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Wednesday - Sarah Walker with AC Grayling

With Sarah Walker. CD of the Week: The Chamber Music of Malcolm Arnold; Artist of the Week: New York Philharmonic; Sarah's Essential Choice: Rameau: Suite (Les Indes galantes).

With Sarah Walker and her guest, the philosopher A.C. Grayling.

A selection of music including Sarah's Essential CD of the Week: The Chamber Music of Malcolm Arnold performed by The Nash Ensemble.

Relative Values
Take part in our daily musical challenge and identify the personal relationship that connects two pieces of music.

Sarah is joined by philosopher and Master of the New College of the Humanities A.C. Grayling. He has written and edited over thirty books on philosophy and was chairman of this year's Man Booker Prize which was awarded last week.

Artist of the Week
Throughout the week we explore recordings of The New York Philharmonic. Sarah showcases their interpretations of Bernstein, Schubert, Chausson, Brahms and Richard Strauss.

Sarah's Essential Choice
Les Indes galantes suite
Orchestra of the 18th Century
Frans Brüggen (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Tambourins, from Les Indes Galantes

    Performer: Pierre Hantaï. Performer: Skip Sempé.
    • MIRARE.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Jubel - Overture

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • CHANDOS.
  • CD set of the week

    • Malcolm Arnold

      Duo for Two Cellos, Op. 85

      Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
  • Franz Liszt

    Reminiscences de Don Juan, S418

    Performer: Louis Lortie.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Samuel Barber

    Second Essay for Orchestra, Op. 17

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Thomas Schippers.
    • Sony.
  • Joseph Haydn

    The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross; Sonata III

    Ensemble: Casals Quartet. Performer: Abel Tomas Realp. Performer: Arnau Tomas Realp. Performer: Jonathan Brown. Performer: Vera Martinez Mehner.
  • Armas Järnefelt


    Orchestra: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Conductor: Erich Kunzel.
    • TELARC.
  • AC Grayling's choice

    • Gustav Mahler

      Symphony No. 5: Finale

      Conductor: Pierre Boulez. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
      • DG.
  • Scriabin

    Mazurka in E, op.25 no.4

    Performer: Samuil Feinberg (piano).
  • Artist of the week

    • Ernest Chausson

      Poeme for violin and orchestra in E flat major, Op. 25

      Performer: Itzhak Perlman. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Zubin Mehta.
      • DG.
  • Henry Purcell

    It is a good thing to give thanks, Z18

    Performer: James Bowman (countertenor). Performer: Charles Daniels (tenor). Performer: Michael George (bass). Performer: Choir of New College Oxford. Performer: The King’s Consort. Performer: Robert King (conductor).
  • Essential Choice

    • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

      Les Indes Galantes Suite

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

    La Valse

    Performer: New York Philharmonic. Performer: Pierre Boulez (conductor).
    • SONY.

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