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Tuesday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including CD of the Week: Virtuoso and Romantic Encores for Violin; Sarah's Essential Choice: Sibelius: King Christian II (Incidental Music).

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Virtuoso and Romantic Encores for Violin, RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 63960

A daily brainteaser, and performances by the Artist of the Week, Frans Brüggen.

This Saturday (10th November) is World Science Day for Peace and Development, and Sarah Walker's guest on Essential Classics is the distinguished British physicist Dame Athene Margaret Donald, Professor of Experimental Physics in the University of Cambridge's Department of Physics.

Dame Athene is director of WiSETI, Cambridge University's Women in Science, Engineering and Technology Initiative, and the University's Gender Equality Champion. She is also chairwoman of the Athena Forum, which aims to advance the career progression and representation of women in the sciences in UK higher education, and is a member of the Advisory Council of the Campaign for Science and Engineering. In 2011 she was made a Trustee of the National Museum of Science in Industry.

In 2009 Dame Athene was one of the five recipients of the L'Oreal/UNESCO Women in Science award. The following year she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours, and in 2011 she won the UKRC's Women of Outstanding Achievement's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sarah's Essential Choice

Sibelius: King Christian II: Incidental Music, Op. 27
Scottish National Orchestra
Alexander Gibson (conductor)
EMI 85785.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Rossini/Britten

    Soirées musicales, Op. 9: March

    Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult (conductor)

  • Rossini/Britten

    Soirées musicales, Op. 9: Nocturne; Waltz; Pantomime; Moto perpetuo

    Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult (conductor)

  • 9.10: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Chopin arr. Jascha Heifetz

      Nocturne in E flat major Op. 55, No. 2

      Performers: Nikolaj Znaider (violin), Daniel Gortler (piano)

      • RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 82876 50470-2 .
  • Pablo de Sarasate

    Romanza andaluza, Op. 22 No. 1

    Performers: Nikolaj Znaider (violin), Daniel Gortler (piano)

    • RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 82876 50470-2.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Sadko, A Musical Picture, Op. 5

    Performers: L’orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet (conductor)

    • DECCA 443 464-2.
  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser

      Critics' Corner

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

  • Franz Schubert

    2 German Dances and 2 Ländler, D.618

    Performers: Christoph Eschenbach and Justus Franz (piano duet)

    • EMI 365321-2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in E flat, K.371

    Performers: Alan Civil (horn), Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner

    • PHILIPS 464 717-2.
  • 9.57: Artist of the Week - Frans Brüggen

    • George Frideric Handel

      Sonata in G minor, Op. 1 No. 2

      Performers: Frans Brüggen (recorder), Anner Bylsma (cello), Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

      • TELDEC 4509-97471-2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No. 35 in D, K.385 'Haffner'

    Performers: Orchestra of the 18th Century, Frans Brüggen (conductor)

    • PHILIPS 416 490-2.
  • 10.30: Dame Athene Donald's Choices

    • Alexander Borodin

      In the steppes of central Asia

      Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: André Cluytens.

      Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra, Andre Cluytens (conductor)

      • EMI CDM 7691102.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Beatus Vir (Psalm 112)

    Performers: The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor)

    • CORO 16087.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Svegliatevi nel core (Giulio Cesare)

    Performers: Anne Sofie Von Otter (mezzo), Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski (conductor)

    • DG 477 7077.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Jean Sibelius

      King Christian II: Incidental music, Op. 27

      Performers: Scottish National Orchestra, Alexander Gibson (conductor)

      • EMI 85785.
  • Robert Schumann

    Violin Sonata in A minor, Op 105

    Performers: Marianne Thorsen (violin), Ian Brown (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA 67923.
  • Erik Satie

    Gnossienne No 2

    Performers: Alexandre Tharaud (piano)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 902017.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No 2

    Performers: LondonSymphony Chorus and Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski (conductor)

    • DECCA 475 145-2.


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