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Thursday - 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: Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli.

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.7: Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli

Liszt: Prometheus
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Bernard Haitink (conductor)
PHILIPS 438 751-2.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Bridge

    Saltarello (Miniatures for piano trio, Set 2 No. 6)

    Performers: Jack Liebeck (violin), Alexander Chaushian (cello), Ashley Wass (piano)

    • NAXOS 8.570792.
  • 9.02am

    • Ralph Vaughan Williams

      The Wasps, Aristophanic Suite: Overture

      Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult (conductor)

      • HMV 586778-2.
  • 9.12: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Johannes Brahms

      Hungarian Dances: No. 3 in F major; No. 17 in F sharp minor (orch. Frigyes Hidas); No. 1

      Performers: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer (conductor)

      • DECCA 478 4028.
  • 9.22am

    • Boccherini/Berio

      Quattro version originali della ritirata notturna di Madrid

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Luciano Berio (conductor)

      • BMG CLASSICS 09026 68894-2.
  • 9.30am

    • Teddy Bor

      McMozart's Eine Kleine Bricht Moonlicht Nicht Musik

      Performers: Kremerata Baltica, Gidon Kremer (director)

      • NONESUCH 79657-2.
  • 9.36: Artist of the Week - Ian Bostridge

    • Robert Schumann

      Liederkreis, Op. 24: No. 7 Berg' und Burgen schaun herunter; No. 8 Anfangs wollt' ich fast

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

      • EMI 5566575-2.
  • 9.46am

    • Camille Saint‐Saëns

      Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28

      Performers: Itzhak Perlman (violin), Orchestre de Paris, Jean Martinon (conductor)

      • EMI 62599 .
  • 9.57am

    • Sacchini

      Dardanus: Overture

      Performers: Les Agrémens, Guy van Waas (director)

      • MBF1108.
  • 10.03am: Artist of the Week - Ian Bostridge

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Cantata: Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht, BWV 55

      Performers: Ian Bostridge (tenor), Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi (violin/director)

      • VIRGIN VERITAS VC 5 45420-2.
  • 10.12am

    • Joseph Haydn

      Symphony 'A' in B flat major, Hob.I:107

      Performers: Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra, Adam Fischer (conductor)

      • NIMBUS NI5683/7.
  • 10.30: Alan Rusbridger's Choice

    • Tippett

      How can I cherish my man in such days (A Child of Our Time)

      Performers: Nicole Cabell (soprano), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis (conductor)

      • DECCA 475 7661.
  • 10.40: Alan Rusbridger's Choice

    • Franz Schubert

      Andantino from Piano Sonata No. 20 in A, D.959

      Performers: Mitsuko Uchida (piano)

      • DECCA 456 579 2.
  • 10.51am

    • Carl Maria von Weber

      Oberon overture

      Performers: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

      • DG 419 070-2.
  • 11am: The Story of Music

    • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

      Missa Papae Marcelli

      Performers: Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (director)

      • GIMELL CDGIM994.
  • 11.38am

    • Franz Liszt


      Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor)

      • PHILIPS 438 751-2.
  • 11.52am

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Fantasia in D minor, K.397

      Performers: Finghin Collins (piano)

      • RTE Lyric CD104.


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