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Monday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including CD of the Week: Can-Can and Other Dances from the Opera; Artist of the Week: Marc-Andre Hamelin; Baroness Floella Benjamin; Walton: Symphony No 1.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Can-Can and other Dances from the Opera (various performers) NAXOS 8.550924

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin.

Sarah Walker's guest this week is Baroness Floella Benjamin, television presenter, actress and politician. She is known as presenter of children's television programmes such as Play School, Play Away and Fast Forward. On stage she has appeared in shows including Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Husband in Law. She has won a Special Lifetime Achievement award from BAFTA, and in 2001 was awarded an OBE for services to broadcasting. In 2010 she was introduced to the House of Lords as a Life Peer, nominated by the Liberal Democrats.

The Story of Music in 50 Pieces
No. 11: Purcell
Evening Hymn

Symphony No. 1
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

3 hours

Music Played

  • 9am: Artist of the Week - Marc-André Hamelin

    • Percy Grainger

      Handel in the Strand

      Performers: Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

      • HYPERION CDA66884.
  • 9.03: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Jacques Offenbach

      Can-Can (Orpheus in the Underworld)

      Performers: Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Johannes Wildner (conductor)

      • NAXOS 8.550924.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Divertimento in B flat, K.240 (wind sextet)

    Performers: Winds of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    • ORFEO C 152861 A.
  • Franz von Suppé

    Overture: Die Frau Meisterin

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

    • EMI CDC 754 056 2.
  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser

      Who's Dancing? Dance of the Blessed Spirits - Gluck's Orfeo

      Performers: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

  • 9.37: Artist of the Week - Marc-André Hamelin

    • Alkan

      Le Festin d'Esope, Op. 39 No. 12

      Performers: Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

      • HYPERION CDA66794.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Lemminkainen's Return (Legends, Op. 22 No. 4)

    Performers: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi (conductor)

    • BIS CD610BIS.
  • 9.50: Artist of the Week - Marc-André Hamelin

    • Johannes Brahms

      Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60

      Performers: Marc-André Hamelin (piano), Leopold String Trio

      • HYPERION CDA 67471/2.
  • 10.30: Baroness Floella Benjamin's Choices

    • Jeremiah Clarke

      Trumpet Voluntary, 'The Prince of Denmark's March'

      Performers: Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), English Chamber Orchestra

      • SONY CLASSICAL SK66244.
  • Gabriel Fauré


    Performers: Montreal Symphony Orchestra Choir and Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (conductor)

    • DECCA 421 440 2.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Peter and the Wolf (opening)

    Performers: Basil Rathbone (narrator), The All-American Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski (conductor)

    • AVID AMSC601.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Airs de ballet d'Ascanio: Adagio et Variation

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

    • CHANDOS CHAN8840.
  • 11am: The Story of Music

    • Henry Purcell

      Evening Hymn

      Performers: Emma Kirkby (soprano), Anthony Rooley (lute), Christopher Hogwood (organ)

      • L’OISEAU LYRE 417 123 2.
  • 11.10: The Building a Library Recommendation on CD Review

    • William Walton

      Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn (conductor)

      • RCA DG 87830.
  • Henry Purcell

    Fantasia no 7 in C minor

    Performers: Fretwork

    • VIRGIN CLASSICS545 062 2.


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