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Wednesday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including CD of the Week: Peter Hurford - Bach Great Organ Works; The guest is actor and author Simon Callow; Essential Choice: Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No 1.

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

Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Op. 49
David Golub: piano
Mark Kaplan: violin
Colin Carr: cello

3 hours

Music Played

  • Scott Joplin

    Elite Syncopations

    Performers: Joshua Rifkin (piano)

    • NONESUCH 7559 79447 2.
  • 9.03: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645

      Performers: Peter Hurford (organ of The Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, Toronto)

      • DECCA 443 486 2.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Sinfonia in G, Wq 183 No. 1/H666

    Performers: CPE Bach Chamber Orchestra, Hartmut Haenchen (conductor)

    • CAPRICCIO 10175.
  • Albeniz trans. Segovia

    Asturias and Tango

    Performers: John Williams (guitar)

  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser

      The Year in Question

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

  • Franz Liszt

    Mephisto Waltz No. 1, S514

    Performers: Van Cliburn (piano)

    • RCA GD60417.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Trio Sonata in A minor for recorder, oboe & continuo

    Performers: Camerata Köln

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz no 11 op 70 no 1

    Performers: Maria Joao Pires (piano)

    • ERATO ECD88067.
  • Peter Donahoe's 50 Great Pianists

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Piano Concerto no 27 in B flat K595

      Performers: Richard Goode (piano)

      • NONESUCH 7559796082.
  • 10.30: Simon Callow's Choices

    • Chopin arr. Stokowski

      Mazurka in A minor, Op. 17 No. 4

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski (conductor)

      • CALA CACD0525.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    La Boheme: Act I (conclusion)

    Performers: Mimi: Victoria de los Angeles (soprano), Rodolfo: Jussi Björling (tenor), RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Beecham (conductor)

    • EMI CDC 7472358.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49

      Performers: David Golub (piano), Mark Kaplan (violin), Colin Carr (cello)

      • ARABESQUE Z6599.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Czech Suite

    Performers: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Libor Pesek (conductor)

    • VIRGIN CLASSICS VB5618532.
  • Liszt arr Horowitz

    Hungarian Rhapsody no 15

    Performers: Vladimir Horowitz (piano)

    • RCA GD87755.


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