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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.

9.30am
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.

10.30am
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.

11am
Sarah's Essential Choice

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • Järnefelt

    Praeludium

    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.
  • ARTISTS OF THE WEEK

    • 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.
  • ARTISTS OF THE WEEK

    • 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.
  • ARTISTS OF THE WEEK

    • Thomas Tallis

      Spem in Alium

      Performers: The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor)

      • CORO CORSACD16016 TRACK 1.
  • DAVID STARKEY'S CHOICE

    • 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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