park in the Dark

    Performers: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

    • SONY MK 42381 TRACK 6.

    • Thomas Tallis

      Spem in Alium

      Performers: The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor)

      • CORO CORSACD16016 TRACK 1.

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Clarinet Quintet – 1st movement

      Performers: Thea King (basset clarinet), Gabrieli String Quartet:, Kenneth Sillito, Brendan O’Reilly (violins), Ian Jewel (viola), Keith Harvey (cello)

      • HYPERION CDA30010 TRACK 4.
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      E Susanna non vien!''Dove sono i bei momenti

      Performers: from The Marriage of Figaro, Kiri te Kanawa (soprano – Countess Almaviva), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti (conductor)

      • DECCA 478 2352 CD 1 TRACK 2.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Allegro Appassionato, Op.43

    Performers: Alban Gerhardt (cello), Cecile Licad (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA 67831 TRACK 19.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo & Juliet, Act 1 (complete)

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

    • LSO 0682 CD 1 TRACKS 1–21.


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