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Friday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Handel: My Heart is Inditing. Jack Brymer (clarinet) in Mozart: Quintet for clarinet and strings. Walton: Spitfire Prelude and Fugue. Elgar: Enigma Variations.

9am
A selection of must-hear music including Handel's My Heart is Inditing 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 a recording of the Artist of the Week, the clarinettist Jack Brymer, performing Mozart's Quintet for clarinet and strings with the Allegri Quartet. Also in this hour, Walton's Spitfire Prelude and Fugue performed by the English Chamber Orchestra under Steuart Bedford.

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 he would like to have played at his funeral and Sarah Walker acts as a personal shopper, playing a piece she hopes Simon will enjoy.

11am
Sarah's Essential Choice.

Elgar: Enigma Variations.
London Symphony Orchestra,
Adrian Boult (conductor).
EMI CDC 747 206 2.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz no 16 in A flat

    Performers: Zoltan Kocsis (piano)

    • PHILIPS 412 890 2.
  • Franz von Suppé

    Overture: Poet and Peasant

    Performers: Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (conductor)

    • DECCA 414 408 2.
  • George Frideric Handel

    My Heart is inditing

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

    • EMI 571 402 2.
  • Gaspar Sanz

    Folias; Canarios (Suite Espanola)

    Performers: Narciso Yepes (guitar)

    • DG 435 842 2.
  • William Walton

    Spitfire Prelude and Fugue

    Performers: English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford (conductor)

    • SONY CLASSICAL SONYTV85CD.
  • Franz Liszt

    Consolation in E

    Performers: Vladimir Horowitz (piano)

    • SONY CLASSICAL SK48093.
  • Schutz

    Meine Seele verlanget nach deinem Heil SWV 487 (Psalm 119)

    Performers: Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 901896.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Quintet for clarinet and strings

      Performers: Jack Brymer (clarinet), Allegri Quartet

      • PHILIPS 442 390 2.
  • Simon's Choice

    • Claudio Monteverdi

      Beatus Vir

      Performers: Emma Kirkby (soprano), Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor), David Thomas (tenor), Taverner Consort , Andrew Parrott (director)

      • EMI CDC 747 016 2.
  • Simon's Personal Shopper piece from Sarah

    • Camille Saint‐Saëns

      Prelude and Fugue (from 6 Etudes op 111)

      Performers: Piers Lane (piano)

      • HYPERION CDA 67037.
  • Arnold

    English Dance Set 2 Op.33 No.4

    Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Malcolm Arnold (conductor)

    • LYRITA SRCD201.
  • Arnold

    Brass Quintet: 3rd movement

    Performers: Center City Brass Quintet

    • COLLINS CLASSICS 14892.
  • Essential Choice

    • Edward Elgar

      Enigma Variations

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Boult (conductor)

      • EMI CDC 747 206 2.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Conclusion to the Sinfonia in E minor

    Performers: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC902043.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Trio op 101

    Performers: Peter Frankl (piano), Gyorgy Pauk (violin), Ralph Kirshbaum (cello)

    • EMI CZS 573343 2.

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