Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Thursday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Katia and Marielle Labeque in Ravel: Pavane pour une infante defunte. Mozart: Concerto for three pianos. Essential Choice: Strauss: Alpine Symphony.

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

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, the French piano duo - sisters Katia and Marielle Labeque - in Ravel (Pavane pour une infante defunte) and Mozart (Concerto for 3 pianos).

The Essential Classics guest is Professor Tom Wright, a leading New Testament Scholar and former Bishop of Durham. Today he introduces a musical hidden gem, music that makes him laugh and a piece that he can play himself.

Sarah's Essential Choice
Alpine Symphony
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Herbert von Karajan (conductor)
DG 439 017 2.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Maurice Ravel

    Rigaudon from Le Tombeau de Couperin

    Performers: Paris Orchestra, Jean Martinon (conductor)

    • EMI CDM 769567 2.
  • 9.04am: Sarah's CD of the Week

    • Avison-Scarlatti

      Concerto Grosso no 7 in G minor

      Performers: The Avison Ensemble

      • DIVINE ART DDA21213.
  • Robert Schumann

    Romance op 28 no 2

    Performers: Alicia de Larrocha (piano)

    • DECCA 411934 2.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Soirees Musicales

    Performers: National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge (conductor)

    • LONDON 425750 2.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Overture: Nabucco

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati (conductor)

    • MERCURY 434 345 2.
  • 9.40am: ARTISTS OF THE WEEK - The Labeques

    • Maurice Ravel

      Pavane pour une infante defunte

      Performers: Katia and Marielle Labèque (piano – 4 hands)

      • KML KML 1111.
  • Falla

    Pedrelliana (1938)

    Performers: Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Eduardo Mata (conductor)

    • DORIAN DOR90210.
  • 9.58am: ARTISTS OF THE WEEK - The Labeques

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Piano Concerto for three pianos and orchestra K242 "Lodron"

      Performers: Katia and Marielle Labèque (pianos), Semyon Bychkov (piano & conductor)

      • PHILIPS 426 241 2.
  • Falla

    7 popular songs (selection)

    Performers: Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Eduardo Mata (conductor)

    • DORIAN DOR90210.
  • 10:30am: Dr Tom Wright's Choices

    • Tomkins

      When David Heard

      Performers: The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (director)

      • GIMELL CDGIM 024.
  • Swann

    The Hundred Song

    Performers: Michael Flanders (voice), Donald Swann (voice & piano)

    • PARLOPHONE CDP7974672.
  • Franz Schubert

    Impromptu in A flat D.899

    Performers: Clifford Curzon (piano)

    • DECCA 475 679 2.
  • Gluck arr. Alfred Einstein

    "Alte Eiche an Schwindeinden Hangen" (Der gerechtfertigte Unschuld)

    Performers: Fritz Wunderlich (tenor), SWR Orchestra, Emmerich Smola (conductor)

  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Richard Strauss

      Alpine Symphony

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

      • DG 439 0172.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in C, K. 309

    Performers: Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI 05472 77235 2.


Our Classical Century

Our Classical Century

Radio 3 explores 100 key musical moments that shaped us, from 1918 to the present day.

Time Travellers: the podcast

Time Travellers: the podcast

Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough presents quirky tales gathered from the corners of history.