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Monday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Handel: Let thy Hand be Strengthened; Artist of the Week: clarinettist Jack Brymer; guest Simon Jenkins. Plus Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique.

9am
Sarah Walker's selection of music today includes Handel's Let thy Hand be Strengthened performed by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, and the Academy of Ancient Music from the Essential CD of the Week: a recording of Handel's Coronation Anthems conducted by Stephen Cleobury.

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, the clarinettist Jack Brymer: Mozart (Kegelstatt Trio in E flat, K 498); and Coates (Saxo Rhapsody). Also in this hour, Glazunov's Concert Waltz in D performed by the Kirov Orchestra of St Petersburg.

10.30am
The Essential Classics guest is Simon Jenkins, the journalist, author and former editor of The Times and the Evening Standard, who is also chairman of the National Trust. Today he introduces a piece played by a favourite performer and the first record he bought.

11am
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

3 hours

Music Played

  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Final allegro (Divertimento in E flat K 166),

      Performers: London Wind Soloists, Jack Brymer (director)

      • LONDON 455 794 2 CD 1 TRACK 12.
  • ESSENTIAL CD OF THE WEEK

    • George Frideric Handel

      Let thy hand be strengthened

      Performers: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, The Academy of Ancient Music, Stephen Cleobury (director)

      • EMI 571 402 2 TRACKS 4 - 6.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Fantasy: The Last Rose of Summer

    Performers: Benjamin Frith (piano)

    • NAXOS 8553358 TRACK 4.
  • Ireland

    Epic March

    Performers: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel (conductor)

    • TELARC CD 80122 TRACK 4.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      'Kegelstatt' Trio in E flat K 498

      Performers: Jack Brymer (clarinet), Patrick Ireland (viola), Stephen Bishop Kovacevich (piano)

      • PHILIPS 446 236 2 TRACKS 8 – 10.
  • ESSENTIAL LISZT

    • Franz Liszt

      Valse Impromptu

      Performers: Georges Cziffra

      • EMI CDC 747 562 2 TRACK 3.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK

    • Eric Coates

      Saxo Rhapsody

      Performers: Jack Brymer (alto saxophone), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Groves

      • CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE CDCFPD4456 CD1 TRACK 4.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Flute Concerto in F, RV 433 'La Tempesta di Mare'

    Performers: Philippe Racine (flute), English Chamber Orchestra, Simon Preston (conductor)

    • NOVALIS 150 062-2 TRACKS 1-3.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Concert Waltz in D

    Performers: Kirov Orchestra of St Petersburg, Viktor Fedotov (conductor)

    • IMP 3036600067 CD 2 TRACK 30.
  • SIMON JENKINS' CHOICE

    • Franz Schubert

      Morgengruss & Der Jäger from Die Schöne Müllerin

      Performers: Fritz Wunderlich (tenor), Hubert Giesen (piano)

      • DG 423 956 2 TRACKS 8 & 14.
    • Igor Stravinsky

      Scene 4: Petrouchka (The Shrovetide Fair/Dances/The Fight/Death of Petrushka/Petrushka's G

      Performers: Peter Donohoe (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra , Simon Rattle (conductor)

      • HMV 573 551 2 TKS 20 – 29.
  • Clara Schumann

    Valse Capriccio No.7 Op.2

    Performers: Teresa Laredo (piano)

    • GALLO CD 839 TRACK 7.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Symphonie Fantastique

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis (conductor)

    • LSO Live LSO 0007.
  • Percy Grainger

    The Keel Row

    Performers: Penelope Thwaites (piano), Wayne Marshall (piano), John Lavender (piano), Rhondda Gillespie (piano), Antony Gray (piano)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 10638 CD 16 TRACK 12.

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