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Friday - 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

  • William Kroll

    Banjo and Fiddle

    Performers: Sarah Chang (violin), Charles Abramovic (piano)

    • EMI 56161.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Guillaume Tell: Overture

    Performers: Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler (conductor)

    • RCA 62698.
  • 9.08:

    • Bedrich Smetana

      Ma Vlast: Sarka

      Performers: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik (conductor)

      • DG 459 4182.
  • 9.18: SARAH'S ESSENTIAL CD OF THE WEEK

    • Francis Poulenc

      Sonata, S 184

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

      • CHANDOS CHAN 10637.
  • 9.33: ARTIST OF THE WEEK - ANDRE PREVIN

    • Kern

      Very Warm for May: All the Things You Are

      Performers: Sylvia McNair (voice), Andre Previn (piano), David Finck (Double Bass)

      • PHILIPS 442 129.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Idomeneo: Act III 'Zeffiretti lusinghieri'

    Performers: Ilia: Sylvia McNair (soprano), The English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • ARCHIV 4316742.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Dawn of the River Moscow (Khovanschina Prelude)

    Performers: Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev (conductor)

    • DG 4398922.
  • 9.52: ARTIST OF THE WEEK - ANDRE PREVIN

    • Ralph Vaughan Williams

      Symphony No. 3 'Pastoral'

      Performers: John Georgiadis (violin), Heather Harper (soprano), William Bennett (flute), Osian Ellis (harp), Gervase de Peyer (clarinet), London Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn (conductor)

      • RCA 60583.
  • 10:30 TONY HAWKS' CHOICES

    • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor Op. 23

      Performers: Van Cliburn (piano), RCA Symphony Orchestra, Kiril Kondrashin (conductor)

      • RCA RD85912.
  • Béla Bartók

    Roumanian Dance for Orchestra, Sz47a

    Performers: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer (conductor)

    • PHILIPS 4761799.
  • Kern

    I'm Old Fashioned

    Performers: Sylvia McNair (voice), Andre Previn (piano), David Finck (double bass)

    • PHILIPS 4421292.

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