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Thursday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Essential CD of the Week: Weber Overtures; Artists of the Week: the Tallis Scholars; Sarah's Essential Choice: Kodaly: String Quartet No 2, Op 10.

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

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

A daily brainteaser, and performances by our Artists of the Week, the Tallis Scholars.

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

Kodaly: String Quartet no.2, op.10
Hagen String Quartet
DG E4196012 tks 5?6

Berlioz: Les Nuits d'été, op.7
Régine Crespin (mezzo soprano)
Orchestra of the Swiss Romande
Ernest Ansermet (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Zoltán Kodály

    String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10

  • Hector Berlioz

    Les Nuits d'ete, Op. 7

  • Francesco Canova da Milano


    Performers: Paul O'Dette (lute)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 907557.
  • 9.02: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Carl Maria von Weber

      Overture and marches from Turandot, J75

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

      • BIS-SACD-1760.
  • 9.07: Artists of the Week - The Tallis Scholars

    • Gesualdo

      Maria, mater gratiae

      Performers: The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)

      • GIMELL CDGIM 212.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto in G, BWV 973 (after Vivaldi)

    Performers: Sophie Yates (harpsichord)

    • CHACONNE CHAN 0796.
  • Frederick Delius

    The Walk to the Paradise Garden

    Performers: Hallé, Mark Elder (conductor)

    • HALLE CD HLL 7503.
  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser

      What am I?

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

  • Wagenseil

    Sinfonia in D

    Performers: Camerata Bern, Thomas Füri (conductor)

    • ARCHIV 477 9990.
  • 9.42: Artists of the Week - The Tallis Scholars

    • Josquin des Prez

      Missa Ave Maris Stella: Gloria

      Performers: The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)

      • GIMELL CDGIM 044.
  • Griffes

    Three Tone-Pictures, Op. 5

    Performers: Garrick Ohlsson (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA67907.
  • Kreutzer

    Violin Concerto no.17 in G - 3rd mvt: Rondo

    Performers: Axel Strauss (violin), San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra, Andrew Mogrelia (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.570380.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Fantasy in C minor, K.475

    Performers: Andreas Staier (fortepiano by Monika May, Marburg, 1986; after Anton Walter, Vienna, c.1785)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMG 508388.89.
  • 10.18: Artists of the Week - The Tallis Scholars

    • Brumel

      Missa 'Et ecce terrae motus': Gloria

      Performers: The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)

      • GIMELL CDGIM 026.
  • 10.30: Stephen Venables' Choices

    • Giacomo Puccini

      Madama Butterfly: final scene

      Performers: Mirella Freni (soprano – Butterfly), Luciano Pavarotti (tenor – Pinkerton), Vienna Philharmonic, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

      • DECCA 415 577-2.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Violin Sonata in G, Op. 78: 1st movement

    Performers: Josef Suk (violin), Julius Katchen (piano)

    • DECCA 466 393-2.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Zoltán Kodály

      String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10

      Performers: Hagen String Quartet

      • DG 419 601-2.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in E, op.62 no.2

    Performers: Claudio Arrau (piano)

    • PHILIPS 416 440-2.
  • 11.27am

    • Hector Berlioz

      Les Nuits d'été, Op. 7

      Performers: Régine Crespin (mezzo-soprano), Orchestra of the Swiss Romande, Ernest Ansermet (conductor)

      • DECCA 475 7712.


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