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Wednesday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including oboist Heinz Holliger in Bach: Concerto, BWV1060. Martin: Petite complainte. Moscheles: Concertante in F; Sarah's Essential Choice: Dukas: La Peri.

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Treasures of Christ Church: The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford, Stephen Darlington (director of music) AVIE AV2215

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, oboist Heinz Holliger. Today we hear him in works by Bach (Concerto BWV 1060), Martin (Petite complainte) and Moscheles (Concertante in F)

The Essential Classics guest is Guardian columnist Michele Hanson, who introduces her essential pieces. Today she mentions music she enjoys listening to on a journey, and reveals a piece of film music that has made a particular impact on her.

Sarah's Essential Choice

La Peri
Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Jean Fournet (conductor) REGIS RRC1334.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Moritz Moszkowski

    Spanish Dance No.1 (Danzas Espanolas, Op,12 Book 1: No.1 in C)

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Ataúlfo Argenta (conductor)

    • DECCA 433 911-2.
  • Franz Schubert

    Klavierstucke, D.946: No.1 in E flat

    Performers: Alfred Brendel (piano)

    • PHILIPS 456 061-2.
  • 9.10: Sarah's CD of the Week

    • John Taverner

      Christe Jesu

      Performers: Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, Stephen Darlington (director of music)

      • AVIE AV 2215.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Rapsodie espagnole

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux (conductor)

    • PHILIPS 464 733-2.
  • 9.30: Artist of the Week - Heinz Holliger

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Concerto in D minor, BWV1060

      Performers: Heinz Holliger (oboe), Arthur Grumiaux (violin), New Philharmonia Orchestra, Edo de Waart (conductor)

      • PHILIPS 420 700-2.
  • Martin

    Martin - Petite complainte

    Performers: Heinz Holliger (oboe), John Constable (piano)

  • 9.57am

    • Ernest Chausson


      Performers: BBC Philharmonic, Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor)

      • CHANDOS CHAN9650.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Salut demeure chaste et pure (Faust)

    Performers: Joseph Calleja (tenor), Suisse Romande Orchestra, Marco Armiliato (conductor)

    • DECCA 478 2720.
  • 10.10: Artist of the Week - Heinz Holliger

    • Moscheles

      Concertante in F major

      Performers: Heinz Holliger (oboe), Aurele Nicolet (flute), Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Eliahu Inbal (conductor)

      • PENTATONE PTC 5186 129.
  • 10.30: Michelle Hanson's Choices

    • George Frideric Handel

      The Choice of Hercules: Where shall I go?

      Performers: Virtue: Helen Watts (mezzo-soprano), Pleasure: Heather Harper (soprano), Hercules: James Bowman (countertenor), Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Philip Ledger (conductor)

      • VRIGIN CLASSICS VBD 562118-2.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Trio in E flat, Op.100: second movement

    Performers: Beaux Arts Trio

    • PHILIPS 426 096-2.
  • Jean Sibelius

    In the Summer (Suite for violin and strings)

    Performers: Christian Tetzlaff (violin), Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)

    • VIRGIN CLASSICS 545534-2.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Paul Dukas

      La Péri: Fanfares pour précéder La Péri; La Peri, poème dansé

      Performers: Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra; Jean Fournet (conductor)

      • REGIS RRC1344.
  • 11.26am

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Violin Sonata, Op.24 'Spring'

      Performers: Isabelle Faust (violin), Alexander Melnikov (piano)

      • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 902025.27.
  • Spohr

    Opening movement of the Octet

    Performers: Melos Ensemble

    • EMI 918514-2.


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