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Tuesday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Essential CD of the Week: Peter Hurford - Bach Great Organ Works; Actor and author Simon Callow; Essential Choice: Brahms: Clarinet Quintet.

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Peter Hurford - JS Bach Great Organ Works

A daily brainteaser, and Sarah's recommended performance by the next pianist in Peter Donohoe's survey of 50 Great Pianists. This week in Essential Classics as part of Piano Season, Sarah will be showcasing pianists and piano music from the USA, the Far East and beyond.

Sarah is joined by her guest for the week, actor and author Simon Callow, discussing his essential pieces of classical music.

Sarah's Essential Choice

Brahms: Clarinet Quintet
Thea King (clarinet)
Gabrieli Quartet

3 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Strauss II

    Reiter-Marsch (Op. 428)

    • Neujahrskonzert/New Year's Concert 2011; Weiner Philharmoniker/Wesler-Most.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Keyboard Concerto in A major, BWV 1055

  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Harlequinade from Darmstadt Overture in D major, TWV 55 D15

    Performers: Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Helmut Müller-Brühl (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.554244.
  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk

    Marguerite: Grand Valse brillante; Ballade

    Performers: Leonard Pennario (piano)

    • EMI 082934 2.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    'Hebrides' Overture

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn (conductor)

    • SERAPHIM CES5685242.
  • 9.20: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565

      Performers: Peter Hurford (organ of Ratzeburg Cathedral)

      • DECCA 443 486 2.
  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser

      Critics' Corner

      Performers: The answer will appear at the bottom of this page at 12pm.

  • Alwyn

    Autumn Legend

    Performers: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.570704.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto for 2 mandolins, RV 532

    Performers: Tom Finucane (mandolins), New London Consort, Philips Pickett (conductor)

    • L’OISEAU-LYRE 433198 2.
  • Clara Schumann

    2 songs op 13 nos 2 & 3

    Performers: Barbara Bonney (soprano), Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)

    • DECCA 452 898 2.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Marche slave, Op. 31

    Performers: Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy (conductor)

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata no 6 in F op 10 no 2

    Performers: Anton Kuerti (piano)

  • 10.30: Simon Callow's Choices

    • Emmanuel Chabrier

      Fete Polonaise – scene (Act 2, Le Roi Malgré Lui)

      Performers: Laski: Chris de Moore (bass), Chorus & New Philharmonic Orchestra of French Radio, Charles Dutoit (conductor)

      • ERATO 2292457922.
  • Adès

    Five Fathoms Deep (The Tempest)

    Performers: Ariel: Cyndia Sieden (soprano), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Thomas Adès (conductor)

    • EMI 695234 2.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Johannes Brahms

      Clarinet Quintet

      Performers: Thea King (clarinet), Gabrieli String Quartet

      • HYPERION CDA 66107.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Reiter-Marsch op 428

    Performers: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Franz Welser-Most (conductor)

    • DECCA 478 2601.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Keyboard Concerto in A major, BWV 1055

    Performers: Murray Perahia (piano/conductor), Academy of St Martin in the Fields

    • SONY CLASSICAL SK 89245.


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