Wednesday - Sarah Walker with Jenny Agutter
With Sarah Walker. Including Five Reasons to Love the Viola; Musical Challenge; Artists of the Week: the Florestan Trio; Essential Choice: Boccherini: String Quintet in C, G324.
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: Two pieces of music have been altered. Can you identify them?
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
String Quintet in C, G324 ('La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid')
Eckart Runge (cello).
5 Reasons to Love... the viola
Jenny Agutter's Choice No. 1
Jenny Agutter's Choice No. 2
Jenny Agutter's Choice No. 3
Artist of the week: The Florestan Trio
The music played:
Mass in C minor
Gabrieli Consort & Players
Paul McCreesh (conductor)
Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor
Peter Hurford (organ)