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Monday - Sarah Walker with Branford Marsalis

With Sarah Walker. Including Five Reasons to Love the piano music of Claude Debussy; Artist of the Week: conductor Marin Alsop; Sarah's Essential Choice: Rossini: William Tell.

A selection of music including '5 Reasons to Love - the piano music of Claude Debussy'.

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

During London Jazz Festival week, Sarah's guest is the virtuoso saxophonist and composer Branford Marsalis, leader of the acclaimed Branford Marsalis Quartet. Although primarily known for his work in jazz, Marsalis is also a sought-after soloist with classical ensembles and orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic. Branford will be sharing his favourite classical music every day at 10am.

This week's featured artist is the inspiring conductor Marin Alsop, director of the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Today's Essential Choice is taken from the Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.
William Tell.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Percy Grainger

    Prelude in C major

    Performer: Penelope Thwaites.
    • Chandos.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Beatrice et Benedict: Overture

    Conductor: Colin Davis. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden.
    • Profil.
  • 5 Reasons to love... Debussy's Piano Music

    • Claude Debussy

      La Cathedrale engloutie (Preludes, Book 1)

      Performer: Noriko Ogawa.
      • BIS.
  • William Herschel

    Symphony No. 13 in D major

    Orchestra: London Mozart Players. Conductor: Matthias Bamert.
    • Chandos.
  • anon

    Mapping the Music

  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Quadro (Quartet) for recorder, violin, viola & b.c.

    Ensemble: Musica Alta Ripa.
    • MDG.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    William Tell: Overture

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Fritz Reiner.
    • Sony.
  • Branford Marsalis' Choice No. 1

    • Gustav Mahler

      Symphony No. 5: 1st movement

      Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
      • Decca.
  • Branford Marsalis' Choice No. 2

    • Igor Stravinsky


      Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
      • DG.
  • Artist of the Week: Marin Alsop

    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture

      Conductor: Marin Alsop. Orchestra: Colorado Symphony.
      • Naxos.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Rondo for piano (Op.51`2) in G major

    Performer: Evgeny Kissin.
    • Bach-Bussoni - Chaconne, Beethoven - Rondos: Evgeny Kissin.
    • RCA Red Seal.
    • 2.
  • Building a Library Recommendation (from last Saturday's CD Review)

    • Gioachino Rossini

      William Tell (conclusion)

      Singer: Gabriel Bacquier. Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli. Choir: Ambrosian Singers. Singer: Kolos Kovacs. Singer: Nicolai Gedda. Singer: Jocelyn Taillon. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Singer: Mady Mesplé. Singer: Nicolas Chistou. Singer: Louis Hendrikx. Singer: Montserrat Caballé.
      • EMI.
  • Trad.

    My love is like a red, red rose

    Performer: Stacey Shames. Singer: Andreas Scholl. Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • DECCA.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    String Quartet No.7 in A minor, Op.16 / B.45

    Ensemble: Prague Quartet.
    • DG.

Musical Challenge - Mapping the Music

Answer: Switzerland


Music played:
Les Cloches de Genève (Annèes de Pélèrinage, Book 1:  Suisse)
Lazar Berman (piano)


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