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Friday - 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: Schubert: Symphony No 8.

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 - Only Connect.

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

Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D.759 (Unfinished)
Vienna Philharmonic
Carlos Kleiber (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Alfredo Casella

    11 Pezzi infantili, Op. 35 No. 11: Galop final

    Performer: Luca Ballerini.
    • Naxos.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Nabucco: Sinfonia

    Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Decca.
  • Juan Bautista José Cabanilles

    Batalla Imperial

    Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • Alia Vox.
  • Joachim Raff

    Prelude to Shakespeare's The Tempest

    Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Chandos.
  • Various Artists

    Only Connect

    Conductor: anon.
  • Frederick Delius

    On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Teldec.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Symphony in G major, Wq deest Chen: G3

    Orchestra: L’Orfeo Barockorchester. Conductor: Michi Gaigg.
    • CPO.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Zadok the priest, HWV 258

    Choir: The Sixteen. Orchestra: Orchestra. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Coro.
  • Edward Elgar

    Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85

    Performer: Paul Watkins. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Chandos.
  • Leos Janáček

    String Quartet No 2, 'Intimate Letters' (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Pavel Haas Quartet.
    • Supraphon.
  • Claude Debussy

    Feux d'artifice (Preludes, Book 2)

    Orchestrator: Colin Matthews. Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Hallé.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Dance in A flat, Op. 72 No. 16

    Performer: Czech Philharmonic orchestra. Performer: Vaclav Neumann (conductor).
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony No. 8 in B minor 'Unfinished'

    Performer: Franz Schubert.
    • Carlos Kleiber: Shubert, Brahms, Wagner (feat. conductor: Carlos Kleiber).
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 001.
  • Sweelinck

    Die flichtig Nimphae, SwVW 331

    Performer: Robert Woolley (harpsichord).
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Piano Quartet, Op. 15 No. 1: 4th mvt; Allegro molto

    Performer: Kim Kashkashian. Ensemble: Beaux Arts Trio.
    • Philips.

Today’s Brainteaser Answer

Only Connect

The connection was ways of preparing Chicken: Coronation, Kiev and Chasseur.

The music played:

Coronation Ode: Zadok the Priest
Choir of Westminster Abbey
The English Concert
Simon Preston (director)
ARCHIV 410 030 2  

The Great Gate of Kiev (Pictures at an Exhibition)
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Charles Dutoit (conductor)
DECCA 417 299 2  

Le Chasseur Maudit
Philadelphia Orchestra
Riccardo Muti (conductor)
EMI CDC 747 849 2  


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