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Friday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Oboist Heinz Holliger in Albinoni: Concerto, Op 7 No 9. Telemann: Concerto in C minor; Sarah's Essential Choice: Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade.

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. Hear him in concertos by Albinoni (Op. 7 No. 9), Telemann (concerto in C minor) and Strauss.

The Essential Classics guest is Guardian columnist Michele Hanson, who introduces her essential pieces. Today she reveals what music makes her feel glad to be alive, and Sarah acts as Michele's personal shopper, with a mystery piece she hopes she will like.

Sarah's Essential Choice

Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam
Kirill Kondrashin (conductor)
PHILIPS 442 643-2.

3 hours

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Solomon)

    Performers: Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Jaime Laredo (conductor)

    • I.M.P. PCD 2001.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Lark Ascending

    Performers: Hugh Bean (violin), New Philharmonia Orchestra, Adrian Boult (conductor)

    • HMV 586778-2.
  • 9.18am: Essential CD of the Week

    • Peter Warlock

      Bethlehem Down

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

      • AVIE AV 2215.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Bagatelles, Op.33 Nos 5-7

    Performers: Mikhail Pletnev (piano)

    • DG 458 493-2.
  • 9.30am: Artist of the Week

    • Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni

      Oboe Concerto, Op.7 No.9

      Performers: Heinz Holliger (oboe), I Musici

  • Berio

    Quatro Versioni Originali della Ritirata Notturna di Madrid

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Luciano Berio (conductor)

    • RCA 09026 68894-2.
  • Henry Purcell

    O God thou art my God

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

    • AVIE AV 2215.
  • 9.52am: Artist of the Week

    • Georg Philipp Telemann

      Concerto in C minor

      Performers: Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Iona Brown (conductor)

      • NEWTON CLASSICS 8802005.
  • 10.02am: Artist of the Week

    • Richard Strauss

      Oboe Concerto

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

      • DECCA 454 6662.
  • 10.30am: Michele Hanson's Choice

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Et incarnates est… Et resurrexit (B Minor Mass, BWV232)

      Performers: Maria Stader (soprano), Hertha Töpper (alto), Ernst Haefliger (tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bass), Munich Bach Choir & Orchestra, Karl Richter (conductor)

      • ARCHIV 427 155-2.
  • Trad.

    The Rover returned

    Performers: Jordi Savall (viol), Andrew Lawrence-King (Irish harp)

    • ALIA VOX AVSA 9878.
  • 10.50am

    • Trad.

      Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn

      Performers: Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone), Catrin Finch (harp), London Symphony Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth (conductor)

      • DG 474 703-2.
  • Bor

    McMozart's Eine kleine Bricht Moonlicht Nicht Musik

    Performers: Kremerata Baltica, Gidon Kremer (conductor)

    • NONESUCH 79657-2.
  • 11.00am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov


      Performers: Concertgebouw Orchestra, Kirill Kondrashin (conductor)

      • PHILIPS 442 643-2.
  • 11.45am

    • Gustav Holst

      Suite No.2, Op.28b

      Performers: Eastman Wind Ensemble, Frederick Fennell (conductor)

      • DECCA 480 232-2.
  • Hunter

    Hunter - The Hills of Lorne

    Performers: Jordi Savall (viol), Andrew Lawrence-King (psalterium)


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