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Thursday - Sarah Walker

Sarah shares great music and performances, with the Essential CD of the Week, Artist of the Week, and selections from guest Michael Rosen, poet and former Children's Laureate.

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Vivaldi Concert for the Prince of Poland, performed by the Academy of Ancient Music: HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 907230.

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artists of the Week, the Swedish mezzo soprano Anne Sofie von Otter - in Weill (Foolish Heart from One Touch of Venus), Bach (Schlafert allen Sorgenkummer from Cantata No.197: Gott ist unsere Zuversicht) and Respighi (Il tramonto).

10.30am
The Essential Classics guest is Michael Rosen, children's novelist, broadcaster, poet and former Children's Laureate. Today he introduces a piece that he finds particularly moving and a piece that makes him glad to be alive.

11am
Sarah's Essential Choice

Mozart
Serenade in D, K239 (Serenata notturna)
English Chamber Orchestra
Benjamin Britten (conductor)
DECCA 4767102

Also in this hour

Mendelssohn
Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56
The Scottish Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Munch (conductor)
RCA VD 60483.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Zoltán Kodály

    The Viennese Musical Clock (Hary Janos)

    Performers: Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra. Janos Ferencsik (conductor)

    • HUNGAROTON HCD 12190-2.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Pas de deux (Swan Lake, Act I)

    Performers: Ida Haendel (violin), London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn (conductor)

    • EMI 749531-2.
  • 9.13am: Sarah's CD of the Week

    • Antonio Vivaldi

      Violin Concerto in C 'Il piacere', Op 8 No 6, RV 180

      Performers: The Academy of Ancient Music, Andrew Manze (violin and director)

      • HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 907230.
  • Zoltán Kodály

    Intermezzo (from Hary Janos)

    Performers: Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra. Janos Ferencsik (conductor)

    • HUNGAROTON HCD 12190-2.
  • 9.30am: Artist of the Week - Anne Sophie von Otter

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Schläfert allen Sorgenkummer (from Cantata 'Gott ist unsere Zuversicht', BWV 197)

      Performers: Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo soprano), Concerto Copenhagen, Lars Ulrik Mortensen (conductor)

      • ARCHIV 477 7467.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in D minor, K9

    Performers: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)

    • EMI CDM 764490-2.
  • Jacques Brel

    Chanson des vieux amants

    Performers: Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo soprano), Brad Mehldau (piano)

    • NAÏVE 5241.
  • Scarlatti arr. Snekkestad

    Sonata in D minor, K9

    Performers: The Copenhagen Saxophone Quartet

    • CLASSICO CLASSCD489.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Bassoon Concerto in B flat, K191

    Performers: Gwydion Brooke (bassoon), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham (conductor)

    • EMI CDC 747864-2.
  • 10.10am: Artist of the Week - Anne Sophie von Otter

    • Ottorino Respighi

      Il tramonto

      Performers: Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo soprano), Brodsky Quartet

      • CHALLENGE 72008.
  • 10.30am: Michael Rosen's Choices

    • César Franck

      Violin Sonata in A (4th movement, Allegretto poco mosso)

      Performers: Kyung-Wha Chung (violin), Radu Lupu (piano)

      • DECCA 421 154-2.
  • Martinu

    La revue de cuisine (Prologue, Charleston and Finale)

    Performers: The Dartington Ensemble

    • HYPERION CDA66084.
  • Tielman Susato

    Ronde (from Danserye)

    Performers: The Early Music Consort of London, David Munrow (director)

    • VIRGIN.
  • 11.00am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Serenade in D, K239 (Serenata notturna)

      Performers: English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten (conductor)

      • DECCA 430 495-2.
  • Cyril Scott

    Lotus Land, Op 47 No 2

    Performers: Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

    • EMI.
  • 11.12am

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Symphony No 3 in A minor, Op 56 (The Scottish)

      Performers: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch (conductor)

      • RCA VD 60483.

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