Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Wednesday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Essential CD of the Week: Russian Overtures and Orchestral Works; Artist of the Week: Leonard Bernstein; Essential Choice: Sibelius: Lemminkainen Suite.

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Russian Overtures And Orchestral Works played by the Russian National Orchestra conducted by Mikhail Pletnev: NEWTON CLASSICS 8802037

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein.

10.30am
This week Sarahs guest is Stephen Bayley who played a major role in the foundation of the Design Museum. Author, critic, columnist, broadcaster and curator, Stephen is an expert commentator on matters relating to style, taste and contemporary design. His books and journalism, on subjects as diverse as the Albert Memorial, Commerce and Culture, Sex: a cultural history, Cars, and Woman as Design, have changed the way the world thinks about design. As well as talking about music, with the Olympic Games soon to begin, they'll also be discussing a new exhibition opening at the Design Museum: Sports vs Design.

11am
Sarah's Essential Choice
Sibelius: Lemminkainen Suite
Philadelphia Orchestra
Eugene Ormandy (conductor)
EMI 588679.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Henry Purcell

    The Fairy Queen - Entry Dance (Act V)

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

    • ALIA VOX AVSA 9866.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    La Scala di Seta – Overture

    Performers: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer (conductor)

    • CHANNEL CLASSICS CCSSA27708.
  • 9.08:

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Piano Sonata No. 16 in C K.545 'Sonata facile'

      Performers: Mitsuko Uchida (piano)

      • PHILIPS 412 122-2.
  • 9.23: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Dmitry Shostakovich

      Festive Overture Op. 96

      Performers: Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev (conductor)

      • NEWTON CLASSICS 8802037.
  • 9.31: Artist of the Week - Leonard Bernstein

    • Ives

      The Unanswered Question

      Performers: New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

      • DG 429 220-2.
  • 9.40:

    • Leonard Bernstein

      Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

      Performers: New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

      • SONY SMK47529.
  • 10.05:

    • Myslivecek

      Octet No. 1 in E flat

      Performers: Orfeo Blaserensemble

      • CPO 7773772.
  • 10.23: Artist of the Week - Leonard Bernstein

    • Gustav Mahler

      Kindertotelieder - Nun seh' ich wohl, aarum so dunkle Flammen

      Performers: Thomas Hampson (baritone), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

      • DG 427 697-2.
  • 10.30: Stephen Bayley's Choices

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Symphony No. 7 (Final movement)

      Performers: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber (conductor)

      • DG 447 400 2.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Sonata D.960 (Andante sostenuto)

    Performers: Alfred Brendel (piano)

    • PHILIPS 420 644-2.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Jean Sibelius

      Four Legends from the Kaleva

      Performers: Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy (conductor)

      • EMI 588679.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Toccata in F sharp minor BWV910

    Performers: Angela Hewitt (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA67310.

Broadcast

Our Classical Century

Our Classical Century

Radio 3 explores 100 key musical moments that shaped us, from 1918 to the present day.

Time Travellers: the podcast

Time Travellers: the podcast

Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough presents quirky tales gathered from the corners of history.