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Friday - Sarah Walker

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

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

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

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

Sarah's Essential Choice

Beethoven: 15 Variations and Fugue on an Original Theme ('Eroica Variations'), op.35
Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
DG 479 0014.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Leroy Anderson (arr. F Jackson)

    Bassoonist's Holiday

    Performers: The Caliban Quartet, Mark Duggan (percussion)

    • MUSICA VIVA MVCD 1116.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Bassoon Concerto in E flat, RV 483

    Performers: Sergio Azzolini (bassoon), L'Aura Soave Cremona

    • NAÏVE OP 30518.
  • 9.10: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Edvard Grieg

      Melody, Op. 12 No. 6

      Performers: Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

      • EMI 5 57296 2.
  • Ibert


    Performers: Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Jean Martinon (conductor)

    • DECCA 478 3188.
  • 9.32: Artist of the Week - Rene Jacobs

    • George Frideric Handel

      'Gird on thy sword, thou man of might', from Saul, Act 3 scene 5

      Performers: RIAS Chamber Choir, Concerto Köln, René Jacobs (harpsichord and direction)

      • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 901877.78.
  • Franz Liszt

    Transcendental Etude No. 9 in A flat ('Ricordanza')

    Performers: Georges Cziffra (piano)

    • MEMBRAN LC 12281.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Galop from Gaiete Parisienne

    Performers: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel (conductor)

    • Telarc CD-80294.
  • 9.50: Artist of the Week - Rene Jacobs

    • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

      Stabat Mater

      Performers: Sebastian Hennig (treble), René Jacobs (counter tenor), Concerto Vocale

      • HARMONIA MUNDI HMA 1951119.
  • 10.30: Ed Smith's Choice

    • Franz Schubert

      Piano Quintet in A, D667 'Trout' – 4th mvt (theme and variations)

      Performers: Andras Schiff (piano), Lukas Hagen (violin), Veronika Hagen (viola), Clemens Hagen (cello), Alois Posch (double bass)

      • DECCA 411 975-2.
  • 10.47: Sarah's Personal Shopper

    • Vivaldi/Montero

      Improvisation on Summer and Winter from Vivaldi's Four Seasons

      Performers: Gabriela Montero (piano)

      • EMI 5 14838 2.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      15 Variations and Fugue on an Original Theme ('Eroica Variations'), Op. 35

      Performers: Wilhelm Kempff (piano)

      • DG 479 0014.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony no.2 in C minor, op.17 ('Little Russian')

    Performers: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariss Jansons (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 10392(6).


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