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Thursday - 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

Berlioz: Les nuits d'été, op.7
Régine Crespin (mezzo soprano)
Orchestra of the Swiss Romande
Ernest Ansermet (conductor)
DECCA 475 7712.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Tambourins 1 and 2 from Dardanus

    Performers: Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski (conductor)

    • ARCHIV 479 0374.
  • Franz von Suppé

    Overture to Dichter und Bauer

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti (conductor)

    • DECCA 478 3199.
  • 9.12: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Edvard Grieg

      March of the Trolls, Op. 54 No. 3; Notturno, Op. 54 No. 4

      Performers: Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

      • EMI 5 57296 2.
  • Jan Ladislav Dussek

    Sinfonia in G

    Performers: Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, Aapo Häkkinen (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.572683.
  • 9.31:

    • Antonio Vivaldi

      Sonata in A, Op. 2 No. 2 (RV 31)

      Performers: Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), Richard Tunnicliffe (cello), Malcolm Proud (harpsichord)

      • HELIOS CDH55404.
  • Claude Debussy

    Danses sacrée et profane

    Performers: Vera Badings (harp), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor)

    • DG 00289 479 0056.
  • 9.48: Artist of the Week - Rene Jacobs

    • Lambert

      Laisse-moy soupirer

      Performers: René Jacobs (countertenor), Konrad Junghänel (baroque lute), Wieland Kuijken (bass viol), Mihoko Kimura and Dirk Vereist (violins)

      • HARMONIA MUNDI HMA 1901079.
  • Druschetzky

    Concerto for 6 timpani and orchestra - 2nd movement (Andante)

    Performers: Alexander Peter (timpani and direction), Dresden Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra

    • NAXOS 8.557610.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No. 92 in G 'Oxford'

    Performers: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, René Jacobs (conductor)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMX 2961849.
  • 10.30: Ed Smith's Choice

    • Richard Wagner

      Siegfried Idyll

      Performers: Members of the Vienna Philharmonic, Georg Solti (conductor)

      • DECCA 475 8502.
  • Robert Schumann

    Blind Man's Buff, from Kinderszenen, op.15

    Performers: Wilhelm Kempff (piano)

    • DG 478 4223.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Hector Berlioz

      Les Nuits d'été, Op. 7

      Performers: Régine Crespin (mezzo soprano), Orchestra of the Swiss Romande, Ernest Ansermet (conductor)

      • DECCA 475 7712.
  • 11.31:

    • Adès

      Mazurkas

      Performers: Thomas Adès (piano)

      • EMI 0 88560 2.
  • 11.39:

    • Leos Janáček

      The Cunning Little Vixen Suite

      Performers: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Mackerras (conductor)

      • DECCA 478 3186.

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