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Thursday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Artist of the Week: composer/conductor Jordi Savall; Tom Stuart-Smith selects his favourite music; Sarah's Essential Choice: Telemann: Water Music.

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

Telemann: Water Music.
Musica Antiqua Köln
Reinhard Goebel (conductor)
ARCHIV 4137882.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Ouverture et Suite in D – Vivace

    Performers: Concerto Amsterdam, Frans Bruggen (conductor)

    • TELDEC 4509955192.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Fidelio Overture Op. 72

    Performers: Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell (conductor)

    • SONY 46533.
  • 9.10: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Francis Poulenc

      L'Embarquement pour Cythere, for 2 pianos

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

      • DECCA 475 7097.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Three Botticelli Pictures

    Performers: The Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner (conductor)

    • EMI CDC-7 47844 2.
  • 9.30: Artist of the Week - Jordi Savall

    • Alfonso Ferrabosco

      Almaine and Fantasia No. 7

      Performers: Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall (viola da gamba and director)

      • ALIA VOX AV9832.
  • Anon. (China)

    Ave Maria (Pentatonica)

    Performers: Montserrat Figueras (soprano), La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall (director)

    • ALIA VOX AVSA9883.
  • Butterworth

    The Banks of Green Willow

    Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult (conductor)

    • BELART 461 3542.
  • 9.50: Artist of the Week - Jordi Savall

    • Joseph Haydn

      Seven Last Words from the Cross - Sonata VI (Lento)

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

      • ASTREE E 8739.
  • Léo Delibes

    The Flower Duet from Lakme

    Performers: Mady Mesple (soprano) and Danielle Millet (mezzo soprano), Paris Opera-Comique Orchestra, Alain Lombard (conductor)

    • EMI 5677452.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Zoroastre Suite

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

    • ALIA VOX AVSA 9882.
  • 10.30: Tom Stuart-Smith's Choices

    • Giuseppe Verdi

      La Traviata – "Ah, fors'e lui...Sempre libera"

      Performers: Maria Callas (soprano), Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor)

      • EMI 7 63628 2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Du Hirte Israel, höre BWV 104

    Performers: Gillian Keith (soprano), Katherine Fuge (soprano), William Towers (countertenor), Daniel Taylor (countertenor), Norbert Meyn (tenor), Charles Daniels (tenor), Stephen Varcoe (baritone), The Monteverdi Choir, The English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • SOLI DEO GLORIA SDG131.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Georg Philipp Telemann

      Water Music

      Performers: Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel (conductor)

      • ARCHIV 413 7882.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Canzon V

    Performers: Canadian Brass

    • CBS MK 45744.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony No.1 in D minor D.82

    Performers: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Istvan Kertesz (conductor)

    • DECCA 4307732.

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