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Tuesday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Artist of the Week: conductor Mark Elder; Neil Kinnock's favourite music; Sarah's Essential Choice: Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 4.

9am
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

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, conductor Mark Elder

10.30am
The Essential Classics guest is the politician Lord Kinnock, who introduces his essential pieces of classical music.

11am
Sarah's Essential Choice

Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto no.4 in G minor, op.40
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Ettore Gracis (conductor)
EMI 7493262.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Etude op.10 no.5 in G flat

    Performers: Maurizio Pollini (piano)

    • TESTAMENT SBT 1473.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila

    Performers: Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

    • DECCA 478 3420.
  • 9.08: Sarah's CD of the Week

    • Percy Grainger

      Brigg Fair

      Performers: Robert Johnston (tenor), Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

      • PHILIPS 446 657-2.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Bassoon Concerto in E flat, RV483

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

    • NAÏVE OP 30518.
  • Josef Strauss (arr. Max Schönherr)

    Delirien Waltz, op.212

    Performers: Berlin Philharmonic, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

    • DG 479 0002.
  • 9.30: Artist of the Week - Mark Elder

    • Bach (orch. Elgar)

      Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537 (op.86)

      Performers: Hallé, Mark Elder (conductor)

      • HALLE CD HLL 7509.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata BWV 145: 'Ich lebe, mein Herze, zu deinem Ergötzen'

    Performers: Hana Blažíková (soprano), Gerd Türk (tenor), Peter Kooij (bass), Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki (conductor)

    • BIS SACD-1941.
  • Wolf

    Italian Serenade

    Performers: Hagen Quartet

    • DG 427 669-2.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Etudes op.10 no.8; op.25 no.5; op.10 no.3; & op.10 no.4

    Performers: Maurizio Pollini (piano)

    • TESTAMENT SBT 1473.
  • 10.15: Artist of the Week - Mark Elder

    • Frederick Delius

      Brigg Fair

      Performers: Hallé, Mark Elder (conductor)

      • HALLE CD HLL 7503.
  • 10.30: Neil Kinnock's Choices

    • Gaetano Donizetti

      'Una furtiva lagrima' from L'elisir d'amore

      Performers: Luciano Pavarotti (tenor), English Chamber Orchestra, Richard Bonynge (conductor)

      • DECCA 417 638-2.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony no.1 in C minor, op.68 – mvt 4

    Performers: Berlin Philharmonic, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

    • DG 453 097-2.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Sergey Rachmaninov

      Piano Concerto no.4 in G minor, op.40

      Performers: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra, Ettore Gracis (conductor)

      • EMI 7 49326 2.

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