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Thursday - 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: Borodin: String Quartet No 2.

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

String Quartet No.2
Borodin String Quartet
DECCA 444389.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Josef Strauss

    'Jockey' Polka schnell Op. 278

    Performers: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Lorin Maazel (conductor)

    • RCA 09026684212.
  • 9.02: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Toccata and fugue in D minor, BWV 538 'Dorian'

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

      • DECCA 443 487 2.
  • Edward German

    Merrie England

    Performers: Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Leaper (conductor)

    • MARCO POLO 8223419.
  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk

    Manchega - Etude de concert

    Performers: Ivan Davis (piano)

    • DECCA SXL 6725.
  • Beach

    With dog teams (Eskimos op 64)

    Performers: Kirsten Johnson (piano)

    • GUILD GMCD 7329.
  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser

      Where am I?

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

  • John Philip Sousa

    The Stars and Stripes Forever

    Performers: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel (conductor)

    • MMG MWCD7111.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Trio for trumpet, horn and trombone

    Performers: The Nash Ensemble: John Wallace (trumpet), Richard Watkins (horn), David Purser (trombone)

    • HYPERION CA 67255.
  • Paul Dukas

    The Sorcerer's Apprentice

    Performers: Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (conductor)

    • DECCA 421 527 2.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Opening on Finale Act 3 of La Traviata

    Performers: Bavarian State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber (conductor)

    • DG 415134 2.
  • Toru Takemitsu

    Cape Cod (from Toward the Sea)

    Performers: Robert Aitken (alto flute), Norbert Kraft (guitar)

    • NAXOS 8555859.
  • Peter Donahoe's 50 Great Pianists

    • Frédéric Chopin

      Berceuse op 57

      Performers: Fou T'Song (piano)

      • SONY CLASSICAL SBK53515.
  • Claude Debussy

    La serenade interrompue & Des pas sure la neige (Preludes Bk 1)

    Performers: Fou T'Song (piano)

    • MERIDIAN CDE 84483 2.
  • William Walton

    Orb and Sceptre Coronation March

    Performers: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, André Previn (conductor)

    • TELARC CD80125.
  • 10.30: Simon Callow's Choices

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      "Herr, unser Herrscher" (St John Passion)

      Performers: Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

  • Benjamin Britten

    "It seemed that out of battle I escaped" (War Requiem)

    Performers: Peter Pears (tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Melos Ensemble, Benjamin Britten (conductor)

    • DECCA 414 383 2.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Alexander Borodin

      String Quartet No. 2 in D major

      Performers: Borodin String Quartet

      • DECCA 425 541 2.
  • Albert Ketèlbey

    Appy 'Ampstead (Cockney Suite)

    Performers: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Eric Rogers (conductor)

    • LONDON 444 785 2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in A minor K511

    Performers: Fou T'Song (piano)

    • CARLTON CLASSICS 30366 01112.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Le Tombeau de Couperin

    Performers: Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (conductor)

    • DECCA 410 254 2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in A minor, K.511

  • Maurice Ravel

    Le tombeau de Couperin

    Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Conductor: Charles Dutoit.
    • Ravel: Ma Mere L'Oye; Pavane pour une Infante Defunte: Orchestre Symphonique de.
    • Decca.


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