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Friday - 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; Essential Choice: Durufle: Requiem.

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

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

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.

Sarah's Essential Choice

Duruflé: Requiem
Ann Murray (mezzo soprano)
Olaf Bär (baritone)
Peter Barley (organ)
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
English Chamber Orchestra
Stephen Cleobury (conductor)
EMI 5498802.

3 hours

Music Played

  • George Gershwin


    Performers: Peter Donohoe (piano)

    • EMI 508995.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Fancy Free Three Dance Variations

    Performers: New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

    • SONY 92728.
  • Anon.

    Anon. - Collinetto (danza)

    Performers: Hesperion XX

  • 9.13: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Claude Debussy

      Sonata for flute, viola and harp

      Performers: Juliette Hurel (flute), Christine Icart (harp), Arnaud Thorette (viola)

      • ZIGZAG ZZT110401.
  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser

      Only Connect

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

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

    • George Frideric Handel

      Concerto Grosso in G, Op. 6 No. 1

      Performers: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Iona Brown (director)

      • PHILIPS 476 531 2.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Hebrides Overture

    Performers: Leipzig Gewanghausorchester, Kurt Masur (conductor)

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

    • Edward Elgar

      Serenade for Strings, Op. 20

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

      • DECCA 430 094 2.
  • Michael Praetorius

    Sanctus Motet 'Jesaja dem Propheten das geschah'

    Performers: Simon Grant (Bass), Mark Le Brocq (Tenor), Donald Greig (Baritone), Sarah Pendlebury (Soprano), Constanze Backes (Soprano), Angus Smith (Tenor), Susan Hemington Jones (Soprano), Tessa Bonner (Soprano), Gabrieli Consort and Players, Paul McCreesh (conductor)

    • ARCHIV 439 250.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Sonata in G Wq62/19

    Performers: Mikhail Pletnev (piano)

    • DG 4596142.
  • 10.30: Orlando Figes' Choices

    • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

      The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh

      Performers: Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev (conductor)

      • PENTATONE 5186 362.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Hamlet, music from the film: Scene of the Poisoning

    Performers: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

    • DECCA 460 792 2.
  • Thomas Morley

    Fire and Lightening

    Performers: The Hilliard Ensemble

    • VIRGIN 561712.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Maurice Duruflé


      Performers: Ann Murray (mezzo soprano), Olaf Bär (baritone), Peter Barley (organ), Choir of King's College, Cambridge, English Chamber Orchestra, Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

      • EMI 549880.
  • Lyadov

    Baby Yaga Op.56

    Performers: Kirov Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor)

    • PHILIPS 4420112.
  • Maurice Ravel - Sonatine

    Performers: Arthur Pizarro (piano)


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