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Thursday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Essential CD of the Week: Russian Overtures And Orchestral Works and Essential Choice: Balakirev: Piano Concerto No 2.

9am: A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Russian Overtures And Orchestral Works played by the Russian National Orchestra/Mikhail Pletnev. 9:30am: A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein. 10.30am: This week Sarah's 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. Balakirev: Piano Concerto No.2. Malcolm Binns (piano), English Northern Philharmonia/David Lloyd-Jones.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk

    Polka in B flat

    Performers: Philip Martin (piano)

    • HYPERION CDS444518.
  • 9.02: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Alexander Glazunov

      Ouverture solennelle, Op. 73

      Performers: Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev (conductor)

      • NEWTON CLASSICS 8802037.
  • C.P.E. Bach

    Rondo in D minor Wq.62 / 19

    Performers: Mikhail Pletnev (piano)

    • DG 479 0356.
  • 9.14:

    • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Capriccio Italien Op. 45

      Performers: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, Kiril Kondrashin (conductor)

      • RCA LIVING STEREO 63302.
  • 9.31:

    • Antonín Dvořák

      Five bagatelles for string trio and harmonium - Allegretto scherzando

      Performers: Domus

      • VIRGIN 61904.
  • Jacobus Clemens non Papa

    O Maria Vernans Rosa

    Performers: The Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

  • 9.43: Artist of the Week - Leonard Bernstein

    • George Gershwin

      Rhapsody in Blue

      Performers: Leonard Bernstein (piano / director), Columbia Symphony Orchestra

      • SONY 63086.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Bagatelle in A minor 'Fur Elise' WoO59

    Performers: Alfred Brendel (piano)

    • PHILIPS 4122272.
  • 10.06:

    • Sergei Prokofiev

      Peter and the Wolf

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

      • CBS 37765.
  • 10.30: Stephen Bayley's Choices

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Cantata BWV170 'Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust' – Aria

      Performers: Andreas Scholl (counter tenor), Ghent Collegium Vocale Orchestra, Philippe Herreweghe (conductor)

      • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 901644.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    "E lucevan le stelle" (Tosca)

    Performers: Cavaradossi: Giuseppe di Stefano (tenor), Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Victor de Sabata (conductor)

    • EMI 5856442.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude

    Sonata VII BuxWV258

    Performers: The Purcell Quartet

    • CHANDOS CHAN 0766.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev

      Piano Concerto No. 2

      Performers: Malcolm Binns (piano), English Northern Philharmonia, David Lloyd-Jones (conductor)

      • HYPERION CDA66640.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenade in C minor K.388

    Performers: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

    • DG 4714422.


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