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Monday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Essential CD of the Week: Weber Overtures; Artists of the Week: the Tallis Scholars; Sarah's Essential Choice: Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No 1.

with Sarah Walker, and her guest, mountaineer Stephen Venables.

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Weber Overtures performed by the Tapiola Sinfonietta conducted by Jean-Jacques Kantorow.

9.30-10.30am
A daily brainteaser, and performances by our Artists of the Week, the Tallis Scholars.

10.30am
In the week that marks the 50th Anniversary of Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay becoming the first men to reach the summit of Mount Everest, Sarah Walker?s guest is the mountaineer, writer, broadcaster and public speaker, Stephen Venables, the first Briton to climb Everest without supplementary oxygen. He reached the summit alone, after climbing with a small American-Canadian team, by a new route up the gigantic Kangshung Face.

Everest was a thrilling highlight in a career which has taken Stephen right through the Himalaya, from Afghanistan to Tibet, making first ascents of many previously unknown mountains. His adventures have also taken him to the Rockies, the Andes, the Antarctic island South Georgia, and East and South Africa.

The stories of these travels have enthralled Stephen?s lecture audiences in theatres, schools and university clubs and at corporate conferences all over the world. He has also appeared in television documentaries for BBC, ITV and National Geographic, presented for Radio 4 and appeared in the IMAX movie Shackleton?s Antarctic Adventure.

11am: Sarah?s Essential Choice

Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No.1
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday?s CD Review

Mendelssohn: String Quartet No.3 in D, Op.44 No.1
Talich Quartet.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Contrapunctus IX alla Duodecima, from The Art of Fugue

    Performers: Charles Rosen (piano)

    • SONY SB2K63231.
  • 9.02: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Carl Maria von Weber

      Jubel-Overture, J245

      Performers: Tapiola Sinfonietta, Jean-Jacques Kantorow (conductor)

      • BIS-SACD-1760.
  • William Byrd

    Prevent us, O Lord - anthem for 5 voices

    • The Tallis Scholars Sing William Byrd.
    • Gimell.
    • 4.
  • 9.10: Artists of the Week - The Tallis Scholars

    • Gilles Binchois

      De plus en plus

      Performers: The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)

      • GIMELL CDGIM 035.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Capriccio Italien, Op. 45

    Performers: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariss Jansons (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 8460.
  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser: Who's Dancing?

      'Ombra leggiera' ('The Shadow Song'), from Dinorah, Act 2

      Composer: Meyerbeer Performers: Natalie Dessay (soprano), Orchestra Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Patrick Fournillier (conductor)

      • VIRGIN 699 4690.
  • Myslivecek

    Symphony in F for 2 horns, 2 oboes and strings

    Performers: Concerto Koln, Werner Ehrhardt (conductor)

    • ARCHIV 479 1045.
  • 9.50: Artists of the Week - The Tallis Scholars

    • Thomas Tallis

      Absterge Domine

      Performers: The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)

      • GIMELL CDGIM 203.
  • Franz Liszt

    Reminiscences de Robert le Diable de Meyerbeer, S413

    Performers: Earl Wild (piano)

    • VANGUARD 08 4035.
  • 10.08:

    • Jarvis Sheppard

      Media vita in morte sumus

      Performers: The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)

      • GIMELL CDGIM 210.
  • 10.30: Stephen Venables' Choices

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      'O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden' (O sacred head sore wounded), from St Matthew Passion, BWV

      Performers: Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

      • ARCHIV 469 769-2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sanctus, from Mass in B Minor, BWV 232

    Performers: Tavener Consort and Players, Andrew Parrott (conductor)

    • VIRGIN 5 62068 2.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15: 3rd movement

    Performers: Clifford Curzon (piano), London Symphony Orchestra, George Szell (conductor)

    • DECCA 478 4545.
  • 11am:

    • Karol Szymanowski

      Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35

      Performers: The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review

  • 11.32am

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      String Quartet No. 3 in D, Op. 44 No. 1

      Performers: Talich Quartet

      • LA DOLCE VOLTA LDV 115.7.
  • William Byrd

    Prevent Us O Lord

    Performers: Tallis Scholars

    • GIMELL CDGIM 208.

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