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Tuesday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including CD of the Week: Can-Can and Other Dances from the Opera; Artist of the Week; The Story of Music in 50 Pieces: Corelli: Concerto grosso, Op 6 No 1.

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Can-Can and other Dances from the Opera (various performers) NAXOS 8.550924

9.30-10.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin.

10.30am
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.

11am
The Story of Music in 50 Pieces
No. 13: Corelli: Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.1

11.14am
Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks
Columbia Symphony Orchestra
conducted by the composer.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Peter Warlock

    Basse-Danse (Capriol Suite)

    Performers: English Sinfonia, Charles Groves (conductor)

    • MCA CLASSICS MCAD25885.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Trio for recorder, viola da gamba and continuo in F (Essercizii Musici)

    Performers: Le Concert Français [Sebastien Marq (recorder), Jérôme Hantai (viola da gamba), Pierre Hantai (harpsichord)]

    • NAÏVE E8890.
  • 9.10: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Falla

      Interlude and Dance (La Vida Breve)

      Performers: CSR Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Jean (conductor)

      • NAXOS 8.550924.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    String Sonata No. 1 in C major

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

    • DECCA 443 838 2.
  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser

      Critics' Corner

      Performers: The landscape painter Albert Christoph Dies writing about Joseph Haydn in 1805

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

    • Heinrich Hofmann

      Kaleidoskop, Op. 40 No. 4

      Performers: Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

      • HYPERION CDA67275.
  • Frederick Delius

    A Song of Summer

    Performers: Hallé Orchestra, John Barbirolli (conductor)

    • EMI CMS 565 119 2.
  • 10am: Artist of the Week - Marc-André Hamelin

    • Joseph Haydn

      Piano Sonata in C major, Hob XVI: 35

      Performers: Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

      • HYPERION CDA 67710.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    Larghetto for horn and orchestra

    Performers: Ronald Janezic (horn), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • DG 447 751 2.
  • 10.30: Baroness Floella Benjamin's Choices

    • Isaac Albéniz

      Asturias (Suite Espanola No. 5)

      Performers: John Williams (guitar)

      • SONY CLASSICAL CD46358.
  • Aaron Copland

    Hoe-Down (Rodeo)

    Performers: New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

    • SONY CLASSICAL SMK 47543.
  • Trad. arr. Copland

    I bought me a cat

    Performers: Marilyn Horne (mezzo-soprano), English Chamber Orchestra, Carl Davis (conductor)

    • DECCA 448 261.
  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk

    Souvenir de Porto Rico op 31

    Performers: Philip Martin (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA66459.
  • 11am: The Story of Music

    • Arcangelo Corelli

      Concerto Grosso in D, Op. 6 No. 1

      Performers: Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi (director)

      • OPUS 111 OPS30147.
  • 11.14:

    • Igor Stravinsky

      Concerto in E flat for chamber orchestra "Dumbarton Oaks"

      Performers: Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Igor Stravinsky (conductor)

      • SONY CLASSICAL CD46296.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    String Concerto in C minor RV120

    Performers: Collegium Musicum 90, Simon Standage (director)

    • CHANDOS CHAN0668.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Concerto Grosso

    Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult (conductor)

    • EMI CZS 574782 2.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Concerto Grosso

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