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Friday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Essential CD of the Week: Romantic Overtures - London Classical Players; Sarah's Essential Choice: Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (excpts).

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Romantic Overtures - London Classical Players, Roger Norrington (conductor). EMI CDC 749889-2.

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, Stephen Layton and his choir, Polyphony.

10.30am
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the consecration of the new St Michael's Cathedral in Coventry, built beside the ruins of the old Gothic cathedral, which was destroyed by Luftwaffe bombing during World War II. Sarah Walker's guest this week is the British architect and TV presenter Ptolemy Dean, who specialises in historic preservation, as well as designing new buildings that are in keeping with their historic settings. He shares some of his essential pieces of classical music.

11am
Sarah's Essential Choice

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (excerpts)
Berlin Philharmonic
Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)
SONY CLASSICAL MK42662.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Farkas

    Intrada (Antique Hungarian Dances)

    Performers: Frösunda Wind Quintet

    • BIS CD-136.
  • 9.02: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Richard Wagner - Der fliegende Holländer (1841, original version)

      Performers: London Classical Players, Roger Norrington (conductor)

  • 9.12am

    • Ralph Vaughan Williams

      Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis

      Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bryden Thomson (conductor)

      • CHANDOS CHAN9775.
  • 9.31: Artists of the Week - Stephen Layton and his choir, Polyphony

    • Edvard Grieg

      Ave Maria Stella

      Performers: Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)

      • HYPERION CDH55236.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Konzertstuck, Op.113

    Performers: Sabine Meyer (clarinet), Wolfgang Meyer (basset horn), Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Kenneth Sillito (conductor)

    • EMI CDC 557359-2.
  • 9.45am

    • MacCunn

      Land of the Mountain and the Flood

      Performers: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

      • HYPERION CDA66815.
  • 9.56: Artists of the Week - Stephen Layton and his choir, Polyphony

    • Gabriel Jackson

      Cecilia Virgo

      Performers: Polyphony, Stephen Layton (conductor)

      • HYPERION CDA67708.
  • 10.04am

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Oboe Concerto in C, K.314

      Performers: Heinz Holliger (oboe/director), Academy of St Martins in the Fields

      • BRILLIANT CLASSICS 94054.
  • 10.25am

    • Edward Elgar

      Pomp and Circumstance No.3 in C minor

      Performers: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Norman del Mar (conductor)

      • DG 429 713-2.
  • 10.30: Ptolemy Dean's Choice

    • Gabriel Fauré

      In Paradisum (Requiem, Op.48 – full orchestral version of 1900)

      Performers: Ambrosian Singers, Philharmonia Orchestra , Michel Legrand (conductor)

      • TELEDEC 4509 90879-2.
  • 10.41: Sarah's personal shopper choice for Ptolemy

    • Blow

      Ground in G minor

      Performers: Theatre of the Ayre, Elizabeth Kenny (violin/director)

      • WIGMORE HALL LIVE WHL0043.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Dance in A flat major, Op.46 No.3

    Performers: Czech Philharmonic, Karel Sejna (conductor)

    • SUPRAPHON SU 1916-2.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Sergei Prokofiev

      Romeo and Juliet (excerpts)

      Performers: Berlin Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

      • SONY CLASSICAL MK42662.
  • 11.40am

    • Claude Debussy

      Children's Corner

      Performers: Paul Crossley (piano)

      • SONY CLASSICAL SK53111.

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