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Thursday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Oboist Heinz Holliger in CPE Bach: Sonata in G minor, Wq 135. Mozart: Oboe Concerto, K314; Sarah's Essential Choice: Mozart: Violin Concerto No 5.

9am
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

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, oboist Heinz Holliger, who features in recordings of CPE Bach's Sonata in G minor Wq.135 and Mozart's Oboe Concerto K.314

10.30am
The Essential Classics guest is Guardian columnist Michele Hanson, who introduces her essential pieces. Today she talks about music that makes her laugh, as well as a work she particularly enjoys playing herself.

11am
Sarah's Essential Choice

Mozart
Violin Concerto No.5 in A, K.219
Arthur Grumiaux (violin)
London Symphony Orchestra
Colin Davis (conductor)
PHILIPS 464 722-2.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Mussorgsky orch. Liadov

    Gopak (Sorochintsy Fair)

    Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)

    • EMI 344123-2.
  • 9.01am: Essential CD of the Week

    • Francis Grier

      My breath lies quiet

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

      • AVIE AV 2215.
  • 9.03am: Essential CD of the Week

    • Weekles

      Hosanna to the Son of David

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

      • AVIE AV 2215.
  • Alfven

    Swedish Rhapsody No.1, Op.19 'Midsummer Vigil'

    Performers: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Berglund (conductor)

    • EMI 268161-2.
  • Tchaikovsky orch. Glazunov

    Meditation (Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op.41 No.1)

    Performers: Isaac Stern (violin), National Symphony Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich (conductor)

    • SONY CLASSICAL SMK 66 830.
  • 9.31am

    • Edward Elgar

      The Dance & False Love (Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands)

      Performers: Cambridge University Chamber Choir, Iain Farrington (piano), Christopher Robinson (conductor)

      • NAXOS 8570541.
  • 9.41am: Artist of the Week - Heinz Holliger

    • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

      Sonata in G minor, Wq. 135

      Performers: Heinz Holliger (oboe), Ursula Holliger (harp), Rama Jucker (cello)

      • PHILIPS 442 592-2.
  • Franz Liszt

    Etude in E flat major 'Octave Study' (Paganini Studies S.141)

    Performers: Nikita Magaloff (piano)

    • PHILIPS 456 898-2.
  • Richard Wagner - Lohengrin: Prelude to Act III

    Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult (conductor)

  • 10.03am: Artist of the Week - Heinz Holliger

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Oboe Concerto, K.314

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

      • DECCA 454 6662.
  • Franz Liszt

    La Chasse (Paganini Studies S.141)

    Performers: Nikita Magaloff (piano)

    • PHILIPS 456 898-2.
  • 10.30am: Michele Hanson's Choices

    • Franz Schubert

      Der Hirt auf dem Felsen

      Performers: Elly Ameling (soprano), Hans Deinzer (clarinet), Jörg Demus (piano)

      • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI 77085-2.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in C major, K.460 & Sonata in F minor, K.239

    Performers: Scott Ross (harpsichord)

    • Warner 2564 62092-2.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Fugue in E minor

    Performers: Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet

    • CHANNEL CLASSICS CCS SA 19403.
  • 11.00am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Violin Concerto No.5 in A, K.219

      Performers: Arthur Grumiaux (violin), London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis (conductor)

      • PHILIPS 464 722-2.
  • Franz Schubert

    Nachtstucke; Fischerweise

    Performers: Matthew Prezani (tenor), Julius Drake (piano)

    • WIGMORE HALL LIVE WHL0048.
  • 11.37am

    • Franz Schubert

      Symphony No.3

      Performers: Vienna Philharmonic, Carlos Kleiber (conductor)

      • DG 449 745-2.

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