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Monday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Essential CD of the Week; Artist of the Week: Ian Bostridge; The Story of Music in 50 Pieces: Hildegard von Bingen: Ave Generosa; Britten: Billy Budd (excerpt).

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Brahms Hungarian Dances & Dvorak Slavonic Dances: The Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer (conductor) DECCA 4784028

9.30-10.30am
A daily brainteaser, and performances by the Artist of the Week, English tenor Ian Bostridge.

10.30am
Our guest this week is Alan Rusbridger, the editor of the Guardian newspaper. He is a keen amateur pianist and clarinettist, and has been chair of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain since 2004. His latest book Play it Again describes the year in which he learned to play Chopin's Ballade No.1, and he is also the author of a number of children's books, as well as a full-length animation film script, and a play about Beethoven.

11am
The Story of Music in 50 Pieces
No.1: Hildegard von Bingen: Ave Generosa

11.07am
Britten: Billy Budd (excerpt)
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

3 hours

Music Played

  • 9am: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Johannes Brahms

      Hungarian Dance No. 10 in F

      Performers: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer (conductor)

      • DECCA 478 4028.
  • 9.02am

    • Johannes Brahms

      3 Hungarian Dances: No. 6 in D major (orch. Albert Parlow); No. 7 in A major (orch. Iván F

      Performers: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer (conductor)

      • DECCA 478 4028.
  • 9.08am

    • Benjamin

      Oboe Concerto in C minor on themes of Domenico Cimarosa

      Performers: Heinz Holliger (oboe), I Musici

      • BRILLIANT CLASSICS 94054/6.
  • 9.19am

    • Sergey Rachmaninov

      Preludes Op. 23: No. 5 in G minor & No. 6 in E flat major; Moment Musical, Op. 16 No. 4 in

      Performers: Andrei Gavrilov (piano)

      • EMI CDR 569869-2.
  • 9.30am

    • Edvard Grieg

      Anitra's Dance (Peer Gynt)

      Performers: Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner

      • EMI 268161-2.
  • 9.34am

    • Maurice Ravel - Le Tombeau de Couperin

      Performers: Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (conductor)

  • 9.54am

    • Edvard Grieg

      Morning; Aase's Death (Peer Gynt)

      Performers: Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner

      • EMI 268161-2.
  • 10.04am: Artist of the Week - Ian Bostridge

    • Wolf

      Der Musikant; Verschwiegene Liebe

      Performers: Ian Bostridge (tenor), Antonio Pappano (piano)

      • EMI 342256-2.
  • 10.10am: Artist of the Week - Ian Bostridge

    • Quilter

      Now sleeps the crimson petal, Op. 3 No. 2 [setting of Tennyson]

      Performers: Ian Bostridge (tenor), Julius Drake (piano)

      • EMI 556830-2.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Silent Noon [setting of Rossetti]

    Performers: Ian Bostridge (tenor), Julius Drake (piano)

    • EMI 556830-2.
  • 10.17am

    • Gioachino Rossini

      Semiramide

      Performers: Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner

      • EMI CDC749155-2.
  • 10.30: Alan Rusbridger's Choice

    • Frédéric Chopin

      Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23

      Performers: Murray Perahia (piano)

      • SONY CLASSICAL SK 64399.
  • 10.44: Alan Rusbridger's Choice

    • Bolcom

      Cabaret Songs: He tipped the waiter; Song of Black Max; Toothbrush Time

      Performers: Malena Ernman (mezzo-soprano), Bengt-Åke Lundin (piano)

      • BIS BISCD1154.
  • 10.56am

    • Antonín Dvořák

      Waltz in D major, Op.54 No.2

      Performers: Panocha Quartet with Pavel Netjek (double bass)

      • SUPRAPHON SU3391-2.
  • 11am: The Story of Music

    • Hildegard von Bingen

      Ave generosa

      Performers: Margaret Philpot (alto)

      • HYPERION CDA66039.
  • 11.10am

    • Benjamin Britten

      Billy Budd: Act II scenes 3 & 4

      Performers: The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday’s CD Review

  • 11.17am

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Piano Sonata in C minor, K.457

      Performers: Maria Joao Pires (piano)

      • REGIS RRC1345.
  • 11.53am

    • Percy Grainger

      The Merry King

      Performers: BBC Philharmonic with Paul Janes (piano), Richard Hickox (conductor)

      • CHANDOS CHAN10638(19).

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