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Wednesday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Artist of the Week: David Willcocks conducting Byrd: Ave verum Corpus. Stanford: Beati Quorum Via; Sarah's Essential Choice: Debussy: Nocturnes.

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

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, conductor Sir David Willcocks in music by Byrd (Ave verum Corpus), Stanford (Beati Quorum Via), and Vaughan Williams (Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus).

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

Sarah's Essential Choice.

Debussy: Nocturnes.
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,
Bernard Haitink (conductor).
PHILIPS 438742.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Francis Poulenc

    Sonata for Piano Duet (Finale)

    Arranger: O Duo Performers: O Duo

  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Mlada (Procession of the Nobles)

    Performers: Empire Brass

    • TELARC CD 80220.
  • Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev


    Orchestrator: Lyapunov Performers: Kirov Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

    • DECCA 4708402.
  • 9.15: Sarah's CD of the Week

    • Aram Khachaturian

      Masquerade Suite (Nocturne)

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

      • DECCA 4750112.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Sonata No.41 in B flat Major p00n4gm8

    Performers: Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA 67554.
  • 9.30: Artist of the Week - David Willcocks

    • Charles Villiers Stanford

      Beati Quorum Via (from Three Motets Op.38)

      Performers: Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks (conductor)

      • EMI 428944.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus

    Performers: Jacques Orchestra, David Willcocks (conductor)

    • EMI 7647222.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Concerto No.4 in E flat K.495

    Performers: Alessio Allegrini (horn), Orchestra Mozart, Claudio Abbado (conductor)

    • DG 4778083.
  • 10.15: Artist of the Week - David Willcocks

    • William Byrd

      Ave verum Corpus

      Performers: Choir of King's College, Cambridge, David Willcocks (conductor)

      • EMI CFP 4481.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz in A flat Op.34 No.1

    Performers: Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)

    • DECCA 4609912.
  • 10.30: Robert Winston's Choices

    • Igor Stravinsky

      The Rite of Spring (opening)

      Performers: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle (conductor)

      • EMI 9677112.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Boris Godunov (death of Boris)

    Performers: Boris Christoff (bass), Societe du Conservatoire Paris Orchestra, Andre Cluytens (conductor)

    • EMI 567881.
  • 11.00: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Claude Debussy


      Performers: Montreal Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (conductor)

      • DECCA 4753132.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Courante from Suite in A minor

    Performers: Angela Hewitt (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA 67957.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quartet in F major K.590

    Performers: Emerson Quartet

    • SONY 88697935982.


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