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Thursday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Artist of the Week: Steven Isserlis (cello) in Strauss: Romance in F. Brahms: Cello Sonata No 2. Essential Choice: Mendelssohn: Symphony No 4.

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. Today he is heard as the soloist in Strauss's Romance in F for cello and orchestra, as well as Brahms's Cello Sonata no.2 in F, op.99, where he is accompanied by pianist Stephen Hough.

The Essential Classics guest is weather presenter Sian Lloyd, who introduces music that is significant to her. Today Sian mentions which piece of music she particularly likes listening to while on a journey, as well as music she likes to listen to while working.

Sarah's Essential Choice

Symphony no.4 in A, op.90 'Italian'
The London Classical Players
Roger Norrington (conductor)
EMI 7 54000 2.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Troika from Lieutenant Kijé, symphonic suite op.60

    Performers: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado (conductor)

    • DG 419 603-2.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Scottish Dances, op.59

    Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Malcolm Arnold (conductor)

    • LYRITA SRCD.201.
  • 9.14: Sarah's CD of the Week

    • Robert Johnson


      Performers: Nigel North (lute)

      • NAXOS 8.572178.
  • Johann Strauss II - An der schönen, blauen Donau

    Performers: Vienna Johann Strauss Orchestra, Willi Boskovsky (conductor)

  • 9.30: Artist of the Week - Steven Isserlis

    • Richard Strauss

      Romance in F for cello and orchestra

      Performers: Steven Isserlis (cello), Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel (conductor)

      • RCA 74321 75398 2.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Sonata no.50 in D, Hob XVI:37

    Performers: Rudolf Buchbinder (piano)

    • WARNER 2564 63782-2.
  • Franz Schubert

    'Ewige Liebe' – from 3 Songs, D825, for male chorus [TTBB]

    Performers: Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Erwin Ortner (chorus master)

    • TELDEC 4509-94546-2.
  • Jean‐Baptiste Lully

    La Fête Infernale Les Démons, from Alceste

    Performers: Concert Des Nations, Jordi Savall

    • ALIA VOX AV9807.
  • 10.00: Artist of the Week - Steven Isserlis

    • Johannes Brahms

      Cello Sonata no.2 in F, op.99

      Performers: Steven Isserlis (cello), Stephen Hough (piano)

      • HYPERION CDA67529.
  • 10.30: Sian Lloyd's Choices

    • Léo Delibes

      'Viens, Mallika… Sous le dome épais' (Flower Duet) from Lakmé, Act 1

      Performers: Mady Mesplé (soprano – Lakmé), Danielle Millet (mezzo-soprano – Mallika), Orchestre du Théâtre National de l'Opéra-Comique, Alain Lombard (conductor)

      • EMI 7494302.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 in G, BWV 1048

    Performers: The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord and director)

    • ARCHIV 423 492 2.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Symphony no. 4 in A, op.90 ('Italian')

      Performers: London Classical Players, Roger Norrington (conductor)

      • EMI 7 54000 2.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in G, K. 124

    Performers: Christophe Rousset (harpsichord)

    • DECCA 458 165 2.
  • 11.30:

    • Leos Janáček


      Performers: Vienna Philharmonic, Charles Mackerras (conductor)

      • DECCA 410 138 2.


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