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Friday - 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: Britten: Simple Symphony.

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

Britten: Simple Symphony
English Chamber Orchestra
Benjamin Britten (conductor)

Franck: Piano Quintet
Cristina Ortiz (piano)
Fine Arts Quartet.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Morley

    Now is the Month of Maying

    Performers: Cambridge Singers, John Rutter (conductor)

  • 9.03: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Giuseppe Tartini

      'Devil's Trill' Sonata in G minor, B.g5

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

      • DG 437 544-2.
  • Dukas arr. Victor Staub

    L'apprenti sorcier

    Performers: Yuja Wang (piano)

    • DG 479 0052.
  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser

      Only Connect

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

  • 9.32: Artist of the Week - John Ogdon

    • Frédéric Chopin

      Nocturne in F, Op. 15 No. 1

      Performers: John Ogdon (piano)

      • IMP PCD 834.
  • Andrea Falconiero

    Corrente detta L'Auellina; Corrente dicha la Cuella; Brando 'Il Spiritillo'; Brando dicho

    Performers: La Ritirata

    • GLOSSA GCD923101.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Song to the Moon (Rusalka)

    Performers: Lucia Popp (soprano), Munich Radio Orchestra, Stefan Soltesz (conductor)

    • EMI 69854.
  • 9.54: Artist of the Week - John Ogdon

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Piano Concerto in A minor

      Performers: John Ogdon (piano), Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner (conductor)

      • DECCA 433 7292.
  • 10.19: Wagner 200

    • Richard Wagner

      Tristan und Isolde: "O sink hernieder…"

      Performers: Isolde: Margaret Price (soprano), Tristan: Rene Kollo (tenor), Staatskapelle Dresden, Carlos Kleiber (conductor)

      • DG 477 5355.
  • Anon.

    A Worcester Ladymass - Sponsa rectoris omnium

    Performers: Trio Medieval

    • ECM 2166.
  • 10.30: Pippa Greenwood's Choices

    • Griffes


      Performers: Sharon Bezaly (flute), Roland Pontinen (piano)

      • BIS CD 1239.
  • Claude Debussy

    Bruyeres (Preludes Book II, No. 5)

    Performers: Noriko Ogawa (piano)

    • BIS CD 1955/56.
  • Leighton Lucas

    Portrait of the Amethyst from the 'Yangtse Incident'

    Performers: BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Rumon Gamba (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 10713.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Benjamin Britten

      Simple Symphony

      Performers: English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten (conductor)

      • DECCA 417 5092.
  • Andrea Falconiero

    La Suave Melodia

    Performers: La Ritirata

    • GLOSSA GCD923101.
  • 11.23am

    • César Franck

      Piano Quintet

      Performers: Christina Ortiz (piano), Fine Arts Quartet

      • NAXOS 8.572009.


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