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Monday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Artist of the Week: David Willcocks conducts Handel: My Heart is Inditing. Bach: Cantata No 147; Essential Choice: Haydn: String Quartets, Op 33.

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Janine Jansen playing a selection of romantic violin showpieces: DECCA 4750112.

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, conductor Sir David Willcocks in music by Handel (My Heart is Inditing) and Bach (Cantata No.147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben').

10.30am
The Essential Classics guest is Professor Robert Winston, a leading international expert in human fertility, who introduces his essential pieces of classical music.

11am
Sarah's Essential Choice.

Haydn: String Quartets Op.33.
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Michael William Balfe

    The Bohemian Girl – Galop p00n3hfs

    Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra, Nicholas Braithwaite (conductor)

    • LYRITA SRCD 336.
  • Leos Janáček

    Lachian Dances Nos. 2 and 5 p00n3hfv

    Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Francois Huybrechts (conductor)

    • DECCA 4303722.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in D major RV511 p00n3hfx

    Performers: Viktoria Mullova and Giuliani Carmignola (violins), Venice Baroque Orchestra

    • ARCHIV 4777466.
  • 9.20: Sarah's CD of the Week

    • Camille Saint‐Saëns

      Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso Op.28 p00n3hfz

      Performers: Janine Jansen (violin), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth (conductor)

      • DECCA 4750112.
  • 9.30: Artist of the Week - David Willcocks

    • George Frideric Handel

      My Heart is Inditing HWV261 p00n3hg1

      Performers: Thurston Dart (Harpsichord), John Langdon (Organ), English Chamber Orchestra, Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks (conductor)

      • DECCA 4550412.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet Op.75 - No.1 'Folk Dance'

    Performers: Boris Berman

    • CHANDOS CHAN 8851.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata No.147 'Herz und Mund und tat und Leben' p00n3hg6

    Performers: Elly Ameling (soprano), Janet Baker (mezzo soprano), Ian Partridge (tenor), John Shirley-Quirk (bass), The Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields, Choir of King's College, Cambrige, David Willcocks (conductor)

    • EMI 7645102.
  • 10.30: Robert Winston's Choices

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Violin Sonata No.8 p00n3hg8

      Performers: Augustin Dumay (violin), Maria-Joao Pires (piano)

      • DG 4714952.
  • Mikhail Mikhailovich Ippolitov-Ivanov

    Caucasian Sketches - Procession of the Sardar p00n3hgc

    Performers: New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

    • SONY 63154.
  • 11.00:

    • Joseph Haydn

      String Quartet in B minor Op.33 No.1 p00n3hgf

      Performers: The Lindays

      • ASV CD DCA 937.
  • Claude Debussy

    La Fille aux chevaux de lin (orchestrated Chris Hazell) p00n3hgq

    Performers: Albrecht Mayer (oboe), Academy of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields, Mathias Monius (conductor)

    • DECCA 4782564.
  • 11.25:

    • Claude Debussy

      Pelleas et Melisande – Suite p00n3hgs

      Performers: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado (conductor)

      • DG 4713322.

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