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Tuesday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Haydn: Symphony No 22 (Philosopher): Jack Brymer (clarinet) in Mozart's Clarinet Concerto; Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No 1, Op 25.

9am
Sarah Walker's selection of music today includes Haydn's Symphony No.22 (Philosopher).

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and a recording of our Artist of the Week, the clarinettist Jack Brymer, performing Mozart's Clarinet Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra under Colin Davis.

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 that reminds him of a particular place.

11am
Sarah's Essential Choice.

Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto no 1, op 25.
Murray Perahia (piano),
Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields,
Neville Marriner (conductor).
CBS CD42401.

Producer Sarah Devonald

Presenter SARAH WALKER

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Wednesday 19:10:2011
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Short Desc
Sarah Walker shares great music and performances. Her studio guest is Simon Jenkins.

Medium Desc
Sarah Walker shares great music and performances, with the Essential CD of the Week, Artist of the Week, and her studio guest this week, journalist and author Simon Jenkins.

Long Desc
9am
Sarah Walker's selection of must-hear music today includes Handel's The King shall Rejoice 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: Debussy (Premiere Rhapsody); Brahms (Quintet for clarinet and strings). Also in this hour, Liszt's Mephisto Polka played by pianist Earl Wild.

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 music that makes him glad to be alive, a piece he feels should be better known, and music that he finds particularly moving.

11.00
Sarah's Essential Choice.

Dvorak: Symphony no 7.
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra,
Mariss Jansons (conductor).
EMI CDC754 663 2.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Edward Elgar

    Chanson de Matin

    Performers: Nigel Kennedy (violin), Peter Pettinger (piano)

    • CHANDOS CHAN8380 TRACK 10.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony no 24 in D major

    Performers: The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood (director)

    • OISEAU LYRE 430 083 2 CD 2 TRACKS 1 – 4.
  • Erik Satie

    Danse de travers; Petite Ouverture a danser; Reverie du pauvre

    Performers: Pascal Rogé (piano)

    • DECCA 455 370 2 TRACKS 58 - 60.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Overture: The Czar's Bride

    Performers: Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Evgeny Svetlanov (conductor)

    • RCA 09026 626842 TRACK 8.
  • ESSENTIAL LISZT

    • Schubert arr. Liszt

      Auf dem Wasser zu singen

      Performers: Jorge Bolet (piano)

      • DECCA 425 689 2 TRACK 10.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Clarinet Concerto

      Performers: Jack Brymer (clarinet), London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis (conductor)

      • PHILIPS 442 390 2 TRACKS 1 – 3.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Overture: Euryanthe

    Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra, Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor)

    • EMI CDM 769 572 2 TRACK 1.
  • SIMON JENKINS' CHOICE

    • Aaron Copland

      Appalachian Spring (Suite)

      Performers: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

      • DG 427 335 2 TRACK 1.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Piano Concerto no 1 op 25

    Performers: Murray Perahia (piano), Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner (conductor)

    • CBS CD42401 TRACKS 1 – 3.
  • Chris "Dow Jones" Whitacre

    Water Night

    Performers: Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)

    • HYPERION CDA 67543 TRACK 11.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Suite no 2 in F

    Performers: Sviatoslav Richter (piano)

    • EMI CZS 5693372 CD 1 TRACKS 5 - 8.
  • Edward Elgar

    In the South

    Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti (conductor)

    • LONDON 421 386 2 TRACK 1.

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