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Monday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. CD of the Week: Impressions Francaises played by Juliette Hurel; Artist of the Week: the Academy of St Martin in the Fields; R Strauss: A survey of Lieder.

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Impressions françaises played by flautist Juliette Hurel - ZIG ZAG ZZT 110401

9.30-10.30am
A daily brainteaser, and performances by the Artist of the Week, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.

10.30am
As part of Radio 3's Napoleon season Sarah Walker's guest is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London, Orlando Figes. He has written extensively on Russian history in particular, including A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution, 1891-1924, which in 1997 received numerous awards including the Wolfson History Prize.

Other books include Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia (2002) and The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia (2007) which were both short-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize. Recent books include Crimea: The Last Crusade (2010) and Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Gulag (2012).

As well as books, he also writes for the international press, broadcasts on television and radio, and reviews books for the New York Review of Books.

11am
A survey of Lieder by Richard Strauss
A selection from The Building a Library choices from last Saturday's CD Review.

3 hours

Music Played

  • 9am: Artists of the Week - Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields

    • Gioachino Rossini

      String Sonata No. 1 in G – Allegro

      Performers: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner (conductor)

      • DECCA 443 8382.
  • 9.02am

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      String Symphony No. 5 in B flat

      Performers: London Festival Orchestra, Ross Pople (conductor)

      • HYPERION CDS 44081/3.
  • 9.15: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Gabriel Fauré

      Berceuse

      Performers: Juliette Hurel (flute), Hélène Couvert (piano)

      • ZIGZAG ZZT110401.
  • 9.18am

    • Gustav Holst

      Suite No. 1 in E flat major Op. 28

      Performers: Central Band of the Royal Air Force, Imogen Holst (conductor)

      • EMI 4404712.
  • 9.30am

    • Granville Bantock

      Pierrot of the Minute

      Performers: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Norman del Mar (conductor)

      • CHANDOS CHAN6566.
  • 9.43: Artists of the Week - Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields

    • Antonio Vivaldi

      Concerto No. 1 in D for four violins RV 549

      Performers: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner (conductor)

      • DECCA 443 4762.
  • 9.51am

    • Johannes Brahms

      Hungarian Dances No. 1 in G minor and No. 3 in F

      Performers: Evgeny Kissin (piano)

      • RCA 63886.
  • 9.57am

    • Granville Bantock

      Omar Khayyam - Prelude

      Performers: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Vernon Handley (conductor)

      • CHANDOS CHSA 50513.
  • 10.04: Artists of the Week - Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields

    • Edvard Grieg

      Holberg Suite Op. 40

      Performers: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner (conductor)

      • DECCA 470 2622.
  • 10.25am

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Prelude & Fugue in D minor, BWV851 (Well-tempered Clavier, Book 1)

      Performers: Angela Hewitt (piano)

      • DECCA 470 2622.
  • 10.30: Orlando Figes' Choice

    • Sergei Prokofiev

      Violin Concerto No. 1 in D

      Performers: Isaac Stern (violin), Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy (conductor)

      • CBS 38525.
  • 10.56: Orlando Figes' Choice

    • Sergey Rachmaninov

      Prelude in G major Op. 32 No. 5

      Performers: Vladimir Horowitz (piano)

      • DG 419 4992.
  • 11am

    • Dmitry Shostakovich

      Lyric Waltz from Ballet Suite No.1

      Performers: Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi (conductor)

      • CHAN 10088(2)X.
  • 11.03am

    • Richard Strauss

      Zueignung, Op.10/1; Die Nacht, Op.10/3; Allerseelen, Op.10/8; Cacilie, Op.27/2

      Performers: Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Helmut Deutsch (piano)

      • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC901879.
  • 11.22am

    • Tippett

      Concerto for Double String Orchestra

      Performers: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner (conductor)

      • DECCA 421 3892.
  • 11.39am

    • Richard Strauss

      Hoffen und wieder verzagen, Op.19/5; Du meines Herzens Kronelein, Op.21/2; Morgen! Op.27/2

      Performers: Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Helmut Deutsch (piano)

      • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC901879.
  • 11.47am

    • Frédéric Chopin

      Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52

      Performers: Louis Lortie (piano)

      • CHANDOS CHAN10714.

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