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Friday - Sarah Walker with Camila Batmanghelidjh

With Sarah Walker. Includes CD of the Week: Amy Beach: Piano Music, with Kirsten Johnson; Artist of the Week: Angela Hewitt; Sarah's Essential Choice: Raff: Symphony No 10.

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.

Mapping the Music
Take part in the daily musical challenge and identify the place associated with a well known work.

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 the programme explores recordings of the acclaimed British/Canadian pianist.

Sarah's Essential Choice
Symphony No. 10 in F minor, Op. 213 'Zur Herbstzeit'
Hungarian Philharmonic Orchestra
Werner Andreas Albert (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Essential CD of the week

    • Amy Beach

      Three Pianoforte Pieces Op. 128 - Scherzino

      Performer: Kirsten Johnson.
      • GUILD.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Scherzo in D minor

    Conductor: Mariss Jansons. Orchestra: St. Petersburg New Philharmony Orchestra.
    • EMI.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Lensky's Aria No. 17 from 'Eugen Onegin'

    Performer: Mischa Maisky. Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • DG.
  • François Couperin

    Trio Sonata 'La Superbe'

    Ensemble: Gli Incogniti.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Essential CD of the week

    • Amy Beach

      Improvisations Op. 148 - Nos 4 and 5

      Performer: Kirsten Johnson.
      • GUILD.
  • Johann Stamitz

    Clarinet Concerto in B flat

    Ensemble: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Director: Iona Brown. Performer: Sabine Meyer.
    • EMI.
  • Rodgers

    Oklahoma! 'People will say we're in love'

    Performer: Sierra Boggess. Performer: Julian Ovenden. Performer: John Wilson Orchestra. Performer: John Wilson (conductor).
    • EMI.
  • Jerome Kern

    Harlem Boogie-Woogie

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta.
    • ANGEL.
  • Camila Batmanghelidjh's Choice

    • Carl Nielsen

      Aladdin Suite

      Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt.
      • DECCA.
  • Sarah's choice for Camila Batmanghelidjh

    • Maurice Ravel

      Ma Mere L'oye - Petit Poucet

      • DG.
  • Richard Strauss

    Sextet (Capriccio)

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt.
    • Richard Strauss: Rosenkavalier Waltzes: Gewandhausorchester/Blomstedt.
    • Decca.
  • Artist of the Week: Angela Hewitt

    • Joseph Haydn

      Piano Sonata in E flat Hob XVI:52

      Performer: Angela Hewitt.
      • HYPERION.
  • Edward C. Bairstow

    Blessed city, heavenly Salem vers. for chorus and organ

    Performer: Robert Quinney. Conductor: Harry Christophers. Choir: The Sixteen.
    • A New Heaven, The Sixteen.
    • UCJ.
    • 5.
  • Essential Choice

    • Joachim Raff

      Symphony No. 10 in F minor, Op. 213 'Zur Herbstzeit'

      Orchestra: Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Urs Schneider.
      • MARCO POLO.
  • John Ireland

    A Downland Suite for brass band, [complete]

    Ensemble: London Collegiate Brass. Conductor: James Stobart.
    • Walton/Tippett/Britten/Ireland: London Collegiate Brass/Stobart.
    • CRD.
  • Artist of the Week: Angela Hewitt

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      The Well-tempered Clavier Book 1: Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C BWV846

      Performer: Angela Hewitt.
      • HYPERION.

Musical Challenge - Mapping the Music



The music played:
Richard Rodgers
Oklahoma! ‘Overture’ and ‘Main Title’
John Wilson Orchestra
John Wilson (conductor)


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