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Live at Southbank Centre: Sarah Walker with Jude Kelly

With Sarah Walker. CD of the Week: Brahms: Hungarian Dances; Brainteaser; Guest: Southbank Centre artistic director Jude Kelly; Essential Choice: Verdi: Requiem (excerpts).

Live at Southbank Centre with Sarah Walker and her guest, the centre's Artistic Director, Jude Kelly.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Brahms - Hungarian Dances - The Labeques, DECCA. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

Artists of the Week: a selection of recordings from Southbank Centre's four resident orchestras - London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the London Sinfonietta.

Sarah's guest this week is Southbank Centre's current Artistic Director, Jude Kelly OBE. Jude has directed over 100 productions, including the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre, the English National Opera, at the Châtelet in Paris and in the West End. Among her many successes as a director, her production of Singin' in the Rain transferred twice to the Royal National Theatre and was awarded the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production in 2001. She directed Sir Ian McKellen in The Seagull and The Tempest, Patrick Stewart in Othello, Dawn French in When We Are Married, and the English National Opera in The Elixir of Love and On the Town. More recently, she directed several works by Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco Peña, as well as a production of Bernstein's Mass at the Royal Festival Hall. In 2006, Jude was named No. 8 in "Theatreland's top 100 players" by The Independent newspaper, and in 2013 she was assessed as one of the 100 most powerful women in the UK by Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4.

Sarah's Essential Choice
Requiem e Kyrie; Sequenza - Dies irae (Messa da Requiem)
Angela Gheorghiu (soprano)
Daniela Barcellona (mezzo-soprano)
Saraherto Alagna (tenor)
Julian Konstantinov (bass)
Eric Ericson Chamber Choir
Swedish Radio Chorus
Orfeon Donostiarra
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Claudio Abbado (conductor)

Radio 3 is broadcasting live from a pop-up studio at London's Southbank Centre all day every day for the last two weeks of March. If you're in the area, visit the Radio 3 studio and performance space in the Royal Festival Hall Riverside Café to listen to Radio 3, ask questions and enjoy the special events.

3 hours

Music Played

  • anon

    Today's Brainteaser - Who's Singing

    Singer: anon.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg concerto no. 2 (BWV.1047) in F major [complete]

    Conductor: Andrew Parrott. Ensemble: Taverner Players.
    • J. S. Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos: Taverner Players/Parrott.
    • EMI.
    • 5.
  • Amy Beach

    Romance for violin and piano

    Performer: Paul Barritt. Performer: James Lisney.
    • CD1245.
    • BIS.
    • 9.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dances Nos. 21, 2 & 19

    Performer: Katia & Marielle Labèque.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Dame Ethel Smyth

    March of the Women

    Singer: Eiddwen Harrhy. Ensemble: Plymouth Festival Orchestra and Chorus. Conductor: Philip Brunelle.
    • EMI.
  • Claude Debussy


    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini. Choir: Philharmonia Chorus.
  • Edward Elgar

    Cello Concerto: 1st movement

    Performer: Jacqueline du Pré. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • EMI.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in D flat major, Op 27 No 2

    Performer: Nelson Freire.
    • Nelson Freire: Chopin, The Nocturnes.
    • Decca.
    • 8.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Concerto No.2 in E flat, K.417

    Performer: Dennis Brain. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • EMI.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Capriccio Espagnol

    Orchestra: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Kondrashin.
    • RCA.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Gaite parisienne (Overture)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • DG.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Requiem e Kyrie (Requiem)

    Singer: Angela Gheorghiu. Singer: Daniela Barcellona. Singer: Roberto Alagna. Singer: Julian Konstantinov. Choir: Eric Ericsons Kammarkör. Choir: Radiokören. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado. Choir: Orfeón Donostiarra.
    • EMI.
  • Richard Wagner

    Parsifal: Good Friday Music

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Adrian Boult.
    • CZS575389-2.
    • EMI.
    • 5.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Who's Singing?

Lohengrin was singing.

The music was:


"Mein lieber Schwann" (Lohengrin)

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)

Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Claudio Abbado (conductor)

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