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Friday - Sarah Walker with Richard Bacon

With Sarah Walker. CD of the Week: Imogen Holst conducts Gustav Holst; Orchestra of the 18th Century; 15 Georgian Pleasures: Haydn: Praise the Lord (The Creation).

9am
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.

10am
Artists of the Week: Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century.

10.30am
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.

11am
18th Century Season: 15 Georgian Pleasures. Suzy Klein talks to conductor Christian Curnyn to introduce
Haydn
The Creation: 'Praise the Lord'
Gabrieli Consort and Players
Paul McCreesh (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Etude in F minor, op.25 no.2

    Performer: Maurizio Pollini.
    • Testament.
  • Gustav Holst

    Fugal Concerto for flute, oboe and strings, Op 40 No 2

    Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Imogen Holst.
    • Lyrita.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Egmont, Op 84 (Overture)

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Decca.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Concerto Grosso in F major, Op 6 No 12

    Orchestra: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Archiv.
  • anon

    Only Connect

    Conductor: anon.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer Night's Dream (Scherzo)

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. Conductor: Frans Brüggen.
    • Glossa.
  • Maurice Ravel

    La Valse

    Performer: Yuja Wang.
    • DG.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    Suite Pastorale (3rd mvt, Sous-bois)

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
    • Chandos.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    St Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (Pt 1, Nos 20-29)

    Singer: Nico van der Meel. Singer: Kristinn Sigmundsson. Singer: Mona Julsrud. Singer: Claudia Schubert. Singer: Ian Bostridge. Singer: Harry van der Kamp. Choir: Netherlands Chamber Choir. Choir: Member of the Boys' Choir of St Bavo Cathedral. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. Conductor: Frans Brüggen.
    • Philips.
  • Michael Thomas

    Harold in Islington

    Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet.
    • Silva.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in E flat major, Op 55 No 2

    Performer: Maria João Pires.
    • DG.
  • Aram Khachaturian

    Sabre Dance (Gayane)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Aram Khachaturian.
    • Decca.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Cinderella, Act 2

    Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra. Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev.
    • DG.
  • Leclair

    Sarabanda, from Deuxieme recreation de musique, op.8

    Performer: The Four Nations Ensemble.
    • EMI.
  • Leclair

    Sarabanda, from Deuxieme recreation de musique, op.8

    Performer: The Four Nations Ensemble.
    • ORCHID.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Only Connect

The connection was Pastoral.

 

The music played:

 

Handel
Pastoral Symphony (Pifa) from Messiah
Tavener Players
Andrew Parrott (director)
VIRGIN CLASSICS VMD5613302

 

Chabrier
Suite Pastorale (2nd mvmt Danse villageoise)
Ulster Orchestra
Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor)
CHANDOS CHAN8852   

 

Beethoven
5th movement Allegretto - Symphony 6 'Pastoral'
London Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink (conductor)
LSO LSO0582    

 

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