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Friday - 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: Mozart: Serenade in B flat (Gran Partita).

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. 19: Mozart: Serenade in B flat, K361 (Gran Partita).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Sullivan

    HMS Pinafore: 'We shall sail the ocean blue'

    Performers: The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, The New Symphony Orchestra of London, Isidore Godfrey (conductor)

    • DECCA 414 283.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Scherzo Fantastique, Op. 3

    Performers: St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor)

    • DECCA 448 812 2.
  • Johann Pachelbel

    Canon and Gigue

    Performers: Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel (director)

    • ARCHIV 447 285 2.
  • 9.20: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Charles‐François Gounod

      Ballet Music (Faust) – Allegretto; Allegretto; Moderato con moto; Allegretto

      Performers: CSR Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenard (conductor)

      • NAXOS 8.550924.
  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser

      Only Connect

      Performers: Answer: Spinning - Saint-Saens Le Rouet d'Omphale op 31; Mendelssohn 'Spinning Song' op 67 no 4; Sibelius Melisande at the Spinning Wheel (Pelleas and Melisande)

  • Sammartini

    Trio in F

    Performers: Camerata Köln

    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI 05472773232.
  • 9.37: Artist of the Week - Marc-André Hamelin

    • Nikolai Karlovich Medtner

      Selection of Forgotten Melodies, Op. 38 Nos. 3, 4, 5 & 8

      Performers: Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

      • HYPERION CDA67578.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Le Rouet d'Omphale op 31

    Performers: Orchestre National de L'ORTF, Jean Martinon (conductor)

    • ERATO ECD 55001.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Piano Concerto No. 2

    Performers: Marc-André Hamelin (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton (conductor)

    • HYPERION CDA67425.
  • 10.30: Baroness Floella Benjamin's Choices

    • Joaquín Rodrigo

      Concerto de Aranjuez

      Performers: Angel Romero (guitar), London Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn (conductor)

      • EMI CDC-7 47693 2.
  • Ravel

    Mother Goose Suite: Laideronnette, Empress of the Pagodas

    Performers: Katia & Marielle Labeque (piano duet)

    • PHILIPS 420 159-2.
  • Trad arr. Shaw

    Sometimes I feel like a moanin' dove

    Performers: Robert Shaw Festival Singers, Robert Shaw (conductor)

    • TELARC CD 80531.
  • 11am: The Story of Music

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Serenade No. 10 in B flat, K.361 "Gran Partita"

      Performers: Linos Ensemble

      • CAPRICCIO 10472.
  • Franz Liszt

    Etude d'apres Paganini S141 no 5

    Performers: Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA67370.

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