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Monday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Artist of the Week: Mark Elder; politician Neil Kinnock; Sarah's Essential Choice: Gershwin: Piano Concerto.

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: "Londonderry Air: The Music of Percy Grainger" - John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Monteverdi Choir and the English Country Gardiner Orchestra: PHILIPS 4466572

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, conductor Mark Elder

The Essential Classics guest is the politician Lord Kinnock, who introduces his essential pieces of classical music.

Sarah's Essential Choice

Piano Concerto
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Sullivan

    'Three Little Maids from School Are We', from The Mikado

    Performers: Valerie Masterson, Pauline Wales, Peggy Ann Jones, Chorus of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royston Nash (conductor)

    • DECCA 478 2931.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Overture to La Cenerentola

    Performers: Orchestra del Teatro Communale di Bologna, Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

    • DECCA 478 3456.
  • Henry Purcell

    Fantazia V in 4 parts

    Performers: Fretwork

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 907502.
  • 9.15: Sarah's CD of the Week

    • Percy Grainger

      I'm 17 Come Sunday

      Performers: Monteverdi Choir, English Country Gardiner Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

      • PHILIPS 446 657-2.
  • Georg Matthias Monn

    Sinfonia in B

    Performers: Camerata Bern, Thomas Füri (conductor)

    • ARCHIV 477 9990.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Overture, 'The Creatures of Prometheus', op.43

    Performers: Gewandhaus Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

    • DECCA 478 3493.
  • Franz Liszt

    Hungarian Rhapsody no. 6 in D flat, S2446

    Performers: Georges Cziffra (piano)

    • EMI 7 67888 2.
  • 9.45: Artist of the Week - Mark Elder

    • Edward Elgar

      Cockaigne (In London Town), op.40

      Performers: Hallé, Mark Elder (conductor)

      • HALLE CD HLL 7501.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    'The Finding of Jesus in the Temple' – Sonata 5 from The 5 Joyful Mysteries

    Performers: Andrew Manze (violin), Richard Egarr (conductor)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 907321.22.
  • 10.10: Artist of the Week - Mark Elder

    • Richard Wagner - Götterdämmerung - conclusion of Act 3

      Performers: Katarina Dalayman (Brünnhilde), Attila Jun (Hagen), Hallé, Mark Elder (conductor)

  • 10.30: Neil Kinnock's Choices

    • Adam

      Comrades in Arms

      Performers: Treorchy Male Voice Choir

      • EMI 3 63630 2.
  • Franz von Suppé

    Light Cavalry Overture

    Performers: Black Dyke Mills Band, Major Peter Parkes (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 4514.
  • 11am:

    • George Gershwin

      Piano Concerto in F

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

  • 11.30:

    • Beethoven

      Symphony no.8 in F, op.93

      Performers: Gewandhaus Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

      • DECCA 478 3496.


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