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Monday - Sarah Walker with Miranda Seymour

With Sarah Walker. Includes Essential CD of the Week: Choral Music from the Renaissance and Baroque; Artist of the Week; Miranda Seymour; Bach: Cantata (Ich hatte viel Bekummernis).

Sarah Walker with her guest, the novelist and biographer Miranda Seymour.

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Choral music from the Renaissance and Baroque with the Cambridge Singers and La Nuova Musica under John Rutter. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30 - today, Who's Dancing?

10am
Artist of the Week: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

10.30am
Sarah's guest this week is the novelist and biographer, Miranda Seymour. Biographies by Miranda include the lives of Ottoline Morrell, Mary Shelley, Virginia Cherrill (Chaplin's Girl), Hellé Nice (Bugatti Queen), Henry James (A Ring of Conspirators) and Robert Graves (about whom she also wrote a novel, The Telling, and a radio play, Sea Music). In My Father's House won the 2008 Pen Ackerley Memoir of the Year prize and was selected as a New York Times Book of the Year. Miranda's latest book - Noble Endeavours: Stories from England; Stories from Germany - was published earlier this year.

11am
Bach
Cantata BWV21, 'Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis'
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in C Major, K 72: Allegro

    • Alexandre Tharaud plays Scarlatti.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 003.
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Exsultate Deo

    Choir: The Cambridge Singers. Conductor: John Rutter.
    • Collegium.
  • Robert Schumann

    Genoveva (Overture)

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Decca.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Sonata No. 34 in D major, Hob. XVI: 33

    Performer: Emanuel Ax.
    • Sony.
  • anon

    Who's Dancing?

    Conductor: anon.
  • Dmitry Bortniansky

    Cherubic Hymn no.7

    Choir: Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor. Conductor: Paul Hillier.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in C major for 2 violins, RV 508

    Performer: Riccardo Minasi. Performer: Dmitry Sinkovsky. Orchestra: Il Pomo d’Oro. Director: Dmitry Sinkovsky.
    • Naive.
  • Dmitri Kabalevsky

    Romeo and Juliet: Lyrical Dance

    Orchestra: Moscow Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Vasily Jelakov.
    • Naxos.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Danse Roumaine

    Performer: Roberto Prosseda (piano). Performer: Orchestra della Svizzera italiana. Performer: Howard Shelley (conductor).
    • HYPERION.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Vespers (three excerpts)

    Choir: Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor. Conductor: Paul Hillier.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat major, K 495

    Performer: Roger Montgomery. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Director: Margaret Faultless.
    • Signum.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Dolly Suite: Berceuse

    Performer: Amsterdam Guitar Trio.
    • RCA.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, 'The Trout' - 4th movement, Theme and Variations

    Performer: Thomas Adès. Performer: Corina Belcea. Performer: Krzysztof Chorzelski. Performer: Alasdair Tait. Performer: Corin Long.
    • EMI.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection': Conclusion

    Singer: Miah Persson. Singer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Orchestra: Philharmonia. Choir: Philharmonia Chorus. Conductor: Benjamin Zander.
    • Linn.
  • Wesley

    Wash me throughly from my wickedness

    Performer: Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge. Performer: Jason Cobb (treble). Performer: John Challenger (organ). Performer: Andrew Nethsingha (conductor).
    • CHANDOS.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata BWV 21 'Ich hatte viel Bekummernis'

    Singer: Greta de Reyghere. Singer: René Jacobs. Singer: Christoph Prégardien. Singer: Peter Lika. Choir: Netherlands Chamber Choir. Orchestra: La Petite Bande. Conductor: Sigiswald Kuijken.
    • Virgin.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Le Francs-Juges Overture, Op. 3

    Performer: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Andrew Davis (conductor).
    • CHANDOS.

Today's Brainteaser Answer

Who's Dancing? The town's folk from Prokofiev’s ballet Romeo and Juliet, as the streets come alive in the Morning Dance.

The music played:

Prokofiev
Romeo and Juliet - Morning Dance  
London Symphony Orchestra
André Previn (conductor)
EMI CDS 7490128

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