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Friday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Essential CD of the Week: Weber Overtures; Artists of the Week: the Tallis Scholars; Sarah's Essential Choice: Grainger: The Warriors.

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

Grainger: The Warriors
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Malcolm Wilson, Roderick Elms, Wayne Marshall (pianos)
Simon Rattle (conductor)
EMI 6 97588 2 CD 8 tk 15

Liszt: Sonata in B minor, S178
Paul Lewis (piano).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Percy Grainger

    The Warriors

  • Franz Liszt

    Piano Sonata in B minor

  • Percy Grainger

    The Hunter in his Career

    Performers: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Andrew Davis (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHSA 5121.
  • 9.02: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Carl Maria von Weber

      Overture to Oberon, J306

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

      • BIS-SACD-1760.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Sonata No. 15 in E, Hob XVI:13

    Performers: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 10763.
  • Eduard Strauss

    Fesche Geister, Op. 75

    Performers: Vienna Philharmonic, Willi Boskovsky (conductor)

    • LONDON 455 254-2.
  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser

      Only Connect

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

  • 9.32: Artists of the Week - The Tallis Scholars

    • Eric Whitacre

      Sainte-Chapelle

      Performers: The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)

      • GIMELL.
  • Henry Purcell

    Sonata No. 12 in D (Z801)

    Performers: London Baroque

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMA 1951327.
  • Béla Bartók

    Piano Concerto no.3

    Performers: Andras Schiff (piano), Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer (conductor)

    • WARNER 2564-69967-5.
  • 10.13: Artists of the Week - The Tallis Scholars

    • William Byrd

      Great Service: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis

      Performers: The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)

      • GIMELL CDGIM 011.
  • 10.30: Stephen Venables' Choices

    • Charles‐Marie Widor

      Symphony for organ No. 5, Op. 42 No. 1 in F minor: Toccata

      Performers: Simon Preston (organ)

      • DG 413 438-2.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet in C sharp minor, Op. 131: movements 6 and 7

    Performers: Allegri Quartet

    • NAIM 27.
  • Karol Szymanowski

    4 Studies, op.4 - no.3

    Performers: Martin Roscoe (piano)

    • NAXOS 8.553016.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Percy Grainger

      The Warriors

      Performers: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Malcolm Wilson, Roderick Elms, Wayne Marshall (pianos), Simon Rattle (conductor)

      • EMI 6 97588 2.
  • Antoine Brumel

    Agnus Dei from Missa 'Et ecce terrae motus' ('Earthquake Mass')

    Performers: Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (conductor)

    • GIMELL CDGIM 026.
  • 11.27am

    • Franz Liszt

      Sonata in B minor, S178

      Performers: Paul Lewis (piano)

      • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC901845.

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