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Wednesday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including CD of the Week: Mendelssohn Part Songs; Proms Artist Recommends: Paul Watkins; Sarah's Essential Choice: Respighi: Fountains of Rome.

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 Paul Watkins.

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

Respighi: Fountains of Rome
Philadelphia Orchestra
Riccardo Muti (conductor)

3 hours

Music Played

  • Bridge

    La Romanesca (The Pageant of London, H98)

    Performers: BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Richard Hickox (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN10729.
  • 9.01: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Lob des Frühlings; Frühlingslied

      Performers: Netherlands Chamber Choir, Uwe Gronostay (conductor)

      • GLOBE GLO5075.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto 'per la Solennità di S Lorenzo', RV 556

    Performers: Taverner Players, Andrew Parrott (director)

    • EMI CDC 747 700 2.
  • Francaix

    Petit quatuor pour saxophones

    Performers: Rollin’ Phones

    • BIS BIS-CD-466.
  • 9.30am

    • Today's Brainteaser

      Spot the Openings

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

  • Franz von Suppé

    Overture: Pique Dame

    Performers: Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Paray (conductor)

    • MERCURY 434 309 2.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Quartet in E minor

    Performers: Karl Kaiser (flute), Petra Müllejans (violin), Stefan Mühleisen (cello), Hille Perl (viola da gamba), Lee Santana (lute), Torsten Johann (harpsichord)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 902045.
  • 10am: Proms Artists Recommend - Paul Watkins

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Goldberg Variations (Variation 16 – end)

      Performers: Glenn Gould (piano)

      • CBS CD37779.
  • 10.30: Sir Nicolas Bratza's Choices

    • Giuseppe Verdi

      Otello: final scene

      Performers: Otello: Placido Domingo (tenor), Orchestra of the Bastille Opera, Myung Whun Chung (conductor)

      • DG 439 805 2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quintet in G Minor, K.516: Final Adagio – Allegro

    Performers: Amadeus Quartet with Cecil Aronowitz (violin)

    • DG 431 149 2.
  • Cavalli

    Sinfonia from Elena

    Performers: Ensemble Cappella Mediterranea, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon (director)

    • NAÏVE V5286.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Ottorino Respighi

      The Fountains of Rome

      Performers: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa (conductor)

      • DG 415 846 2.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet, Op. 18 No. 4

    Performers: Hagen Quartet

    • DG 459 611 2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Keyboard Concerto in E major, BWV 1053

    Performers: Murray Perahia (piano/conductor), Academy of St Martin in the Fields

    • SONY CLASSICAL SK 89245.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Keyboard Concerto in E major, BWV 1053


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