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Monday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Essential CD of the Week: Rossini Overtures; Artist of the Week: Jordi Savall; CD Review Recommendation: Handel: Eight Great Keyboard Suites, HWV426-33.

The fourth and final week of Radio 3's Baroque Spring concludes with Sarah Walker, and her guest, the poet Craig Raine.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Rossini Overtures by the Academy of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields conducted by Sir Neville Marriner.

A daily brainteaser, and performances by our Baroque Spring Artist of the Week, Jordi Savall, one of the true pioneers of early music performance. Plus another Baroque Bite from Simon Heighes.

This week Sarah Walker is joined by British poet Craig Raine who, together with Christopher Reid, is the best-known exponent of the movement known as Martian poetry. A former Fellow of New College, Oxford, he is now Emeritus Professor, and is also founder and editor of the literary magazine Areté. His works include a number of poetry collections, including The Onion, Memory (1978), A Martian Sends a Postcard Home (1979), and Clay. Whereabouts Unknown (1996). His reviews and essays are collected in two anthologies: Haydn and the Valve Trumpet (1990) and In Defence of T. S. Eliot (2000). Most recently, he has collaborated with composer Michael Berkelely, writing the libretto for an operatic adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel, Atonement.

Handel: Eight Great Keyboard Suites HWV 426-33
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

3 hours

Music Played

  • 9am: Artist of the Week - Jordi Savall

    • Jean‐Baptiste Lully

      Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme: Gavotte

      Performers: Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall (conductor)

      • ALIA VOX 9807.
  • 9.03: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Gioachino Rossini

      Semiramide: Overture

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

      • PHILIPS 4880022.
  • Franz Schubert

    Auf dem Wasser zu singen arr. Liszt

    Performers: Jorge Bolet (piano)

    • DECCA 425 6892.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No. 24 in B flat, KV.182

    Performers: Danish National Chamber Orchestra, Adam Fischer (conductor)

    • DACAPO 6.22542.
  • 9.30am

    • Today's Brainteaser

      Who's Dancing?

      Performers: The answer will appear at the bottom of this page at 12 noon

  • 9.39: Artist of the Week - Jordi Savall

    • Antonio Vivaldi

      Concerto for 2 Violins and Cello in G minor, Op. 3 No. 2/RV 578

      Performers: Manfred Kraemer & Pablo Valetti (violins), Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall (bass viola da gamba/conductor)

      • ALIA VOX 9835.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Lark Ascending

    Performers: Hilary Hahn (violin), London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis (conductor)

    • DG 430 2602.
  • 10.10: Artist of the Week - Jordi Savall

    • François Couperin

      Concerts royaux: Concert No. 2 in D major

      Performers: Xavier Díaz-Latorre (theorbo), Bruno Cocset (bass violin), Guido Morini (harpsichord), Manfred Kraemer (violin), Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall (bass viola da gamba/conductor)

      • ALIA VOX 9840.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata K96 in D

    Performers: Mikhail Pletnev (piano)

    • VIRGIN 5619622.
  • 10.30: Craig Raine's Choices

    • Vincenzo Bellini

      "Ah Veni al tempio" (I Puritani)

      Performers: Maria Callas (soprano), Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, Tulio Serafin (conductor)

      • EMI 585647 .
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Rite of Spring, Part II: The Sacrifice, Ritual Action of the Ancestors, the Sacrifice

    Performers: Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez (conductor)

    • DG 435 769.
  • Grainger

    Fisher's Boarding House

    Performers: BBC Philharmonic, Richard Hickox (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN10638.
  • 11am

    • George Frideric Handel

      Keyboard Suite No.1 in A HWV 426

      Performers: The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday’s CD Review - Paul Nicholson (harpsichord)

      • HYPERION CDD22045.

    Veni Creator

    Performers: Choir of New College Oxford, Edward Higginbotton (conductor)

    • PORTRAIT PCL2102.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Violin Concerto

    Performers: Viktoria Mullova (violin), Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa (conductor)

    • PHILIPS 4168212.


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