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Tuesday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. 9.30am Artist of the Week: the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks. 11.00am Sarah's Essential Choice: Sibelius: Symphony No 3.

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Le Voyage Magnifique - Schubert Impromptus performed by Maria João Pires.

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV351).

On the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, the Essential Classics guest is biographer Claire Tomalin. Today Claire reveals the first classical record she bought herself and suggests music which should be more well-known.

Sarah's Essential Choice.

Sibelius: Symphony No.3 in C major, Op.52.
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra,
Neeme Jarvi (conductor).
BIS CD-228.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    "Voi che sapete" (The Marriage of Figaro)

    Performers: Margaret Price (soprano), English Chamber Orchestra, James Lockhart (conductor)

    • RCA 09026 61635-2.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Tragic Overture

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

  • 9.15: Sarah's CD of the Week

    • Franz Schubert

      Impromptu, D.935 No.3 in B flat major

      Performers: Maria Joao Pires (piano)

      • DG 457 550-2.
  • 9.33: Artist of the Week - The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

    • Trad.

      Wild mountain thyme; My love is like a red, red rose

      Performers: Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with Stacey Shames (harp)

      • DECCA 468 499-2.
  • Georges Bizet

    Carmen Suite No.1

    Performers: Lamoureux Concerts Orchestra, Igor Markevitch (conductor)

    • BELART 450 043-2.
  • 9.56: Artist of the Week - The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Andante in F WoO 57 'Andante favori'

      Performers: Alfred Brendel (piano)

      • PHILIPS 438 472 2.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Vago augelletto (Madrigals, Book 8)

    Performers: The Consort of Musicke, Anthony Rooley (director)

    • VIRGIN CLASSICS VBD 562268-2.
  • 10.13: Artist of the Week - The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

    • George Frideric Handel

      Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV351

      Performers: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

      • DG 435 390-2.
  • 10.37: Claire Tomalin's Choice

    • Franz Schubert

      Piano Trio No.2 in E flat, D.929: (i) - Allegro

      Performers: Alexander Schneider (violin), Mieczyslaw Horszowski (piano), Pablo Casals (cello)

      • SONY CLASSICAL SMK 58988.
  • 10.51: Claire Tomalin's Choice

    • Robert Schumann

      Liederkreis, Op.39 (In der Fremde; Waldesgespräch; Mondnacht; Zwielicht)

      Performers: Ian Partridge (tenor), Jennifer Partridge (piano)

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Eine kleine Gigue, K.574

    Performers: Leon McCawley (piano)

    • AVIE AV2105.
  • 11.06am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Jean Sibelius

      Symphony No.3 in C major, Op.52

      Performers: Gothenberg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi (conductor)

      • BIS CD 228.
  • 11.36am

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Piano Sonata in F major, Op.10 No.2

      Performers: Daniel Barenboim (piano)

      • EMI CZS 572912-2.
  • 11.51am

    • Henry Purcell

      The Plaint (The Fairy Queen)

      Performers: Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano), English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten (conductor)

      • EMI CZS 572912-2.


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