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Friday - Sarah Walker with Jenny Agutter

With Sarah Walker. Includes Five Reasons to Love the Viola; Musical Challenge; Artists of the Week: the Florestan Trio; Sarah's Essential Choice: Bach: Concerto in A minor, BWV1065.

With Sarah Walker and her guest Jenny Agutter.

9am
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.

9.30am
Take part in our daily musical challenge: identify a piece of music played backwards.

10am
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.

10.30am
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.

11am
Sarah's Essential Choice
Bach (after Vivaldi)
Concerto in A minor for four harpsichords, strings and continuo, BWV 1065
Trevor Pinnock, Kenneth Gilbert, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Nicholas Kraemer (harpsichords)
The English Concert
Trevor Pinnock (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Robert Schumann

    Märchenbilder, Op.113; 3rd mvt, Rasch

    Performer: Lawrence Power. Performer: Ian Brown.
    • HYPERION.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    La scala di seta (Overture)

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • DG.
  • Guillaume de Machaut

    Quant en moy/Amour et biauté parfaite/Amare valde

    Ensemble: Orlando Consort. Singer: Matthew Venner. Singer: Angus Smith. Singer: Donald Greig.
    • HYPERION.
  • 5 REASONS TO LOVE... THE VIOLA

    • Robert Schumann

      Märchenerzählungen, Op 132

      Performer: Richard Hosford. Performer: Lawrence Power. Performer: Ian Brown. Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
      • HYPERION.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Four Studies for Orchestra

    Conductor: Pierre Boulez. Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
    • DG.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto 'con molti strumenti' in D major, RV 566

    Performer: Maurice Steger. Ensemble: I Barocchisti. Conductor: Diego Fasolis.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Recording Rewind

    • Gustav Holst

      The Planets, Op.32; Mars'

      Performer: Anthony Goldstone. Performer: Caroline Clemmow.
      • DIVINE ART.
  • JENNY AGUTTER'S CHOICE

    • Johannes Brahms

      Piano concerto No. 2: IV Allegretto grazioso

      Performer: Emil Grigoryevich Gilels. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Eugen Jochum.
      • DG.
  • Sarah's choice for Jenny Agutter

    • Henry Purcell

      Come ye Sons of Art: Strike the Viol

      Ensemble: Les Inventions. Singer: Barnaby Smith.
      • SIGNUM.
  • Athena Ensemble

    Intermezzos for Wind Quintet; no.1, Allegro Moderato

    • CHANDOS CHAN.
  • ARTISTS OF THE WEEK: THE FLORESTAN TRIO

    • Joseph Haydn

      Piano Trio in E major, H.15.28 (1st mvt)

      Ensemble: The Florestan Trio.
      • HYPERION.
  • György Ligeti

    Concert Romanesc

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Jonathan Nott.
    • TELDEC.
  • Essential Choice

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Concerto in A minor for four harpsichords, strings and continuo, BWV 1065

      Performer: Trevor Pinnock. Performer: Kenneth Gilbert. Performer: Lars Ulrik Mortensen. Performer: Nicholas Kraemer. Orchestra: The English Concert. Director: Trevor Pinnock.
      • ARCHIV.
  • Alonso Lobo

    Ave Maria (a 8)

    Ensemble: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • CORO.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Trio in B flat major, Op 97, 'Archduke'

    Ensemble: The Florestan Trio.
    • HYPERION.

Recording Rewind

The music played:

 

Holst
The Planets: Mars
Philharmonia
John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
DG

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