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Friday - Sarah Walker

ASarah Walker presents music including the Essential CD of the Week, a recording of Holst's orchestral works and performances by the Artist of the Week, the choir The Sixteen.

A selection of music including 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:
Stanford (Beati Quorum Via); Victoria (Introit from Requiem); Vivaldi (Gloria in D). Also in this hour, Gershwin's Bess You Is My Woman Now, from Porgy and Bess, performed by the bass Willard White, soprano Cynthia Haymon and the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Simon Rattle.

10.30am
The Essential Classics guest is David Starkey, the famous TV historian. Today he introduces the first piece of classical music he can remember hearing and Sarah Walker acts as a personal shopper, playing a piece she hopes David will enjoy.

11am
Sarah's Essential Choice.

Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner (conductor).
RCA 82876 66377 2.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Percy Grainger

    Lisbon, from Lincolnshire Posy (arr. wind quintet)

    Performers: David Butt (flute), Celia Nicklin (oboe), Julian Farrell (clarinet), Joanna Hensel (french horn), Graham Sheen (bassoon)

    • Chandos CHAN 10638 CD 12 tk 6.
  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

    Violin Concerto in B flat

    Performers: Giuseppe Carmignola (violin), Orchestra Mozart, Claudio Abbado (conductor)

    • Archiv 477 8464 CD 1 tks 13–15.
  • Gustav Holst

    Egdon Heath

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

    • Naxos 8.553696 tk 7.
  • Artist of the Week: The Sixteen

    • Stanford

      Beati Quorum Via

      Performers: The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor)

      • Universal UCJ 179 5732 tk 4.
    • Victoria

      Introit from Requiem

      Performers: The Sixteen, Gary Cooper (organ), Keith McGowan (bajón), Harry Christophers (conductor)

      • Coro CORSACD16033 tk 8.
  • Martinu

    Promenades for flute, violin and harpsichord, H274

    Performers: Alain Marion (flute), Angèle Dubeau (violin), Marc-André Hamelin (harpsichord)

    • Anelekta FL23031 tks 5–8.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Gloria in D, RV 589

    Performers: Lynda Russell, Gillian Fisher (sopranos), Alison Browner (alto), The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers (conductor)

    • Coro COR16042.
  • George Gershwin

    Bess You Is My Woman Now, from Porgy and Bess

    Performers: Willard White (bass – Porgy), Cynthia Haymon (soprano – Bess), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Simon Rattle (conductor)

    • EMI 56220 CD 2 tk 8.
  • David Starkey's Choice

    • Joseph Haydn

      String Quartet in C major, op.76 no.3: opening movement

      Performers: Quatuor Mosaïques:, Erich Höbarth, Andrea Bischof (violins), Anita Mitterer (viola), Christophe Coin (cello)

      • Naïve E8665 CD 2 tk 10.
  • Luigi Cherubini

    'Chantre Divin', from Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn

    Performers: Dominique Labelle (soprano), Colin Ainsworth, Thomas Cooley (tenors), North German Radio Chorus, Göttingen Festival Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan (conductor)

    • Carus 83358 tk 17.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Apres une reve

    Performers: Janine Jensen (violin), Hamar Golan (piano)

    • DECCA 478 2256.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Scheherazade

    Performers: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner (conductor)

    • RCA 82876 66377 2 tks 1–4.
  • Percy Grainger

    To a Nordic Princess

    Performers: Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox (conductor)

    • CHAN10638.

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