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Young Artists Day - Sarah Walker with Folu Odimayo

With Sarah Walker. Five Reasons to Love Youth Orchestras; Musical challenge; Artist of the Week: Benjamin Grosvenor; Essential Choice: Scriabin: Prometheus: The Poem of Fire.

A selection of music including '5 reasons to love... youth orchestras'. Especially for the week of Radio 3's Young Artists Day, Sarah explores recordings by top youth orchestras, including the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, with music by Bartók, Debussy, Adès and Ginastera.

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

As part of Radio 3's Young Artists Day, Sarah's guest is the up-and-coming dancer and choreographer Folu Odimayo. Folu will talk about his career and choose his favourite classical music.

To mark Radio 3's Young Artists Day Sarah is featuring the pianist Benjamin Grosvenor. At just 22 years old, Grosvenor is a Radio 3 New Generation Artist, the youngest artist ever to sign to Decca Records and is the youngest soloist to have performed at the first night of the Proms. Throughout the week Sarah showcases Grosvenor's recordings of works by composers including Bach, Ravel, Chopin, Saint-Saëns and Gershwin.

Today's Essential Choice is taken from the Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.
Prometheus: The Poem of Fire, Op 60

BBC Radio 3's Young Artists Day.
Radio 3 salutes some of the new and upcoming talent active in the arts today under the age of 25. As well as hearing from young choreographers, composers, musicians and writers throughout the day, Radio 3 will be playing music of great composers in their youthful periods, alongside recordings of seminal performers made when they were young.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Morton Gould

    Boogie Woogie Etude

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • DECCA.
  • Thomas Adès

    Powder Her Face (Overture)

    Orchestra: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Conductor: Paul Daniel.
    • EMI.
  • Mozart

    Symphony no.9 in C major K.73

    Ensemble: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    10 Mazurkas, Op 3; Nos 6 in C sharp minor; 4 in E; 9 in G sharp minor

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • DECCA.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Orchestra: Orchestre des Champs‐Élysées. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Waltz in A flat, Op 38

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor, piano.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Augers of Spring: Dances of the Young Girls; Ritual of Abduction

    Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre.
    • DECCA.
  • Joris Vanvinckenroye


  • Simon Chamberlain

    Sonata in C Op.2 No.3 - Adagio

    • Silva Screen.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No 4 in D, BWV 828

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • DECCA.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, op.28

    Performer: Sergei Nakariakov. Music Arranger: Mikhail Nakariakov. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • TELDEC.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Octet in E flat, op.103

    Ensemble: Melos Ensemble.
    • EMI.

Recording Rewind

The answer:

Octet: 1st movement


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