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Thursday - Sarah Walker with James Palumbo

With Sarah Walker. Five Reasons to Love Ballet Music; Recording Rewind; Artist of the Week: trumpeter Alison Balsom; Sarah's Essential Choice: Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (Act 4).

With Sarah Walker and her guest, the entrepreneur James Palumbo.

A selection of music including '5 Reasons to Love - ballet music'. Throughout the week Sarah makes the case for ballet music and dips into scores from some of the masters of the art form including Tchaikovsky, Rameau and Prokofiev.

Recording Rewind
Take part in our daily musical challenge: identify a piece of music played backwards.

Sarah?s guest this week is the entrepreneur James Palumbo. James co-founded the Ministry of Sound nightclub in 1991. The business has since branched out into a number of areas, becoming a global brand and the largest independent record company in the world. James was recently made a life peer, taking the title Baron Palumbo of Southwark. James shares a selection of his favourite classical music with Sarah.

This week's featured artist is the trumpeter Alison Balsom.

Swan Lake: Act IV
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Czech suite (Op.39), [complete]

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • Dvorak: Slavonic Dances etc.: RPO/Detroit SO/Dorati.
    • Decca.
    • 9.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    March in B flat major Op.99

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • 5 Reasons to Love...ballet scores

    • Sergei Prokofiev

      Romeo & Juliet: Arrival of the Guests

      Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
      • LSO LIVE.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Romance in F minor Op.11

    Performer: Gil Shaham. Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • DG.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Concerto in D Op. 6 No. 7

    Conductor: Trevor Pinnock. Ensemble: The English Concert.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Fanny Mendelssohn

    Prelude and Toccata

    Performer: Joanna Polk.
    • BRIDGE.
  • Franz Strauss

    Horn Concerto in C minor Op.8

    Conductor: Sebastian Weigle. Orchestra: Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Samuel Seidenberg.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Three Psalms Op.78 - ‘Mein Gott, warum hast du mich verlassen?'

    Conductor: Richard Marlow. Choir: The Choir Of Trinity College, Cambridge.
    • CHANDOS.
  • James Palumbo's Choice No. 1

    • Hector Berlioz

      Romeo and Juliet: Romeo Seul

      Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
      • PHILIPS.
  • James Palumbo's Choice No. 2

    • György Ligeti

      Etudes, Book 2: XIII L'escalier du diable

      Performer: Pierre‐Laurent Aimard.
      • SONY.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Reverie et caprice Op.8 for violin and orchestra

    Conductor: Leonard Slatkin. Performer: Giovanni Radivo. Orchestra: Orchestre National de Lyon.
    • Berlioz: Harold en Italie, Reverie et Caprice, Le Carnaval romain, Benvenuto Cel.
    • NAXOS.
    • 6.
  • Artist of the Week: Alison Balsom

    • Astor Piazzolla

      Café 1930

      Performer: Miloš Karadaglić. Performer: Alison Balsom.
      • WARNER.
  • Giuseppe Tartini

    Concerto in D, D.53

    Ensemble: Scottish Ensemble. Performer: Alison Balsom.
    • EMI.
  • Franz Schubert

    Impromptu in B flat major, D 935 No 3

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Schubert: Impromptus D 899 & D935: Perahia.
    • Sony.
    • 7.
  • Essential Choice

    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Swan Lake: Act IV

      Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
      • CHANDOS.
  • John Sheppard

    Te Deum laudamus for 6 voices [Och Mus. 979-83]

    Choir: Stile Antico.
    • Media vita & other liturgical works.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 7.

Musical Challenge - Recording Rewind

Violin Concerto in E minor: Movement I
Cho-Liang Lin (violin)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)



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