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Thursday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. 9.30am Artist of the Week: David Willcocks conducting Britten: Hymn to St Cecilia. Victoria: O Quam Gloriosum. 11.00am Essential Choice: Ravel: String Quartet.

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 Britten (Hymn to St Cecilia), Victoria (O Quam Gloriosum) and Faure (Pavane Op.50).

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.

Ravel: String Quartet.
Alban Berg Quartet.
EMI 5675512.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz in F Op.34 No.3 'Waltz Brillante'

    Performers: Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)

    • DECCA 4609912.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Flute Quartet in G TWV43 G6

    Performers: Musica Antiqua Koln, Reinhard Goebel (director)

    • ARCHIV 4775379.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Samson and Delila - Bacchanale

    Performers: Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (conductor)

    • DECCA 444552.
  • 9.20: Sarah's CD of the Week

    • Maurice Ravel


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

      • DECCA 4750112.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Chorale 'Ertot' uns durch dein' Gute'

    Performers: Olivier Latry

    • DG 4748162.
  • 9.30: Artist of the Week - David Willcocks

    • Benjamin Britten

      Hymn to St Cecilia

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

      • EMI 7646532.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Seasons - August

    Performers: Lydia Artymiw

    • CHANDOS CHAN 8349.
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria

    O Quam Gloriosum

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

    • EMI CFP 4481.
  • Gabriel Fauré


    Performers: Robert Chilcott (treble), John Carol Case (baritone), Choir of King's College, Cambridge, John Wells (organ), David Willcocks (conductor)

    • EMI 3799942.
  • 10.30: Robert Winston's Choices

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Chaconne from Partita No.2

      Performers: Jacqueline Roche

      • LU MUSIC 53378650.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Alexander Nevsky - The Battle on the Ice (excerpt)

    Performers: St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Temirkanov (conductor)

    • RCA 60847.
  • 11.00: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Maurice Ravel

      String Quartet

      Performers: Alban Berg Quartet

      • EMI 5675512.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Pavane Op.50

    Performers: Gareth Morris (flute), New Philharmonia Orchestra, David Willcocks (conductor)

    • EMI 3799942.
  • Johann Stamitz

    Sinfonia in G major

    Performers: Concerto Koln

    • TELDEC 2564698892.
  • Claude Debussy

    Prelude a l'apres midi d'un faune

    Performers: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

    • DG 4390082.


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