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Tuesday - 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: Grainger: The Warriors.

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 personal relationship that connects two pieces of music.

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
The Warriors
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Malcolm Wilson, Roderick Elms, Wayne Marshall (pianos)
Simon Rattle (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Percy Grainger

    Country Gardens

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
  • Henry Litolff

    Concerto symphonique No 4 in D minor (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Yuja Wang. Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • AVIE.
  • 5 reasons to love... the viola

    • Johannes Brahms

      Geistliche Wiegenlied, Op 91 No 2

      Performer: André Previn. Performer: Cecil Aronowitz. Singer: Janet Baker.
      • EMI.
  • Johann Christian Bach

    Symphony in E flat major for double orchestra, Op 18 No 1

    Orchestra: Haydn Sinfonietta Vienna. Conductor: Manfred Huss.
    • BIS.
  • Michel Corrette

    Les étoiles; Feste sauvage

    Performer: Olivier Baumont.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Meeresstille und gluckliche Fahrt, Op. 112

    Orchestra: Corydon Orchestra. Ensemble: Corydon Singers.
  • artists of the week - the florestan trio

    • Josef Suk

      Elegie, Op.23

      Ensemble: The Florestan Trio.
      • HYPERION.
  • Jenny agutter's choice no. 1

    • Antonín Dvořák

      String Quartet No 12 in F major, Op 96, 'American' (4th mvt)

      Ensemble: Hagen Quartett.
      • DG.
  • Jenny agutter's choice no. 2

    • Maurice Ravel

      Piano Concerto in G major (1st mvt)

      Performer: Krystian Zimerman. Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
      • DG.
  • artists of the week - the florestan trio

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Piano Trio No.2 in C minor, Op.66

      Ensemble: The Florestan Trio.
      • HYPERION.
  • Essential choice

    • Percy Grainger

      The Warriors

      Performer: Malcolm Wilson. Performer: Roderick Elms. Performer: Wayne Marshall. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
      • EMI.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Quartet in A minor, D804 ('Rosamunde')

    Ensemble: Artemis Quartet.
    • VIRGIN.

Relative Values

The relationship: Father-in-law and son-in-law

The music played:

Florestan Trio


Cello Concerto: 2nd movement
Jacqueline du Pre (cello)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim (conductor)


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