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Wednesday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including 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

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Orchestral Suite No. 1: Forlane

    Performers: Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki (conductor)

    • BIS BIS-SACD-1431.
  • 9.03:

    • Maurice Ravel

      Le Tombeau de Couperin

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado (conductor)

      • DG 469 354.
  • 9.20: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Heinrich Joseph Baermann (Arr. P Weston)

      Adagio

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

      • CHANDOS CHAN 10637.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Der Beherrscher Der Geister J.122

    Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 9066.
  • 9.34: Artist of the Week - Andre Previn

    • Francis Poulenc

      Trois Pieces

      Performers: Andre Previn (piano)

      • PHILIPS 456 9342.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    La Boheme - Che gelida manina

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

    • DECCA 4302102.
  • 9.45:

    • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Swan Lake: Act IV

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn (conductor)

      • EMI CDS 7495312.
  • 10.12:

    • George Gershwin

      An American in Paris

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn (conductor)

      • EMI CDC 7471612.
  • 10.30: Tony Hawks' Choices

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Magic Flute: Overture

      Performers: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti (conductor)

      • DECCA 433 2112.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo and Juliet, Act I: Dance of the Knights

    Performers: Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel (conductor)

    • DECCA 417 5102.
  • Johann Christoph Bach

    Ach, dass ich wassers g'nug hatte

    Performers: Magdelena Kozena (mezzo-soprano), Musica Antiqua Koln, Reinhard Goebel (conductor)

    • ARCHIV 4790377.

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