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Tuesday - Sarah Walker with Richard Bacon

With Sarah Walker. CD of the Week: Imogen Holst conducts Gustav Holst; Artists of the Week: Orchestra of the 18th Century; 15 Georgian Pleasures: Porpora: Alto giove (Polifemo).

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Imogen Holst conducts Gustav Holst, English Chamber Orchestra: LYRITA SRCD223. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

Artists of the Week: Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century.

Sarah's guest this week is the charismatic and versatile radio and television presenter, Richard Bacon. After a spell on Blue Peter, he went on to co-present Channel 4's Big Breakfast. He has also presented Top of the Pops, and has guest-presented The Wright Stuff and This Morning, as well as radio drive-time shows on Xfm and Capital FM. He currently hosts the mid-afternoon slot on Radio 5 Live, and the ITV daytime game show, Show Me the Telly.

Richard admits to being a novice when it comes to classical music, but is eager to discover more about it. So, he's asking listeners from Radio 5Live and Radio 3 to suggest works that would help him on his musical journey.

18th Century Season: 15 Georgian Pleasures
Polifemo: "Alto giove"
Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor)
Venice Baroque Orchestra
Andrea Marcon (director).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Contredanse (Zoroastre)

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. Conductor: Frans Brüggen.
    • Glossa.
  • Gustav Holst

    Brook Green Suite

    Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Imogen Holst.
    • Lyrita.
  • Johann Christian Bach

    Sinfonia concertante in A for violin, cello, 2 oboes, strings and b.c., WC34

    Performer: Stephan Schardt. Performer: Joachim Fiedler. Orchestra: Musica Antiqua Köln. Conductor: Reinhard Goebel.
    • Archiv.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Valse triste, op.44 no.1

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • RCA.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in E, K135

    • ONDINE.
  • Joseph Haydn

    The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross (Sonata 1)

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. Conductor: Frans Brüggen.
    • Glossa.
  • Benjamin Britten, Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, James Lancelot, Philip Ledger & Rory Phillips

    Te Deum in C major

    • Decca.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in B flat, K248

    Performer: Pierre Hantai (harpsichord).
    • ASTREE.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Suite from Nais

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. Conductor: Frans Brüggen.
    • Glossa.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • Decca.
  • Luciano Berio

    Sinfonia: 3rd movement

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Decca.
  • Franz Liszt

    'Einst', S332

    Performer: Brigitte Fassbaender (contralto). Performer: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano).
    • DG.
  • Nicola Porpora

    'Alto giove', from Polifemo

    Performer: Philippe Jaroussky (Acis - countertenor). Performer: Venice Baroque Orchestra. Performer: Andrea Marcon (director).
  • Jean Françaix

    L'horloge de flore

    Performer: John de Lancie. Conductor: André Previn. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • BMG.
  • William Byrd

    The Great Service - Nunc dimittis

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Conductor: Peter Phillips.
    • Gimell.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Soldier's Tale

    Performer: Dimitri Ashkenazy. Performer: Alan Brind. Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Decca.

Today's Brainteaser Answer: Originally written for...

The piece was originally written for harpsichord.

The music was

Scarlatti arr. Rattya

Sonata in E, K.135

Performed by Janne Rattya (classical accordian)



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