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Monday - Sarah Walker with Camila Batmanghelidjh

With Sarah Walker. Including CD of the Week: Amy Beach: Piano Music, with Kirsten Johnson; Artist of the Week: Angela Hewitt; Sarah's Essential Choice: Shostakovich: Symphony No 8.

Discover definitive recordings of the greatest classical music with your trusted guide, Sarah Walker. This week her guest is Camila Batmanghelidjh.

A selection of music including Sarah's Essential CD of the Week: Amy Beach's Piano Music performed by Kirsten Johnson.

Recording Rewind
Take part in today's music-related challenge and identify a piece of music played backwards.

Sarah is joined by children's campaigner and psychotherapist Camila Batmanghelidjh, who shares a selection of her favourite classical music. Camila is best known as the founder and director of Kids Company, a charity providing support to vulnerable children and young people.

Artist of the Week: Angela Hewitt
Throughout the week we explore recordings of the acclaimed British/Canadian pianist.

Today's Essential Choice is taken from the Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.
Symphony No. 8.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Jazz Suite No.2 - Little Polka

    Conductor: Riccardo Chailly. Orchestra: Concertgebouw Orchestra.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Three dances from The Bartered Bride: Polka - moderato

    Conductor: George Szell. Orchestra: The Cleveland Orchestra.
    • Sony.
  • CD Set of the Week

    • Amy Beach

      Valse Caprice Op 4

      Performer: Kirsten Johnson.
      • Guild.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Quartet No. 12 in C minor ‘Quartettsatz’

    Ensemble: Hagen Quartett.
    • DG.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Canzon duodecimi toni à 8 (Sacrae symphoniae, 1597)

    Ensemble: Oltremontano. Director: Wim Becu.
    • Accent.
  • anon

    Recording Rewind

  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Médée (ballet music)

    Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants. Conductor: William Christie.
    • Erato.
  • anon

    Recording Rewind

  • Vincenzo Bellini

    Oboe Concerto in E flat major

    Performer: Rolf Smedvig. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Jahja Ling.
    • Telarc.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Finlandia Op.26

    Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy. Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra.
    • Decca.
  • Camila Batmanghelidjh's Choice No. 1

    • Viola Tunnard

      Songs from Friday Afternoons Op. 7 - Cuckoo

      Choir: Choir of Downside School, Purley. Conductor: Benjamin Britten.
      • DECCA.
  • Camila Batmanghelidjh's Choice No. 2

    • Richard Wagner

      Parsifal Act 1 - Prelude

      Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
      • TELDEC.
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Alma Redemptoris mater - motet for 4 voices [SSSA] [1581]

    Choir: Choir of New College Oxford. Performer: Anna Noakes. Conductor: Edward Higginbottom.
    • Nativitas, A celebration of peace: Choir of New College, Oxford/Higginbottom.
    • Erato.
    • 3.
  • Artist of the Week: Angela Hewitt

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Italian Concerto in F, BWV 971

      Performer: Angela Hewitt.
      • Hyperion.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Concerto No 3 in E flat major, K 447

    Performer: Alessio Allegrini. Orchestra: Orchestra Mozart. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Mozart: Horn Concertos: Allegrini/Orchestra Mozart/Claudio Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 6-8.
  • Essential Choice (Building a Library Recommendation)

    • Dmitri Shostakovich

      Symphony No.10 in E minor, Op.93

      Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
      • CHANDOS.
  • Artist of the Week: Angela Hewitt

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645

      Performer: Angela Hewitt. Transcriber: Wilhelm Kempff.
      • Hyperion.

Musical Challenge - Recording Rewind

The answer:

Finlandia Op.26       
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor)


  • Mon 13 Oct 2014 09:00

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