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Friday - Sarah Walker with John Humphrys

With Sarah Walker. Including CD of the Week: Beethoven's Bagatelles; Artist of the Week: Pierre Boulez; Sarah's Essential Choice: Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance Marches.

Sarah Walker with her guest, journalist and broadcaster John Humphrys.

9am
A selection of music including Sarah's Essential CD of the Week: Beethoven's Bagatelles performed by Scottish pianist Steven Osborne.

9.30am
Find the Fourth
Take part in today's music-related challenge: hear three pieces of music and identify the missing fourth piece.
Artist of the Week: Pierre Boulez
Throughout the week we explore recordings of the influential French composer and conductor. Sarah showcases his interpretations of 20th-century masters Ravel, Stravinsky, Liszt and Debussy.

10.30am
Sarah is joined by John Humphrys, who shares a selection of his favourite classical music. Currently presenter of BBC Two's Mastermind and BBC Radio 4's flagship news and current affairs programme Today, John is known as a tenacious and forthright interviewer. He talks to Sarah about his award-winning career as a journalist and broadcaster as well as the role classical music has played in his life.

11am
Sarah's Essential Choice
Elgar
Pomp and Circumstance Marches
New Philharmonia Orchestras
Sir John Barbirolli (conductor).

2 hours, 58 minutes

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Alessandro - Overture and Opening Scene

    Ensemble: Armonia Atenea. Conductor: George Petrou. Singer: Max Emanuel Cenčić.
    • DECCA.
  • George Gershwin

    An American in Paris

    Conductor: Leonard Bernstein. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Piano Concerto in G

    Conductor: Pierre Boulez. Performer: Krystian Zimerman. Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra.
    • DG.
  • Max Bruch

    Romance in F for viola and orchestra, Op. 85

    Conductor: Riccardo Chailly. Performer: Janine Jansen. Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.
    • DECCA.
  • Reynaldo Hahn

    Romance in A major

    Performer: Charles Sewart. Performer: Stephen Coombs.
    • Reynaldo Hahn: Chamber Music: Room-Music.
    • Helios.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No. 104

    Conductor: Pierre Boulez. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • VIENNA PHILHARMONIC.
  • Franz Schubert

    Die Post, no.13 from Winterreise, D.911

    Performer: Helmut Deutsch. Singer: Jonas Kaufmann.
    • Schubert Winterreise.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • 13.
  • Edward Elgar

    Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos 2-5

    Conductor: John Barbirolli. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • EMI.
  • Ruggero Leoncavallo

    Mattinata

    Performer: Alexander Markovich. Performer: Sergei Nakariakov.
    • WARNER CLASSICS.
  • Dmitri Shostakovich

    Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102 - II. Andante

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski. Performer: Martin Helmchen.
    • LPO.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    11 Bagatelles Op 119: Nos 1-3 - (G minor Allegretto, C major Andante con moto, D major À l'Allemande)

    Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • HYPERION.
  • Turlough O'Carolan

    Planxty Irwin

    Performer: Jordi Savall. Performer: Andrew Lawrence‐King.
    • ALIA VOX.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Scherzo fantastique

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • DG.

Musical Challenge - Find the Fourth

The music we heard:


Gershwin: Summertime

Beethoven: Violin Sonata in F Op.24 'Spring'

Vivaldi: Concerto ion F Op.8 No.3 RV293 'L'autunno'


The connection is the Seasons


So the missing fourth connection is winter

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