Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Tuesday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. CD of the Week: The Lyrical Clarinet with Michael Collins; Artist of the Week: Andre Previn; Sarah's Essential Choice.

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: The Lyrical Clarinet with Michael Collins: CHANDOS CHAN 10637

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, pianist, conductor and composer, Andre Previn

10.30am
Sarah Walker's guest on Essential Classics this week is the TV and radio comedian and bestselling author Tony Hawks. He is a regular guest on radio programmes such as The News Quiz, Would I Lie to You, Just a Minute, and I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. As an author he has written the bestseller, 'Round Ireland with a Fridge' and 'Playing the Moldovans at Tennis', which was released as a film earlier this year.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Henryk Wieniawski

    Etude-Caprice Op. 18 No. 4

    Performers: James Ehnes (violin), Eduard Laurel (piano)

    • ONYX 4038.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Les Sylphides – Valse

    Performers: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

    • DG 459 4452.
  • 9.09:

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      String Symphony No. 1 in C

      Performers: Hanover Band, Roy Goodman (conductor)

      • RCA 60427.
  • 9.21: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Norbert Burgmüller

      Duo Op. 15

      Performers: Michael Collins (clarinet), Michael McHale (piano)

      • CHANDOS CHAN 10637.
  • 9.32: Artist of the Week - Andre Previn

    • William Walton

      Crown Imperial

      Performers: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Andre Previn (conductor)

      • TELARC 82016.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Piano Concerto No. 1 in D flat Op. 10

    Performers: Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano), London Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn (conductor)

    • DECCA 452588.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Requiem - Die Irae (excerpt)

    Performers: Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor)

    • EMI 5675602.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    The Mystery Sonatas: The Visitation

    Performers: John Holloway (violin), Davitt Moroney (chamber organ), Stephen Stubbs (lute), Erin Headley (viola da gamba)

    • VIRGIN 5620622.
  • 10.11: Artist of the Week - Andre Previn

    • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

      Seahawk Suite

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn (conductor)

      • DG 471 3472.
  • 10.30: Tony Hawks' Choices

    • Astor Piazzolla

      Five Tango Sensations: Fear

      Performers: Astor Piazzolla (bandoneon), Kronos Quartet

      • NONESUCH 7559792542.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral': I Allegro ma non troppo

    Performers: Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • ARCHIV 4399002.
  • Johann Strauss II (arr. Karol Tausig)

    Valses-Caprices

    Performers: Konstanin Scherbakov (piano)

    • EMI 5697042.

Broadcast

Enter the Essential Classics Proms Competition 2019!

Enter the Essential Classics Proms Competition 2019!

Click here for details of how to enter and full T&Cs.

Our Classical Century

Our Classical Century

Radio 3 explores 100 key musical moments that shaped us, from 1918 to the present day.

Time Travellers: the podcast

Time Travellers: the podcast

Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough presents quirky tales gathered from the corners of history.