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Monday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Steven Isserlis (cello) in Saint-Saens: La muse et le poete. Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante in B flat; Essential Choice: Mendelssohn: Elijah (excerpt).

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Robert Johnson: The Prince's Almain and other dances for lute (Nigel North)

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, cellist Steven Isserlis, in music by Saint-Saens (La muse et le poete, op.132) and Haydn (Sinfonia Concertante in B flat for violin, cello, oboe and bassoon, Hob I:105).

The Essential Classics guest is weather presenter Sian Lloyd, who introduces her essential pieces of classical music. Today she reveals the first piece of classical music she remembers hearing, and talks about a work that reminds her of a particular place.

Sarah's Essential Choice

Elijah, op.70 (excerpt)
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Toccata from Orfeo

    Performers: Le Concert d’Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm (conductor)

    • VIRGIN 5 45642 2.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Overture to Semiramide

    Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor)

    • EMI 7 69042 2.
  • 9.15: Sarah's CD of the Week

    • Robert Johnson

      The Fairies' Dance

      Performers: Nigel North (lute)

      • NAXOS 8.572178.
  • Mussorgsky arr. Rimsky Korsakov

    A Night on Bald Mountain

    Performers: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner (conductor)

    • RCA 09026 61958 2.
  • 9.30: Artist of the Week - Steven Isserlis

    • Camille Saint‐Saëns

      Cello Concerto no.1 in A minor, op.33

      Performers: Steven Isserlis (cello), London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

      • RCA 09026 61678 2.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Bassoon Concerto RV 471 in C

    Performers: Sergio Azzolini (bassoon), L’Aura Soave Cremona

    • NAIVE OP 30496.
  • Franz Liszt

    Au lac de Wallenstadt from Années de Pélerinage Bk 1, S160

    Performers: Bertrand Chamayou (piano)

    • NAIVE V 5260.
  • 10.10: Artist of the Week - Steven Isserlis

    • Joseph Haydn

      Sinfonia Concertante in B flat for violin, cello, oboe and bassoon

      Performers: Marieke Blankestijn (violin), Steven Isserlis (cello), Douglas Boyd (oboe), Matthew Wilkie (bassoon), Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Roger Norrington (conductor)

      • RCA 09026 68578 2.
  • 10.30: Sian Lloyd's Choices

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Symphony No 5, 1st movement: Allegro con brio

      Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

      • EMI 7 63312 2.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Entracte et Barcarolle – 'Belle Nuit' from The Tales of Hoffmann, Act 3

    Performers: Joan Sutherland (soprano – Giulietta), Huguette Tourangeau (mezzo-soprano – Niklausse), Choeur de la Radio Suisse Romande, Choeur Pro Arte du Lausanne, Choeur Du Brassus, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Richard Bonynge (conductor)

    • DECCA 00289 477 9336.
  • 11am:

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Elijah (excerpt)

      Performers: The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday’s CD Review

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Toccata in F, BWV540

    Performers: Ton Koopman (organ)

    • ARCHIV 410 999-2.
  • 11.35:

    • Igor Stravinsky

      Violin Concerto

      Performers: Hilary Hahn (violin), Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner (conductor)

      • SONY 89649.


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