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Friday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Essential CD of the Week: Rossini Overtures; Artist of the Week: Jordi Savall; Sarah's Essential Choice: Bach: Orchestral Suite No 4.

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.

11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 4, BWV 1069
Le Concert des Nations
Jordi Savall (conductor)

Sibelius: Symphony No.6 in D minor Op.104
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Paavo Berglund (conductor)
EMI 576951.

3 hours

Music Played

  • André Danican Philidor

    Bouree D'avignonez

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

    • ALIA VOX AV9824.
  • R Strauss (arr. Franz Hasenohrl)

    Till Eulenspiegel - Einmal Anders!

    Performers: The Fibonacci Sequence: Stephen Stirling (horn), Jack Liebeck (violin), Duncan McTier (double bass), Julian Farrell (clarinet), Richard Skinner (bassoon)

    • DEUX-ELLES DXL1122.
  • Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Gioachino Rossini

      William Tell: Overture

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

      • PHILIPS 4880022.
  • Gesualdo

    Tenebrae Responses for Good Friday: Nocturne I - Vinea mea electa

    Performers: Taverner Consort, Andrew Parrott (conductor)

    • SONY SK62977.
  • 9.30am

    • Today's Brainteaser

      Only Connect

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

  • 9.32: Artist of the Week - Jordi Savall

    • Marin Marais

      Alcione Suite No. 4: Chaconne Pour Les Tritons

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

      • ALIA VOX 9842.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Voyevoda, Op. 28

    Performers: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.570568.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    Drake's Drum from Songs of the Sea Op.91 No.1

    Performers: Benjamin Luxon (baritone), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Norman del Mar (conductor)

    • EMI CDM 5651132.
  • Maurice Ravel


    Performers: Angela Hewitt (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA 67341/2.
  • 10.10: Artist of the Week - Jordi Savall

    • Georg Philipp Telemann

      Concerto for Recorder and Bass Viol da Gamba in A minor, TV 52 No. a1

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

      • ALIA VOX 9877.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Ved Rondane

    Performers: Norwegian Soloists' Choir, Grete Pederson (conductor)

    • BIS SACD1661.
  • 10.30: Craig Raine's Choices

    • Igor Stravinsky

      Symphony of Psalms: Alleluia, laudate Dominum

      Performers: Berlin Radio Chorus, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Pierre Boulez (conductor)

      • DG 457 616 .
  • Spohr

    Adagio in F (arr. Johannes Wojciechowski)

    Performers: Karen Geoghegan (bassoon), Philip Edward Fisher (piano)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 10703.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Orchestral Suite No. 4, BWV 1069

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

      • ALIA VOX AVSA9890A+B.
  • Percy Grainger

    Three Scoth Folksongs - 'Will ye gang to the highlands, Leezie Lindsay?'

    Performers: Penelope Thwaites (piano)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 10638(19).
  • 11.30am

    • Jean Sibelius

      Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op. 104

      Performers: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Paavo Berglund (conductor)

      • EMI 5769512 .


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