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Tuesday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker, and in the week the Olympic games begin, her guest the sportsman and writer Ed Smith.

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Grieg Lyric Pieces performed by Leif Ove Andsnes on Grieg's piano at Troldhaugen EMI 5 57296 2

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, the Belgian countertenor and conductor, Rene Jacobs

10.30am
In the week the Olympics begins, this week Sarah's guest is the sportsman and writer Ed Smith.

11am
Sarah's Essential Choice

Richard Strauss: Don Quixote, op.35
Antonio Janigro (cello)
Milton Preves (viola)
John Weicher (violin)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Fritz Reiner (conductor)
RCA 68170.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Edvard Grieg

    Holberg Suite, Op. 40 – Prelude

    Performers: Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner (conductor)

    • DECCA 478 3187.
  • 9.03: Artist of the Week - Rene Jacobs

    • Keiser

      Overture to Croesus

      Performers: Academy for Ancient Music, Berlin, René Jacobs (conductor)

      • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 901714.16.
  • 9.08: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Edvard Grieg

      Homesickness, Op. 57 No. 6; Gade, Op. 57 No. 2

      Performers: Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

      • EMI 5 57296 2.
  • 9.16:

    • Francis Poulenc

      Sonata for flute and piano

      Performers: Emily Beynon (flute), Andrew West (piano)

      • HYPERION CDH55386.
  • 9.31: Artist of the Week - Rene Jacobs

    • Henry Purcell

      'When I am Laid in Earth'; 'With Dropping Wings Ye Cupids Come', from Dido and Aeneas

      Performers: Lynne Dawson (soprano), Clare College Chapel Choir, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, René Jacobs (conductor)

      • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 901683.
  • Gustav Holst

    'Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity', from the Planets – original version for piano duo

    Performers: Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow (piano)

    • DIVINE ART ddv24154.
  • 10.03: Artist of the Week - Rene Jacobs

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 – part 6

      Performers: Dorothea Röschmann (soprano), Andreas Scholl (alto), Werner Güra (tenor), Klaus Häger (bass), RIAS Chamber Choir, Academy for Ancient Music, Berlin, René Jacobs (conductor)

      • HARMONIA MUNDI HMX 2901630.31.
  • 10.30: Ed Smith's Choice

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat, Op. 73 (movements 2 and 3)

      Performers: Wilhelm Kempff (piano), Berlin Philharmonic, Ferdinand Leitner (conductor)

      • DG 419 468-2.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in B minor, k.227

    Performers: Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

    • Sony 88697318972.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Richard Strauss

      Don Quixote, Op. 35

      Performers: Antonio Janigro (cello), Milton Preves (viola), John Weicher (violin), Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner (conductor)

      • RCA 68170.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Soldier's Tale - suite for violin, clarinet and piano

    Performers: Alan Brind (violin), Dmitri Ashkenazy (clarinet), Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)

    • Decca 448 177 2.

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