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Friday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including CD of the Week: Virtuoso and Romantic Encores for Violin; Artist of the Week: Frans Bruggen; Sarah's Essential Choice: Orff: Carmina Burana.

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

Orff: Carmina Burana
Gundula Janowitz (soprano)
Gerhard Stolze (tenor)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
Schöneberg Boys Choir
Deutsche Oper Chorus and Orchestra, Berlin
Eugen Jochum (conductor)
DG 447 437-2.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Danse du Phryné (Ballet music from Faust, Act V)

    Performers: New Philharmonia Orchestra, Charles Mackerras (conductor)

    • EMI CDZ 762515 2.
  • Léo Delibes

    Sylvia, 3 numbers from the ballet: Les chasseresses; Intermezzo; Valse lent and Cortege de

    Performers: New Philharmonia Orchestra, Charles Mackerras (conductor)

    • EMI CDZ 762515 2.
  • 9.16: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Henryk Wieniawski

      Variations on an original theme, Op. 15

      Performers: Nikolaj Znaider (Violin), Daniel Gortler (Piano)

      • RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 82876 50470-2.
  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser

      Only Connect

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

  • Robert Schumann

    Romances Op. 94

    Performers: Douglas Boyd (oboe), Maria Joao Pires (piano)

    • DG 439 889-2.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Caprice andalous, Op. 122

    Performers: Ruggiero Ricci (violin), Philharmonia Hungarica, Pierre Cao (conductor)

    • VOX BOX 5084.
  • John Adams

    China Gates

    Performers: Nicolas Hodges (piano)

    • NONESUCH 7559 79699-2.
  • 10am: Artist of the Week - Frans Brüggen

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90 'Italian'

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

      • PHILIPS 432 123-2.
  • 10.30: Dame Athene Donald's Choices

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G

      Performers: Tafelmusik, Jeanne Lamon (violin and director)

      • SONY S2K66289.
  • Eric Whitacre

    Leonardo Dreams of his Flying Machine

    Performers: Eric Whitacre Singers, Eric Whitacre (conductor)

    • DECCA 2743209.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Carillon (from Suite francaise d'apres Claude Gervaise)

    Performers: Andre Previn (piano)

    • PHILIPS 456 934-2.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Carl Orff

      Carmina Burana

      Performers: Gundula Janowitz (soprano), Gerhard Stolze (tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Schöneberg Boys Choir, Deutsche Oper Chorus and Orchestra, Berlin, Eugen Jochum (conductor)

      • DG 423 886-2.


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