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Friday - Sarah Walker with Martin Shaw

With Sarah Walker. Including Five Reasons to Love Youth Orchestras; Musical challenge; Artist of the Week: Benjamin Grosvenor; Sarah's Essential Choice: Beethoven: Symphony No 3.

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.

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.

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

Symphony No 3 in E flat, Op 55 (Eroica)
Orchestra of the 18th Century
Frans Brüggen (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Luciano Berio

    Folk Songs; Azerbaijan Love Song

    Ensemble: Juilliard Ensemble. Conductor: Luciano Berio. Singer: Cathy Berberian.
    • RCA.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Il Turco in Italia (Overture)

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • DG.
  • William Byrd

    Circumdederunt me dolores mortis, for 5 voices

    Ensemble: Contrapunctus. Director: Owen Rees.
    • SIGNUM.
  • 5 Reasons to Love... Youth Orchestras

    • Alberto Ginastera

      Dances from Estancia, Op 8a

      Orchestra: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel.
      • DG.
  • Adolf Schulz-Evler

    Arabesques on themes from the waltz 'On the Beautiful Blue Danube'

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • DECCA.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    O Jesu mi dulcissime, C56

    Choir: Ex Cathedra Choir. Ensemble: His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts. Ensemble: Concerto Palatino. Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore.
  • Martin Shaw's Choice No. 1

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Le Nozze di Figaro - " Cosa Mi Narri"

  • Martin Shaw's Choice No. 2

    • Giacomo Puccini

      La Boheme: O soave fanciulla

      Performer: Roberto Alagna.
      • DECCA.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite 1, 3rd mvt :Villanella

  • Franz Liszt

    Piano Concerto No 2 in A, S125

    Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor (piano). Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Essential Choice

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Symphony No 3 in E flat, Op 55

      Orchestra: Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. Conductor: Frans Brüggen.
      • DECCA.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Toccata in F, BWV 540

    Performer: Ton Koopman (organ of St Jacobi-Kirche, Hamburg).


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