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Monday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Katia and Marielle Labeque in Debussy: Petite Suite. Poulenc: Concerto for two pianos. Building a Library recommendation: Beethoven: Symphony No 6.

9am:
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Avison's 12 Concerti Grossi after Scarlatti, performed by the Avison Ensemble: DIVINE ART DDA21213.

9.30am:
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artists of the Week, the French piano duo - sisters Katia and Marielle Labeque - in Debussy (Petite Suite) and Poulenc (Concerto for 2 pianos).

10.30am:
The Essential Classics guest is Professor Tom Wright, a leading New Testament Scholar and former Bishop of Durham. Today he introduces the piece that first stimulated his interest in classical music and a favourite work by his favourite composer.

11am:
Beethoven: Symphony No 6, Pastoral.
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Percy Grainger

    Shepherds Hey!

    Performers: BBC Philharmonic, Richard Hickox (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN10638.
  • 9.02am Sarah's CD of the Week

    • Avison-Scarlatti

      Concerto Grosso no 3 in D minor

      Performers: The Avison Ensemble

      • DIVINE ART DDA21213.
  • Ibert

    Trois pièces brèves

    Performers: The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet

    • BIS CD536.
  • Franz Schubert

    Entr'acte no 3 from Rosamunde

    Performers: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Kurt Masur (conductor)

    • PHILIPS 412 432 2.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Music from "49th Parallel"

    Performers: National Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Herrmann (conductor)

    • LONDON 448954 2.
  • 9.34am Artists of the Week - the Labeques

    • Claude Debussy

      Petite Suite

      Performers: Katia and Marielle Labeque (pianos)

      • PHILIPS 454 471 2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony no 1 K16

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

    • OISEAU LYRE 417 140 2.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso op 28

    Performers: Itzhak Perlamn (violin), New York Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta (conductor)

    • DG 423 063 2.
  • 10.09am Artists of the Week - the Labeques

    • Francis Poulenc

      Concerto in D minor for two pianos and orchestra

      Performers: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa (conductor)

      • PHILIPS 426 284 2.
  • 10.30am Dr. Tom Wright's Choices

    • George Frideric Handel

      Pifa; There were shepherds; Glory to God – from 1st Part of The Messiah

      Performers: Emily van Evera (soprano), Taverner Choir and Players, Andrew Parrott (director)

      • VIRGIN CLASSICS VMD 5613302.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony no 7 (excerpt)

    Performers: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

    • DG 457750 2.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in F minor, K.386

    Performers: Mikhail Pletnev (piano)

    • VIRGIN CLASSICS 561 962-2.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No.6 'Pastoral'

    Performers: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber (conductor)

    • ORFEO C 600 031 B.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude

    Sonata No.5 in C, Op.1

    Performers: The Purcell Quartet

    • CHANDOS CHAN 0766.
  • George Gershwin

    Walking the Dog

    Performers: Los Angeles Phiharmonic, Micheal Tilson Thomas (pianoconductor)

    • CBS CD 39699.
  • Josef Strauss

    Die Libelle

    Performers: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber (conductor)

    • SONY CLASSICAL SX3K 53385.

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