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Thursday - Sarah Walker with Martin Shaw

With Sarah Walker. Five Reasons to Love Youth Orchestras; Musical challenge; Artist of the Week: Benjamin Grosvenor; Essential Choice: Schubert: Prometheus. Wolf: Prometheus.

9am
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.

9.30am
Take part in today's music-related challenge - listen to the clues and see if you can identify the mystery person.

10am
Sarah's guest is the veteran actor Martin Shaw. Known for his roles in The Professionals, Judge John Deed and Inspector George Gently, Martin will be sharing a selection of his favourite classical music with Sarah.

10.30am
To mark Radio 3's Young Artists Day earlier this week, 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 was the youngest soloist to perform 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.

11am Essential Choice
This week Sarah explores depictions of Prometheus.

Schubert
Prometheus, D674
Dietrich Henschel (baritone)
Fritz Schwinghammer (piano)

Wolf
Prometheus
Dietrich Henschel (baritone)
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester, Berlin
Kent Nagano (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • François Couperin

    Lully's ascent to Mt Parnassus

    Performer: Amandine Beyer. Ensemble: Gli Incogniti.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Jean‐Féry Rebel

    Les élémens, simphonie nouvelle; Le cahos

    Orchestra: Musica Antiqua Köln. Conductor: Reinhard Goebel.
    • ARCHIV.
  • 5 REASONS TO LOVE: YOUTH ORCHESTRAS

    • Claude Debussy

      Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

      Orchestra: Junge Deutsche Philharmonie. Conductor: Andrey Boreyko.
      • OEHMS.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Pièces de clavecin en concerts: Concert No 4 in B flat

    Ensemble: London Baroque.
    • BIS.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: BENJAMIN GROSVENOR

    • George Gershwin

      Love walked in

      Music Arranger: Percy Grainger. Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
      • DECCA.
  • Percy Grainger

    The Immovable Do (version for orchestra)

    Conductor: Richard Hickox. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Franz Schubert

    Wehmut, D825

    Choir: Bavarian Radio Chorus. Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch.
    • WARNER.
  • György Ligeti

    Atmosphères

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Jonathan Nott.
    • WARNER.
  • MARTIN SHAW'S CHOICE NO. 1

    • George Frideric Handel

      Messiah: Overture

      Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Malcolm Sargent.
      • EMI.
  • MARTIN SHAW'S CHOICE NO. 2

    • Joaquín Rodrigo

      Guitar Concerto de Aranjuez: 2nd movement

      Performer: Narciso Yepes. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Luis Antonio García Navarro.
      • DG.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Romance in B flat major for violin and piano, Op 28

    Performer: Isabelle Faust. Performer: Florent Boffard.
    • Faure: Violin sonatas: Isabelle Faust/Florent Boffard.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: BENJAMIN GROSVENOR

    • George Gershwin

      Rhapsody in Blue

      Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
      • DECCA.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    Sonata XV: The Coronation of the Virgin [Rosary Sonatas]

    Performer: Andrew Manze, violin. Performer: Richard Egarr, organ.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMU.
    • 907321.22.
  • Essential Choice

    • Hugo Wolf

      Prometheus

      Orchestra: Deutsches Symphonie‐Orchester Berlin. Conductor: Kent Nagano. Singer: Dietrich Henschel.
      • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony No 5 in B flat, Op 100

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
    • BIS.
    • 2124.

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