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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.

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

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

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.

Sarah's Essential Choice

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

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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