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Tuesday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Essential CD of the Week: Brahms: Hungarian Dances and Dvorak: Slavonic Dances; The Story of Music in 50 Pieces: Josquin: Miserere mei, Deus.

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

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

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.

The Story of Music in 50 Pieces
No.3: Josquin des Prez: Miserere mei, Deus

Haydn: Symphony No.26 in D minor (Lamentatione)
The English Concert
Trevor Pinnock (director)
DG 463 731-2.

3 hours

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Solomon)

    Performers: Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Jaime Laredo (conductor)

    • IMP CLASSICS PCD 2001.
  • 9.04: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Antonín Dvořák

      Slavonic Dances, Op. 72: No. 2 in E minor & No. 1 in C major

      Performers: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer (conductor)

      • DECCA 478 4028.
  • 9.13am

    • Franz Schubert

      Moments musicaux, D.780: No. 4 in C sharp minor

      Performers: Dejan Lazic (piano)

  • 9.20am

    • Cannabich

      Sinfonia in E flat major

      Performers: Concerto Koln

      • TELDEC 2564 69889-9.
  • 9.32: Artist of the Week - Ian Bostridge

    • Hahn

      Etudes Latines: No. 6 Vile Potabis; No. 7 Tyndaris

      Performers: Ian Bostridge (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)

      • HYPERION CDA 67141/2.
  • 9.39am

    • William Walton

      Orb and Sceptre

      Performers: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Fremaux (conductor)

      • EMI CDM 764201-2.
  • 9.47am

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Violin Sonata in A major, Op.12 No.2

      Performers: Josef Suk (violin), Jan Panenka (piano)

      • SUPRAPHON SU4077-2.
  • 10.03am: Artist of the Week - Ian Bostridge

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      "Konstanze! dich wieder zu sehen!... O wie ängstlich, o wie feurig!" (Die Entführung aus d

      Performers: Ian Bostridge (tenor), Les Arts Florissants, William Christie (conductor)

      • ERATO 3984 25490-2.
  • 10.10am

    • Zoltán Kodály

      Dances of Galanta

      Performers: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer (conductor)

      • PHILIPS 462 824-2.
  • 10.27am

    • Gerald Finzi

      Since we loved (Oh Fair to See, Op.13)

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

      • EMI 556830-2.
  • 10.30: Alan Rusbridger's Choice

    • Paul Dukas

      The Sorcerer's Apprentice

      Performers: Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (conductor)

      • DECCA 421 527 2.
  • 10.45: Alan Rusbridger's Choice

    • Franz Schubert

      Winterreise D.911: No. 4 Erstarrung & No. 5 Der Lindenbaum

      Performers: James Gilchrist (tenor), Anna Tilbrook (piano)

      • ORCHID CLASSICS ORC 100018.
  • 10.55am

    • Brahms arr. Heifetz, orch. Reynolds

      Contemplation (Wie melodien zieht es mir, Op.105 No.1)

      Performers: Nicola Benedetti (violin), London Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding (conductor)

      • DG 987 057-7.
  • 11am: The Story of Music

    • Josquin des Prez

      Miserere mei Deus

      Performers: The Hilliard Ensemble, Paul Hillier (director)

      • EMI CDC 749960-2.
  • 11.20am

    • Joseph Haydn

      Symphony in D minor, Hob.I:26 'Lamentatione'

      Performers: English Concert, Trevor Pinnock (conductor)

      • DG 463 731-2.
  • 11.40am

    • Edward Elgar

      Introduction and Allegro

      Performers: Allegri String Quartet, Sinfonia of London, Sir John Barbirolli (conductor)

      • EMI CDC 747537-2.
  • 11.54am

    • Mompou

      Cancons I danses: No.6

      Performers: Frederico Mompou (piano)



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