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Monday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. CD of the Week: Viva Verdi: Overtures and Preludes; Artist of the Week: Andrew Davis; Astronomer Carolin Crawford; Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (excerpt).

Sarah's guest in World Space Week, is the astronomer Carolin Crawford. Carolin regularly delivers science outreach presentations to over 4,000 people annually and is a regular in broadcast media, with numerous appearances on programmes such as In Our Time and Home Planet on BBC Radio 4. She is a Fellow and Lecturer at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, as well as Professor of Astronomy at Gresham College, a position in which she delivers free public lectures within the City of London. In 2009 Carolin was recognized for her outstanding abilities by a Women of Outstanding Achievement Award by the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology, presented for "communication of science with a contribution to society."

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Viva Verdi: Overtures and Preludes - Filarmonica della Scala/Riccardo Chailly, DECCA; and at 9.30 our brainteaser - Who's Dancing?

10am
Artist of the Week: Andrew Davis

10.30am
Sarah's guest in World Space Week, is the astronomer Carolin Crawford. Carolin regularly delivers science outreach presentations to over 4,000 people annually and is a regular in broadcast media, with numerous appearances on programmes such as In Our Time and Home Planet on BBC Radio 4. She is a Fellow and Lecturer at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, as well as Professor of Astronomy at Gresham College, a position in which she delivers free public lectures within the City of London. In 2009 Carolin was recognized for her outstanding abilities by a Women of Outstanding Achievement Award by the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology, presented for "communication of science with a contribution to society."

Overflow and notes:
11am
Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (excerpt)
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Burlesque de Quixotte, TWV 55:G10 - Le Couche de Quixotte

    Orchestra: Collegium Musicum 90. Director: Simon Standage.
    • Chaconne.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Aida: Prelude

    Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Decca.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto grosso in D minor, Op. 6 No. 10

    Orchestra: Il Giardino Armonico. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • Decca.
  • anon

    Who's Dancing?

    Conductor: anon.
  • Edward Elgar

    Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Davis.
    • Teldec.
  • Aram Khachaturian

    Gayaneh: Sabre Dance

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Aram Khachaturian.
    • Spartacus / Gayaneh / The Seasons.
    • Decca.
    • 5.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Davis.
    • Teldec.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Variations serieuses, Op. 54

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Sony.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Planets: Saturn

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Adrian Boult.
    • EMI.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto in C minor for oboe, violin and strings, BWV 1060

    Performer: Isaac Stern. Performer: Harold Gomberg. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Sony.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Polonaise brillante in C major, Op. 3

    Performer: Pieter Wispelwey (cello). Performer: Dejan Lazic (piano).
    • CHANNEL CLASSICS.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Un Ballo in Maschera: Act III, scenes 2 & 3

    Singer: Plácido Domingo. Singer: Martina Arroyo. Singer: Reri Grist. Singer: Piero Cappuccilli. Singer: Gwynne Howell. Singer: Richard van Allan. Choir: Royal Opera House Chorus. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • EMI.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Violin Concerto No. 1 in D, Op. 19

    Performer: Julia Fischer. Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra. Conductor: Yakov Kreizberg.
    • Russian Violin Concertos.
    • PentaTone Classics.
    • 4-6.
  • Blow

    Blessed is the man that hath not walked

    Performer: Robin Blaze (alto). Performer: Joseph Cornwell (tenor). Performer: Stephen varcoe (bass). Performer: Stephen Alder (bass). Performer: Winchester Cathedral Choir. Performer: The Parley of Instruments. Performer: David Hill (conductor).
    • HYPERION.

Today’s Brainteaser Answer

Who's Dancing?

Spartacus and Phrygia, from Khachaturian's ballet, Spartacus.

The music played:

Khachaturian
Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
Vienna Philharmonic
Aram Khachaturian (conductor)
DECCA 460 3152 

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