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Monday - Sarah Walker with Jenny Agutter

With Sarah Walker. Including Five Reasons to Love the Viola; Musical Challenge; Artists of the Week: the Florestan Trio; Sarah's Essential Choice: Saint-Saens: Symphony No 3.

With Sarah Walker and her guest Jenny Agutter.

A selection of music including '5 Reasons to Love...the viola.' Throughout the week Sarah makes the case for the viola, exploring repertoire ranging from Telemann's Viola Concerto in G TWV 51:G9 to Brahms' Geistliche Wiegenlied Op.91 No.2 and Schumann's Märchenerzählungen Op.132, performed by violists including Simon Standage, Cecil Aronowitz and Lawrence Power.

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

Sarah's guest this week is Jenny Agutter. An actress of both stage and screen, Jenny is well known for her performance as Roberta in the film adaptation of E. Nesbit's The Railway Children and is currently playing Sister Julienne in the hit television drama Call the Midwife. Jenny will be sharing a selection of her favourite classical music every day at 10am.

Sarah's featured artists this week are The Florestan Trio: pianist Susan Tomes, violinist Anthony Marwood and cellist Richard Lester. From their formation in 1995 until they disbanded in 2012, the Florestans built a reputation as one of the world's leading piano trios. Sarah delves into their substantial discography, showcasing benchmark performances of works by composers including Fauré, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann, Haydn and Beethoven.

Sarah's Essential Choice
CD Review.
Symphony No.3 in C minor, Op.78 ('Organ Symphony').

3 hours

Music Played

  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Piano Trio No 1 in F major, Op 18 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: The Florestan Trio.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    The Magic Flute (Overture)

    Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • ARCHIV.
  • 5 Reasons to Love...the viola

    • Georg Philipp Telemann

      Viola Concerto in G, TWV 51:G9

      Performer: Simon Standage. Orchestra: Collegium Musicum 90.
      • CHANDOS.
  • Erno Dohnanyi

    Rhapsody in C major, Op 11 No 3

    Performer: Martin Roscoe.
  • Bohuslav Martinu

    Piano Trio no.1, 'Cinq pièces brèves'

    Ensemble: The Florestan Trio.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Ich lebe, mein Herze, zu deinem Ergotzen BWV145

  • Jenny Agutter's Choice No. 1

    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Swan Lake (Dance of the Cygnets)

      Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
      • EMI.
  • Jenny Agutter's Choice No. 2

    • Frédéric Chopin

      4 Mazurkas, Opus 24

      Performer: Sviatoslav Richter.
      • BBC LEGENDS.
  • Artist of the Week: The Florestan Trio

    • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

      Gavotte from Suite in A minor (Nouvelles Suites de Pieces de Clavecin)

      Performer: Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord).
      • HYPERION.
    • Gabriel Fauré

      Piano Trio in D minor, Op 120

      Ensemble: The Florestan Trio.
      • HYPERION.
  • Francisco Guerrero

    Maria Magdalena

    Ensemble: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • CORO.
  • Essential Choice

    • Camille Saint‐Saëns

      Symphony No.3 in C minor, Op.78 'Organ Symphony'

      Performer: Gaston Litaize. Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
      • DG.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata in E flat, Op.31 No.3

    Performer: Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano).
    • BIS.


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