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Monday - Sarah Walker with Hugh Bonneville

With Sarah Walker. Including Five Reasons to Love Concerti Grossi; Nielsen: Symphony No 3; Artist of the Week: conductor Stephen Layton, featured in Bruckner's Mass in E minor.

A selection of music including '5 Reasons to Love... concerti grossi'. Sarah explores this characteristic sound world of the baroque period, showcasing works by composers such as Handel and Corelli (the first person to actually publish a work called 'concerto grosso') and looking at the influence of the form on 20th century composers including Vaughan Williams.

Take part in our daily musical challenge - listen to the clues and see if you know the mystery person

Sarah's guest this week is the stage and screen actor Hugh Bonneville. Hugh is a familiar face to television audiences having taken leading roles in the award-winning Downton Abbey and the comedy series Twenty Twelve and W1A, as well as enjoying success on the big screen with recent films including Paddington and The Monuments Men. Hugh will be sharing a selection of his favourite classical music with Sarah every day at 10am.

Sarah features the Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD review

Symphony No.3 'Sinfonia Espansiva'

Sarah's artist of the week is the conductor Stephen Layton. Layton is regarded as one of world's finest interpreters of choral music and has won accolades for his direction of choirs including Polyphony, the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge and the Holst Singers. Layton is also a champion of new music and throughout the week Sarah features his recordings of works by composers ranging from Bruckner and Handel to MacMillan and Pärt.

Mass in E minor
Britten Sinfonia
Stephen Layton (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Carl Nielsen

    Aladdin: Oriental Festive March

    Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt.
    • DECCA.
  • 5 Reasons To Love: Concerti grossi

    • Arcangelo Corelli

      Concerto grosso, Op. 6 No. 1

      Ensemble: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
      • ARCHIV.
  • Artist Of The Week: Stephen Layton

    • Anton Bruckner

      Locus Iste

      Choir: Polyphony. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
      • HYPERION.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Andante con moto

    Performer: Lars Bjornkjaer. Performer: Andreas Brantelid. Performer: Christian Ihle Hadland.
    • BIS.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Pavane pour une infante défunte

    Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • BIS.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Pezzo capriccioso, Op 62

    Performer: Sol Gabetta. Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester. Conductor: Ari Rasilainen.
    • RCA.
  • Jean Françaix

    Theme and variations

    Performer: Julian Bliss. Performer: Bradley Moore.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    North by Northwest (main title)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Herrmann.
    • DECCA.
  • Hugh Bonneville: Choice 1

    • Giacomo Puccini

      O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi)

      Singer: Kiri Te Kanawa. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: John Pritchard.
  • Hugh Bonneville: Choice 2

    • Gregorio Allegri


      Choir: Choristers of St. Paul's Cathedral. Conductor: John Scott.
      • HYPERION.
  • Building A Library Recommendation

    • Carl Nielsen

      Symphony No. 3 ‘Espansiva’ Op. 27

      Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung.
      • BIS.
  • Artist Of The Week: Stephen Layton

    • Anton Bruckner

      Mass in E minor

      Choir: Polyphony. Conductor: Stephen Layton. Orchestra: Britten Sinfonia.
      • HYPERION.
    • Benjamin Britten

      Five Flower Songs

      Choir: Polyphony. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
      • HYPERION.

Mystery Person

Bernard Herrmann.


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