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Thursday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. CD of the Week: Viva Verdi: Overtures and Preludes; Artist of the Week: Andrew Davis; Astronomer Carolin Crawford; Essential Choice: Mozart: Symphony No 38.

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 am I?

Artist of the Week: Andrew Davis

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."

Sarah's Essential Choice

Mozart: Symphony No. 38 'Prague', K.504
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Charles Mackerras (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sinfonia in G major, BWV 797

    Performer: Dmitry Sitkovetsky. Performer: Yuri Zhislin. Performer: Luigi Piovano.
    • Nimbus Alliance.
  • Franz Liszt

    Mephisto Waltz

    Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Paray.
    • Mercury Living Presence.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Alzira (Overture)

    Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Decca.
  • Paul Dukas

    The Sorceror's Apprentice

    Music Arranger: Victor Staub. Performer: Yuja Wang.
    • Fantasia.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 012.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    O clap your hands together

    Choir: Stile Antico.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Bacchanale (Samson et Dalila)

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Beecham.
    • EMI.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Rondo, Op. 94

    Performer: Jean‐Guihen Queyras. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Richard Wagner

    Die Walkure: Act III conclusion "Loge, hor! Lausche hierher!"; Magic Fire Music

    Singer: Thomas Stuart. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • DG.
  • Michael Tippett

    Fantasia concertante on a Theme of Corelli

    Conductor: Andrew Davis. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
    • Teldec.
  • Enescu

    Concert Piece for viola and piano

    Performer: Maxim Rysanov (viola). Performer: Evelyn Chang (piano).
    • AVIE.
  • Ferdinand Hérold

    Clog Dance (La fille mal gardée)

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
    • EMI.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53

    Singer: Kathleen Ferrier. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Choir: London Philharmonic Choir. Conductor: Clemens Krauss.
    • Naxos.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in G, K.146

    Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (piano).
    • SONY.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No. 38, K.504 'Prague'

    Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Linn.

Today’s Brainteaser Answer

Who am I?

Wotan, King of the Gods, also the God of light, air and wind, and sung by a bass-baritone in Wagner’s Ring Cycle.


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