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Thursday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Artist of the Week: Angela Hewitt. Bach: Gigue (English Suite No 2). Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 15; Sarah's Essential Choice: Mahler: Symphony No 4.

A selection of must-hear music including the Essential CD of the Week: British Wind Band Classics - Wind Music by Holst and Vaughan Williams. Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra, Timothy Reynish. CHANDOS CHAN 9697.

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, Angela Hewitt. This morning we hear her in the Gigue from Bach's English Suite No. 2 in A minor BWV807, and in Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 15 in D Op. 28.

The Essential Classics guest this week is Julian Rhind-Tutt, best known as Dr "Mac" McCartney in the comedy TV series "Green Wing". He shares some of his musical choices with Sarah.

Sarah's Essential Choice
Symphony No. 4
Elly Ameling (soprano)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Bernard Haitink (conductor)
PHILIPS 420 350 2.

3 hours

Music Played

  • 9.03: Sarah's CD of the Week

    • Holst ed. Reynish

      Marching Song Op. 22

      Performers: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra, Timothy Reynish (conductor)

      • CHANDOS CHAN9697.
  • Clementi

    Allegro, Molto adagio, Presto (mvmts 4, 5, 6 of the Sonata in B minor, Op. 40 No. 2)

    Performers: Nikolai Demidenko (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA 66808.
  • Francaix

    L'Horloge de Flore

    Performers: Lajos Lencsés (oboe), Stuttgart SWR Radio Symphony Orchestra, Uri Segal (conductor)

    • CPO 999 779 2.
  • Georges Bizet

    Entracte No. 2 (Carmen)

    Performers: Les Musiciens du Louvre – Grenoble, Marc Minkowski (conductor)

    • NAÏVE LC7496.
  • 9.30: Artist of the Week - Angela Hewitt

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Gigue from English Suite No. 2 in A minor BWV 807

      Performers: Angela Hewitt (piano)

      • HYPERION CDA 67451.
  • George Frideric Handel

    "Va' tacito e nascosto" from Giulio Cesare

    Performers: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Munich Bach-Orchestra, Karl Richter (conductor)

    • DG 449 551 2.
  • Chopin/Glazunov

    Valse from Chopiniana Op. 46

    Performers: German Symphony Orchestra of Berlin, Vladimir Ashkenazy

    • DECCA 4600192.
  • 9.45: Artist of the Week - Angela Hewitt

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Piano Sonata No. 15 in D, Op. 28

      Performers: Angela Hewitt (piano)

      • HYPERION CDA 67605.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Overture: 'Rob Roy'

    Performers: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Jerzy Maksymiuk (conductor)

    • MUSICA MUNDI CD 311159.
  • 10.30: Julian Rhind-Tutt's Choices

    • Antonio Vivaldi

      Concerto for 2 trumpets in C RV537

      Performers: Maurice André (trumpet x 2), English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras (conductor)

      • DG 419 874 2.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Danse de la fureur, pour les sept trompettes (No. 6 - Quatuor pour la fin du temps)

    Performers: Luben Yordanoff (violin), Albert Tetard (cello), Claude Desurmont (clarinet), Daniel Barenboim (piano)

    • DG 423 247 2.
  • Erik Satie

    Prélude en tapisserie

    Performers: Pascal Rogé (piano)

    • DECCA 410 220 2.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Gustav Mahler

      Symphony No. 4 in G

      Performers: Elly Ameling (soprano), Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor)

      • PHILIPS 420 350 2.
  • Rentaro Taki


    Performers: Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute), Lily Laskine (harp)

    • DENON DC 8115.


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