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Wednesday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Essential CD of the Week: Grieg: Lyric Pieces; Artist of the Week: Rene Jacobs; Essential Choice. Prokofiev: Symphony No 5 in B flat.

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

Prokofiev: Symphony no.5 in B flat, op.100
London Symphony Orchestra
Valery Gergiev (conductor)
Philips 475 7655.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Gigue in C, K.574

    Performers: Andreas Staier (fortepiano)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMG 508388.89.
  • Tielman Susato

    Bergerette 'Sans Roch'

    Performers: New London Consort, Philip Pickett (conductor)

    • DECCA 4783195.
  • 9.06: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Edvard Grieg

      The Brook, Op. 62 No. 4; Phantom, Op. 62 No. 5; Sylph, Op. 62 No. 1; Homeward, Op. 62 No.

      Performers: Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

      • EMI 5 57296 2.
  • 9.15:

    • Anton Webern

      Im Sommerwind

      Performers: The Cleveland Orchestra, Christoph von Dohnányi (condcutor)

      • DECCA 478 3169.
  • 9.32: Artist of the Week - Rene Jacobs

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Don Giovanni, K.527 – Act 1, scene 20

      Performers: Johannes Weisser (baritone), Lorenzo Regazzo (bass-baritone), Nikolay Borchev (bass), Sunhae Im (soprano), Olga Pasichnyk (soprano), Alexandrina Pendatchanska (soprano), Kenneth Tarver (tenor), Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, René Jacobs (conductor)

      • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 801964.66.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Variations on 'Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen' for cello and piano, WoO 46

    Performers: Mischa Maisky (cello), Martha Argerich (piano)

    • DG 431 801-2.
  • 9.55: Artist of the Week - Rene Jacobs

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Symphony No. 38 in D, K.504 ('Prague')

      Performers: Freiburger Barockorchester, René Jacobs (conductor)

      • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 901958.
  • 10.30: Ed Smith's Choices

    • Giacomo Puccini

      'Che gelida manina' (La Boheme)

      Performers: Luciano Pavarotti (tenor), Berlin Philharmonic, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

      • DECCA 400 053–2.
  • Richard Strauss

    'Im Abendrot' from 4 Last Songs

    Performers: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Ackermann (conductor)

    • EMI CDH 7610012.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor, op.66

    Performers: Angela Hewitt (piano)

    • Hyperion CDA67371/2.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Sergei Prokofiev

      Symphony No. 5 in B flat, Op. 100

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

      • PHILIPS 475 7655.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Trio in G, H.XV:5

    Performers: Beaux Arts Trio

    • Philips 432 061-2.

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