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Tuesday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including CD of the Week; Landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith selects his favourite pieces of music; Sarah's Essential Choice: Handel: Water Music Suite No 2.

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Poulenc chamber music from Pascal Roge and friends: DECCA 4757097

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, the instrumentalist, composer and conductor Jordi Savall.

10.30am
In the week of the Chelsea Flower Show, Sarah's guest is the award-winning landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith. Tom Stuart-Smith was a child chorister and plays the violin, so music has always been a passion for him. His favourite composers range from Bach to Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Verdi, Wagner, Messiaen and Schoenberg.

11am
Sarah's Essential Choice

Handel: Water Music Suite No.2.
Le Concert des Nations
Jordi Savall (conductor)
ALIA VOX AVSA9860.

3 hours

Music Played

  • William Boyce

    Ode for George III – Allegro

    Performers: The Hanover Band, Graham Lea-Cox (conductor)

    • ASV CD GAU 176.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Overture to the Occasional Oratorio HWV62

    Performers: The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)

    • HYPERION CDA67286.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No. 59 in A, Hob I:59 'Fire'

    Performers: The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock (conductor)

    • DG 463 7312.
  • 9.25: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Francis Poulenc

      Capriccio for two pianos (Le Bal masque)

      Performers: Pascal Roge and Jean-Philippe Collard (pianos)

      • DECCA 475 7097.
  • 9.30: Artist of the Week - Jordi Savall

    • Luigi Boccherini

      Sinfonia in La Maggiore, Op. 35 No. 3

      Performers: Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall (conductor)

      • ALIA VOX AVSA 9845.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    La Bohème ("Che gelida manina")

    Performers: Luciano Pavarotti (tenor), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

    • DECCA 417 362-2.
  • 10am: Artist of the Week - Jordi Savall

    • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

      Requiem a 15 in Concerto: Marcia Funebre; Introitus - Requiem aeternam; Kyrie eleison

      Performers: La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall (conductor)

      • ALIA VOX AV9825.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Capriccio Espagnol (Movements 1 and 3)

    Performers: Artur Pizarro and Vita Panomarioviate (pianos)

    • LINN 293.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenade in D major, K 239, 'Notturna' (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations. Director: Jordi Savall.

    Performers: Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall (conductor)

    • ALIA VOX AVSA 9846.
  • 10.30: Tom Stuart-Smith's Choices

    • Robert Schumann

      Fantasie Op. 17 (1st Movement )

      Performers: Jonathan Biss (piano)

      • EMI 3 65391 2.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    O Sacrum Convivium

    Performers: Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, Richard Marlow (conductor)

    • CONIFER CDCF 176.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Four Seasons 'Spring'

    Performers: Canadian Brass

    • CBS MK 45744.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • George Frideric Handel

      Water Music Suite No. 2

      Performers: Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall (conductor)

      • ALIA VOX AVSA9860.
  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk

    Printemps d'amour

    Performers: Philip Lane

    • Hyperion CDA 67349.
  • Jules Massenet

    Le Cid - ballet suite

    Performers: Academy of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields. Sir Neville Marriner (conductor)

    • BRILLIANT 9251 CD 5.

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