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Friday - Sarah Walker with Stuart Maconie

With Sarah Walker. Includes Five Reasons to Love Beecham Lollipops; Musical Challenge; Artist of the Week: flautist James Galway; Sarah's Essential Choice: Haydn: Symphony No 47.

With Sarah Walker and her guest, the author and presenter Stuart Maconie.

A selection of music including '5 Reasons to Love... Beecham Lollipops'. Throughout the week Sarah offers a selection of the British conductor Sir Thomas Beecham's lighter pieces which he offered as encores; pieces such as Berlioz's Ballet des Sylphes and Saint-Saëns's Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah, which he felt had more to offer than many other larger scale 'serious' classical works.

Take part in our daily musical challenge: listen to three musical extracts, try and find a connection and see if you can suggest the missing fourth.

Sarah's guest this week is Stuart Maconie. A TV and radio presenter, journalist, columnist and author, Stuart is one of the UK's best-selling travel writers, co-hosts the Radcliffe and Maconie Show and presents The Freak Zone and The Freakier Zone on 6Music. Stuart will be sharing his favourite classical music every day at 10am.

This week Sarah features recordings by the flautist James Galway, who established an international solo career after playing with orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic. We'll hear him in classics of the flute repertoire including Mozart's Concerto for Flute and Harp, K.299, Debussy's L'Après-midi d'un faune, Vivaldi's Il Gardellino concerto, as well as in chamber music by Nielsen and Poulenc.

Sarah's Essential Choice

Symphony No.47 'Palindrome'
Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
Adam Fischer.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Traditional

    Iag Bari

    Music Arranger: Matthias Maute. Ensemble: Ensemble Caprice. Director: Matthias Maute.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Paris Quartet No 9 in G major, TWV 43:G4

    Ensemble: Musica Alta Ripa.
    • MDG.
  • 5 Reasons to Love... Beecham's lollipops

    • Frederick Delius

      Summer Evening

      Music Arranger: Thomas Beecham. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Beecham.
      • EMI.
  • Paul Dukas

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Constantin Silvestri.
    • EMI.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Klavierstücke, Op.118: No.3 Ballade in G minor; No.6 Intermezzo in E flat minor

    Performer: Julius Katchen.
    • DECCA.
  • Gustav Holst

    Second Suite for Military Band, Op.28 No.2

    Conductor: Timothy Reynish. Orchestra: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Manuel de Falla

    Ritual Fire Dance (El amor brujo)

    Orchestra: Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire. Conductor: Constantin Silvestri.
    • EMI.
  • Stuart Maconie's Choice No. 1

    • Laurence Crane


      Performer: Andrew Sparling. Performer: Alan Thomas.
      • NMC.
  • Sarah's choice for Stuart Maconie

    • Sergei Prokofiev

      Flute Sonata in D major, op. 94: 3rd mvt Andante

      Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Performer: Stephen Kovacevich.
      • EMI.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    The Noonday Witch, Op 108

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Teldec.
  • Artist of the Week: James Galway

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Sonata for flute and basso continuo in G minor, BWV1020

      Performer: Sarah Cunningham. Performer: Phillip Moll. Performer: James Galway.
      • RCA.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Oboe Concerto

    Performer: John Williams. Conductor: Paavo Berglund. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Essential Choice

    • Joseph Haydn

      Symphony No.47 'Pallindrome'

      Orchestra: Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra. Conductor: Adam Fischer (conductor).
  • Percy Grainger

    Green Bushes

    Performer: Penelope Thwaites, Wayne Marshall, John Lavender (2 pianos, 6 hands).
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quartet in C, K.465 'Dissonance'

    Ensemble: Smetana Quartet.


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