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Wednesday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including CD of the Week: Carmen-Fantasie, Anne-Sophie Mutter; Artist of the Week: John Ogdon; Sarah's Essential Choice: Sibelius: Symphony No 3.

with Sarah Walker, and her guest, plant pathologist Pippa Greenwood.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Carmen-Fantasie, Anne-Sophie Mutter, DG 437 5442

A daily brainteaser, performances by our Artist of the Week, John Ogdon, and a great Wagner aria as part of Wagner 200.

This is the week of the Chelsea Flower Show, and Sarah Walker's guest is plant pathologist Pippa Greenwood. Pippa is well known through her work on television and radio, and as a journalist. She is a regular presenter on the BBC's Gardeners' World and a panel member of BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time. She also contributes regularly to BBC Gardeners' World magazine, Amateur Gardening, and the Mirror, and writes a regular blog for the BBC Gardeners' World website. Pippa is the author of several gardening books, including The New Gardener (which has sold over a million copies), 1001 Ways to be a Better Gardener, and Flower Gardener, which won a Garden Writers' Guild award in 1998. Her most recent book, The Gardener's Calendar, was published last year.

11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

Sibelius: Symphony No. 3
Mark Elder (conductor)

Stravinsky: Violin Concerto
Arthur Grumiaux (violin)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Ernest Bour (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Fritz Kreisler

    Schön Rosmarin

    Performers: Joshua Bell (violin), Paul Coker (piano)

    • DECCA 444 4091.
  • Fux

    Intrada in C major

    Performers: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

    • CARUS 83308.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Andante for an Organ Cylinder in F major, K.616 (arr. for Wind Quintet)

    Performers: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet

    • BIS CD 1132.
  • 9.20: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Maurice Ravel


      Performers: Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Vienna Philharmonic, James Levine (conductor)

      • DG 437 544-2.
  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser


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

  • 9.32: Artist of the Week - John Ogdon

    • Edward Elgar


      Performers: John Ogdon (piano)

      • EMI CDM 7698892.
  • Alessandro Marcello

    Concerto for Oboe in D minor

    Performers: Il Giardino Armonico

    • WARNER 2564632612.
  • 10.19: Wagner 200

    • Richard Wagner

      Parsifal: "Amfortas! Die Wunde!"

      Performers: Simon O’Neill (tenor), New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Pietari Inkinen (conductor)

      • EMI 4578172.
  • 10.30: Pippa Greenwood's Choices

    • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

      The Tale of Tsar Saltan - Flight of the Bumblebee

      Performers: James Galway (flute), National Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Gerhardt (conductor)

      • RCA RD87778.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Quintet in A, D.667 'Trout': Allegro Vivace

    Performers: Andras Schiff (piano), Hagen String Quartet

    • DECCA 411 9752.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Jean Sibelius

      Symphony No. 3

      Performers: Halle Orchestra, Mark Elder (conductor)

      • HALLE CDHLL7514.
  • 11.38am

    • Igor Stravinsky

      Violin Concerto

      Performers: Arthur Grumiaux (violin), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Ernest Bour (conductor)

      • PHILIPS 442 1362.


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