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Monday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Artist of the Week: violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair; TV presenter James May; Sarah's Essential Choice: Vivaldi - a survey of his operas.

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Altre Follie 1500 - 1750 - music from Hesperion XXI and Jordi Savall: ALIA VOX AV9844

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, the violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair.

10.30am
Sarah's guest this week is James May, the writer and TV presenter best known as one of the trio of 'Top Gear' presenters alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond. But there's more to James than his macho image would suggest - not many people know that he studied music at Lancaster University, and is a keen flautist and keyboard player who loves early music, as Sarah Walker will discover this week.

11am
Sarah's Essential Choice

Vivaldi
A survey of his operas.
Excerpts from recordings discussed in Building a Library from last Saturday's CD Review.

3 hours

Music Played

  • S. Philidor

    Entrée de Mr. de Liancourt

    Performers: Les Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall (director)

    • ALIA VOX AV9824.
  • Joseph Canteloube

    L'Antoueno

    Performers: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), English Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Tate (conductor)

    • DECCA 475 6145.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Iberia Book 3 - El Polo

    Performers: Alicia de Larrocha (piano)

    • EMI 3615142.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Keyboard Concerto in D Hob. XVIII (Finale)

    Performers: Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

    • EMI 56960.
  • 9.20: Sarah's CD of the Week

    • Arcangelo Corelli

      Follia (1700)

      Performers: Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall (director)

      • ALIA VOX AV9844.
  • 9.35: Artist of the Week - Thomas Zehetmair

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Violin Concerto BWV 1042

      Performers: Thomas Zehetmair (violin), The Amsterdam Bach Soloists

      • BERLIN CLASSICS 0011142BC.
  • Wolf

    Ganymed

    Performers: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Daniel Barenboim (piano)

    • DG 477 8707.
  • Franz Schubert

    Moments Musicaux D.780: No. 5 in F minor; No. 6 in A flat Major

    Performers: Imogen Cooper (piano)

    • AVIE AV2157.
  • 10.15: Artist of the Week - Thomas Zehetmair

    • Antonín Dvořák

      Romance in F Op.11

      Performers: Thomas Zehetmair (violin), Philharmonic Orchestra, Eliahu Inbal (conductor)

      • TELDEC 2564681031.
  • 10:30: James May's Choices

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor BWV 582

      Performers: Simon Preston (organ)

      • DG 469 420 2.
  • Bach-Busoni

    In Dir Est Freude BWV 615

    Performers: Nikolai Demidenko (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA67324.
  • Bach-Busoni

    Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein BWV 734

    Performers: Nikolai Demidenko (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA66566.
  • 11am:

    • Antonio Vivaldi

      Opera Survey

      Performers: Recommendations from last Saturday’s CD Review

  • François-André Danican Philidor

    Entree de Mr. de Liancourt

  • Joseph Canteloube

    L'Antoueno

  • Isaac Albéniz

    Iberia Book 3: El polo

  • Joseph Haydn

    Keyboard Concerto in D Hob.XVIII (Finale)

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Violin Concerto BWV 1042

  • Hugo Wolf

    Ganymed

  • Franz Schubert

    Moments Musicaux D.780, No. 5 in F minor and No. 6 in A flat major

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Romance in F minor, Op 11

    Performer: Thomas Zehetmair. Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
    • The Teldec Recordings: Thomas Zehetmair.
    • Teldec.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Passacaglia and Fugue BWV 582

    Performer: Simon Preston.
    • Bach: The Organ Works: Simon Preston.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Bach-Busoni

    In dir ist Freude; Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    L'Olimpiade (conclusion)

  • S. Philidor

    Entrée de Mr. de Liancourt

    Performers: Les Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall (director)

    • ALIA VOX AV9824.
  • Joseph Canteloube

    L'Antoueno

    Performers: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), English Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Tate (conductor)

    • DECCA 475 6145.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Iberia Book 3 - El Polo

    Performers: Alicia de Larrocha (piano)

    • EMI 3615142.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Keyboard Concerto in D Hob. XVIII (Finale)

    Performers: Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

    • EMI 56960.
  • 9.20: Sarah's CD of the Week

    • Arcangelo Corelli

      Follia (1700)

      Performers: Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall (director)

      • ALIA VOX AV9844.
  • 9.35: Artist of the Week - Thomas Zehetmair

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Violin Concerto BWV 1042

      Performers: Thomas Zehetmair (violin), The Amsterdam Bach Soloists

      • BERLIN CLASSICS 0011142BC.
  • Wolf

    Ganymed

    Performers: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Daniel Barenboim (piano)

    • DG 477 8707.
  • Franz Schubert

    Moments Musicaux D.780: No. 5 in F minor; No. 6 in A flat Major

    Performers: Imogen Cooper (piano)

    • AVIE AV2157.
  • 10.15: Artist of the Week - Thomas Zehetmair

    • Antonín Dvořák

      Romance in F Op.11

      Performers: Thomas Zehetmair (violin), Philharmonic Orchestra, Eliahu Inbal (conductor)

      • TELDEC 2564681031.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    Jota Arogonesa

    Performers: Dresden Staatskapelle, Colin Davis (conductor)

    • PHILIPS 4222672.
  • 10:30: James May's Choices

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor BWV 582

      Performers: Simon Preston (organ)

      • DG 469 420 2.
  • Bach-Busoni

    In Dir Est Freude BWV 615

    Performers: Nikolai Demidenko (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA67324.
  • Bach-Busoni

    Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein BWV 734

    Performers: Nikolai Demidenko (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA66566.
  • 11am:

    • Antonio Vivaldi

      L'Olimpiade (Act III excerpt)

      Performers: Sara Mingardo (contralto), Roberta Invernizzi (soprano), Sonia Prina (contralto), Marianna Kulikova (mezzo-soprano), Laura Giordano (soprano), Riccardo Novaro (baritone), Sergio Foresti (bass), Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini (conductor)

      • NAÏVE OP30316.
  • Martin Peerson

    Quid vobis Videtur

    Performers: Ex Cathedra Consort, Jeffrey Skidmore (conductor)

    • HYPERION CDA 67490.
  • Mozart

    Symphony No.15 in G K.124

    Performers: Prague Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras (conductor)

    • TELARC CD 80300.

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