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Tuesday - Sarah Walker with Shami Chakrabarti

With Sarah Walker. CD of the Week: Verdi Preludes, Overtures and Ballet Music; Imperfect Harmony; Artists of the Week: Hagen Quartet; Shami Chakrabarti; Schumann: Violin Concerto.

With Sarah Walker and her guest, human rights campaigner Shami Chakrabarti.

A selection of music including Sarah's Essential CD of the Week: Verdi's Preludes, Overtures and Ballet Music performed by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

Imperfect Harmony
Take part in our daily musical challenge: Take part in our daily musical challenge: Two pieces of music altered in some way. What are the pieces?

Artists of the Week: The Hagen Quartet, an Austrian group long admired for their collaborative spirit, quality of sound and range of recordings. Sarah will showcase music ranging from Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven to Hugo Wolf.

Sarah is joined by Shami Chakrabarti, who shares some of her favourite classical music. Director of the British advocacy organisation Liberty since 2003, Shami Chakrabarti is a leading human rights campaigner. She talks to Sarah about her career as well as the role classical music has played in her life.

Sarah's Essential Choice
Violin Concerto
Thomas Zehetmair (violin)
Christoph Eschenbach (conductor)

3 hours

Music Played

  • George Butterworth

    Banks of Green Willow

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • DECCA.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude No.1 in C BWV846

    Performer: Glenn Gould.
    • SONY.
  • George Frideric Handel

    King Arthur - Suite (Come if you dare)

    Performer: Alison Balsom. Orchestra: The English Concert.
    • EMI.
  • Robert Schumann

    Von fremden Landern und Menschen

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • DG.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Overture to 'Stiffelio'

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Edward Downes.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude

    Gigue, BuxWV 121

    Orchestra: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra.
  • Robert Schumann

    Violin Concerto

    Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach. Performer: Thomas Zehetmair. Orchestra: Philharmonia.
    • TELDEC.
  • Franz Schubert

    Quartet for Strings No. 10 in E flat major, D.87/Op. 125 No. 1

    Ensemble: Hagen Quartett.
    • DG.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    Sonata representativa (Musketier-Marsch)

    Performer: Andrew Manze. Performer: Nigel North. Performer: John Toll.
    • Biber: Violin Sonatas: Romanesca.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 16.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quartet in G major, K 80

    Ensemble: Hagen Quartett.
    • DG.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

    • DG.
  • Anders Koppel

    Concerto for Aluphone - excerpt

    Orchestra: Odense Symfoniorkester. Performer: Evelyn Glennie. Conductor: Marc Soustrot.
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Tu es Petrus - motet for 6 voices [1572]

    Choir: Choir of Westminster Abbey. Conductor: James OʼDonnell.
    • The Feast of Saint Peter the Apostle at Westminster Abbey: Quinney/O'Donnell.
    • Hyperion.
    • 13.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Dance of the Tumblers - The Snow Maiden

    Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev. Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra.
    • Pentatone.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Andante Festivo

    Conductor: Neeme Järvi. Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.
    • BIS.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Flute Concerto in D major, RV 431a, 'Il gran mogol'

    Performer: Katy Bircher. Orchestra: La Serenissima. Director: Adrian Chandler.
    • AVIE.


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