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Friday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. CD of the Week: Schubert Impromptus; Artist of the Week: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in Respighi: The Birds; Sarah's Essential Choice. Delius: Songs of Sunset.

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Le Voyage Magnifique - Schubert Impromptus performed by Maria João Pires.

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (Respighi: The Birds).

10.30am
The Essential Classics guest is biographer Claire Tomalin, who introduces her essential pieces of classical music. Today she reveals her favourite performer and Sarah plays Claire a piece which she hopes Claire will enjoy.

11am
Sarah's Essential Choice.

Delius: Songs of Sunset.
Sally Burgess (mezzo-soprano),
Bryn Terfel (baritone),
Waynflete Singers,
Southern Voices,
Bournemouth Symphony Chorus & Orchestra,
Richard Hickox (conductor).
CHANDOS CHAN 9214.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Etude in A flat major, Op.25 No.1

    Performers: Louis Lortie (piano)

    • CHANDOS CHAN8482.
  • Edward Elgar

    Serenade for Strings

    Performers: Sinfonia of London, John Barbirolli (conductor)

    • EMI CDC 747537-2.
  • 9.16am

    • Schutz

      Wie habe ich dein Gesetze so lieb (Opus Ultimum)

      Performers: Collegium Vocale Gent, Concerto Palatino, Philippe Herreweghe (director)

      • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 901895.96.
  • 9.25: Sarah's CD of the Week

    • Franz Schubert

      Allegretto in C minor, D.915

      Performers: Maria Joao Pires (piano)

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

    • Camille Saint‐Saëns

      Allegro appassionato

      Performers: Mischa Maisky (cello), Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

      • DG 457 599-2.
  • Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni

    Adagio in G minor

    Performers: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

    • DG 429 390-2.
  • 9.49am

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Horn Concerto No.2 in E flat, K.417

      Performers: Dennis Brain (horn), Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

      • EMI CDM 566898-2.
  • 10.04: Artist of the Week - The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

    • Ottorino Respighi

      The Birds

      Performers: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

      • DG 437 533-2.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in F sharp, Op.48 No.2

    Performers: Nelson Freire (piano)

    • DECCA 478 2182.
  • 10.30: Claire Tomalin's Choice

    • Johannes Brahms

      Symphony No.3: 1st movement – Allegro con brio

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor)

      • LSO LIVE LSO0056.
  • 10.49: Sarah's Personal Shopper piece for Claire

    • Smyth

      Benedictus from Mass in D

      Performers: Catriona Smith (soprano), Stuttgart Philharmonia Choir, Württemberg Philharmonic, Reutlingen, Herbert Wolf (conductor)

      • AUDITE 97.448.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Largo from Serse

    Performers: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

    • DG 429 390-2.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Frederick Delius

      Songs of Sunset

      Performers: Sally Burgess (mezzo-soprano), Bryn Terfel (baritone), Waynflete Singers, Southern Voices, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus & Orchestra, Richard Hickox (conductor)

      • CHANDOS CHAN9214.
  • 11.34am

    • Mozart

      Mozart - Violin Concerto No.3 in G major, K.216

      Performers: Gidon Kremer (violin/director), Kremerata Baltica

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