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Monday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including CD of the Week: Mendelssohn Part Songs; Proms Artist Recommends: Vilde Frang; Sarah's Essential Choice: Strauss: Divertimento (after F Couperin).

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Mendelssohn Part Songs, Netherlands Chamber Choir, GLOBE GLO5075, and at 9.30 our daily brainteaser.

A new feature for the 2013 Proms Season: 'Proms Artist Recommends'.
An artist performing later today in the BBC Proms recommends three musical works, and on Essential Classics we'll play one of those pieces around 10am. Today's artist is violinist Vilde Frang, ahead of her performance in the first of the Proms Chamber Music concerts this lunchtime.

Sarah's guest this week is the lawyer and former President of the European Court of Human Rights, Sir Nicolas Bratza. Among his many positions, Sir Nicolas is a member of the Advisory Council and former Vice-Chairman of the British Institute of Human Rights, a member of the Advisory Board of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and a member of the Editorial Board of the European Human Rights Law Review.

Sarah's Essential Choice

R Strauss: Divertimento "after Couperin", Op. 86
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Poulenc: Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano
Pascal Rogé (piano)
Maurice Bourgue (oboe)
Amaury Wallez (bassoon).

3 hours

Music Played

  • François Couperin

    Tanzsuite: March (arr. R Strauss)

    Performers: Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Hiroshi Wakasugi (conductor)

    • DENON CO 76366.
  • 9.02: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Im Grünen, Op. 59 No. 1; Die Nachtigall, Op. 59 No. 4

      Performers: Netherlands Chamber Choir, Uwe Gronostay (conductor)

      • GLOBE GLO5075.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Symphony in D major, Wq 176

    Performers: CPE Bach Chamber Orchestra, Hartmut Haenchen (conductor)

    • SONY CLASSICAL SK 48062.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Fantasy on Polish Airs, Op. 13

    Performers: Eldar Nebolsin (piano), Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Antoni Wit (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.572335.
  • 9.30am

    • Today's Brainteaser

      Who's Dancing?

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

  • Enzina

    Folia: Hoy comamos y bebamos

    Performers: Jordi Savall (viola da gamba), Michael Behringer (keyboard)

    • ALIA VOX AV9805.
  • Joaquín Rodrigo

    Concierto de Aranjuez

    Performers: Julian Bream (guitar), The Monteverdi Orchestra, Michael Winfield (cor anglais), John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • RCA GD86525.
  • 10am: Proms Artists Recommend - Vilde Frang

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, BWV 1048

      Performers: Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini (director)

      • NAÏVE OP30412.
  • William Walton

    Suite from Henry V (adapted Muir Matheison)

    Performers: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton (conductor)

    • LONDON 448 134 2.
  • 10.30: Sir Nicolas Bratza's Choices

    • Johannes Brahms

      Gestillte Sehnsucht

      Performers: Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano), Bengt Forsberg (piano)

      • DG 429 727 2.
  • Jean Sibelius

    The Swan of Tuonela, Op. 22 No. 2

    Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra, Paavo Berglund (conductor)

    • EMI CDC 747 484 2.
  • Robert Schumann

    Kreisleriana op 16 no 3

    Performers: Imogen Cooper (piano)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 10755.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Richard Strauss

      Divertimento 'after Couperin', Op. 86

      Performers: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

      • DG 435 871 2.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Trio for piano, oboe and bassoon

    Performers: Pascal Roge (piano), Maurice Bourgue (oboe), Amaury Wallez (bassoon)

    • DECCA 421 581 2.
  • Corbett

    Alla Genouese from Bizzarie Universali

    Performers: European Community Baroque Orchestra, Roy Goodman (violin/conductor)

  • Francis Poulenc

    Trio for piano, oboe and bassoon


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