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Friday - Sarah Walker with Fiona Shaw

With Sarah Walker. Including Essential CD of the Week; Artists of the Week: The Borodin Quartet; Guest: Actress Fiona Shaw; 15 Georgian Pleasures: Avison: Concerto grosso No 1.

Sarah Walker with her guest, the actress and director Fiona Shaw.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

Artists of the Week: The Borodin Quartet

23rd April 2014 will mark the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, and Sarah's guest this week is the actress and director, Fiona Shaw. Fiona has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. She notably played the male lead in Richard II, directed by Deborah Warner, and in 2009 she collaborated with Warner again, taking the lead role in Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children. In an article for The Daily Telegraph, Rupert Christiansen described their professional relationship as "surely one of the most richly creative partnerships in theatrical history." Fiona has also worked in film and television, including the American TV show True Blood, and the films My Left Foot, Jane Eyre, Persuasion, and five of the Harry Potter films, in which she played Harry's aunt, Petunia Dursley. As well as acting, she has directed operas, including Vaughan Williams's Riders to the Sea for ENO and Britten's The Rape of Lucretia for the Glyndebourne Tour. Fiona was awarded an honorary CBE in 2001.

18th Century season: 15 Georgian Pleasures
Concerto Grosso No.1
Avison Ensemble
Pavlo Beznosiuk (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Marin Marais

    Alcione: 4th Suite Airs pour les Matelots & les Tritons (Entr'acte Menuet)

    Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • Alia Vox.
  • Georg Muffat

    Missa In Labore Requies - Sanctus

    Ensemble: Cantus Cölln. Ensemble: Concerto Palatino. Conductor: Konrad Junghänel.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise

    Performer: Scott Long. Orchestra: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Donald Runnicles.
    • Telarc.
  • Franz Schubert

    Impromptu No.4 in A flat Op.90 D.899

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Decca.
  • anon

    Only Connect

    Conductor: anon.
  • Anton Webern

    Langsamer Satz

    Ensemble: Borodin Quartet.
    • Onyx.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Konzertstück No 1 in F minor, Op 113

    Performer: Sabine Meyer. Performer: Wolfgang Meyer. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Kenneth Sillito.
    • EMI.
  • Georges Bizet

    Act II quintet (Nous avons un tete une affaire!)

    Singer: François Le Roux. Singer: Ghylaine Raphanel. Singer: Jean Rigby. Singer: Gerard Garino. Singer: Jessye Norman. Orchestra: French National Orchestra. Conductor: Seiji Ozawa.
    • Philips.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Piano Quintet in A Op.5

    Performer: Sviatoslav Richter. Ensemble: Borodin Quartet.
    • Philips.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Theodora (end)

    Performer: Dawn Upshaw (soprano). Performer: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (mezzo soprano). Performer: David Daniels (counter tenor). Performer: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Performer: Glyndebourne Chorus. Performer: William Christie (conductor).
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Symphony No 5 in D major (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
  • Johann Pachelbel

    Partita No.1 in C minor - movt 4

    Performer: Marta Rabian (cimbalom). Performer: Imre Kovacs Jr (flute). Performer: Bela Sztankovits (guitar).
  • Avison

    Concerto Grosso No.1

    Performer: Avison Ensemble. Performer: Pavlo Beznosiuk (director).
  • Jean Sibelius

    Pelleas et Melisande: Incidental Music, Op. 46 (1905)

    Orchestra: BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • DG.
  • Rachmaninov


    Performer: Borodin Quartet.
    • ONYX.


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