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Wednesday - 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: Arcadelt: Margot labourez les vignes.

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.5: Arcadelt: Margot labourez les vignes

Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F major, Op.68 (Pastoral)
Tonhalle Orchestra, Zurich
David Zinman (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Allegro assai (Sonate corellisante in B minor, TWV42:h3 – 4th mvt)

    Performers: Musica Alta Ripa

    • MDG 309 1582-2.
  • 9.02am

    • Antonio Vivaldi

      Concerto in G minor, RV 154

      Performers: Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini (director/harpsichord)

      • OPUS111 OP30377.
  • 9.08: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Antonín Dvořák

      Slavonic Dances, Op. 46: No. 3 in A flat & No. 7 in C minor

      Performers: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer (conductor)

      • DECCA 478 4028.
  • 9.16am

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op. 27

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado (conductor)

      • DG 423 104-2.
  • 9.32: Artist of the Week - Ian Bostridge

    • George Frideric Handel

      "Love sounds th' alarm" (Acis and Galatea)

      Performers: Ian Bostridge (tenor – Acis), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with Anthony Robson (oboe soloist), Harry Bicket (conductor)

      • EMI 382243-2.
  • 9.40am

    • Richard Wagner

      Good Friday Music (Parsifal)

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Boult (conductor)

      • EMI 575389-2.
  • 9.50am

    • Max Bruch

      Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26

      Performers: Kyung Wha Chung (violin), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Rudolf Kempe (conductor)

      • DECCA 460 976-2.
  • 10.15: Artist of the Week - Ian Bostridge

    • Franz Schubert

      Abendstern, D.806; Geheimes, D.719; Versunken, D.715

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

      • EMI 557141-2.
  • 10.22am

    • Mayerl

      Bats in the Belfry; Shallow Waters

      Performers: Christopher Duckett (piano)

  • 10.30: Alan Rusbridger's Choices

    • Giuseppe Verdi

      Offertorium (Requiem)

      Performers: Luba Orgonasova (soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano), Luca Canonici (tenor), Alastair Miles (bass), Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

      • PHILIPS 442 142 2.
  • 10.45: Alan Rusbridger's Choices

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Adagio from Serenade No. 10 for 13 instruments, K.361 'Gran Partita'

      Performers: Sabine Meyer Wind Ensemble

      • EMI CDC7544572.
  • 10.53am

    • Offenbach arr. McGurty

      Les belles Americaines

      Performers: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

      • TELARC CD-80294.
  • 11am: The Story of Music

    • Arcadelt

      Margot, labourez les vignes

      Performers: The Scholars of London

      • NAXOS 8.550880.
  • 11.05am

    • Arcadelt

      Du temps que j'estois amoureux

      Performers: The Scholars of London

      • NAXOS 8.550880.
  • 11.08am

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op.68 'Pastoral'

      Performers: Tonhalle Orchestra of Zurich, David Zinman (conductor)

      • ARTE NOVA 74321 49695-2.
  • 11.48am

    • Gustav Holst

      A Fugal Concerto, Op.40 No.2

      Performers: City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox (conductor)

      • CHANDOS CHAN9270.


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