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Friday - Sarah Walker with Pam Ferris

With Sarah Walker. Including Five Reasons to Love the Soprano Voice; Artist of the Week: pianist Wilhelm Kempff, featured in Chopin's Piano Sonata in B minor, Op 58.

9am
A selection of music including '5 reasons to love... the soprano voice'. As part of Radio 3's Classical Voice season Sarah showcases a range of soprano styles from the lightness of tone of Lucia Popp and the power of Jessye Norman to the warmth of Elisabeth Söderström; from the pure sound of Emma Kirkby to the soothing quality of Elly Ameling.

9.30am
Take part in our daily musical challenge: Two pieces of music have been altered. Can you identify them?

10am
Sarah's guest this week is the actress Pam Ferris. Pam is well known for her film roles including Miss Trunchbull in Matilda and Aunt Marge in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and for starring in television series ranging from The Darling Buds of May and Rosemary and Thyme to Call the Midwife. Pam will be sharing a selection of her favourite classical music with Sarah, every day at 10am.

11am
Sarah's artist of the week is the German pianist Wilhelm Kempff. Kempff's career spanned six decades, with a core repertoire of Bach to Brahms and a particular speciality in the music of Beethoven and Schubert. His focus is always on the music, rather than his own virtuosity, and his style is characterized by moderate tempi, an unerring sense of the bigger picture and astonishing melodic beauty. Sarah shares a selection of his major recordings throughout the week.

Chopin
Piano Sonata in B minor, Op 58
Wilhelm Kempff (piano).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Darius Milhaud

    La cheminée du Roi René, Op. 205: V. Joutes sur l’arc

    Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet.
    • BIS.
  • Thomas Linley

    The Duenna (Overture)

    Orchestra: The Parley of Instruments. Director: Paul Nicholson.
    • HELIOS.
  • Franz Liszt

    Années de Pèlerinage - Deuxième Année: Italie: Sonetto 104: Pace non trovo

    Performer: Ivana Gavric.
    • CHAMPS HILL.
  • 5 REASONS TO LOVE...SOPRANOS

    • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

      Salve Regina in C minor

      Singer: Emma Kirkby. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
      • DECCA.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: WILHELM KEMPFF

    • Wilhelm Kempff

      Italian Suite, Op 68; IV: Notturno

      Performer: İdil Biret.
      • MARCO POLO.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Flute Concerto in G major

    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Orchestra: Kammerorchester Basel. Conductor: Giovanni Antonini.
    • WARNER.
  • André Messager

    Madame Chrysanthème: Le jour sous le soleil béni

    Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Singer: Sumi Jo. Conductor: Richard Bonynge.
    • DECCA.
  • PAM FERRIS' CHOICE NO.1

    • Johannes Brahms

      Violin Concerto: Movement II

      Performer: Leonidas Kavakos. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly. Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.
      • DECCA.
  • PAM FERRIS' CHOICE NO.2

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Song without words op. 30 no. 1

      Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
      • DG.
  • Jean‐Marie Leclair

    Forlane, from Deuxieme Recreation de Musique, Op 8

    Ensemble: The Four Nations Ensemble.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 93 in D major

    Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • NAÏVE.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    L'Ascension - Majeste du Christ demandant sa gloire e son Pere

    Orchestra: Bastille Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung.
    • DG.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: WILHELM KEMPFF

    • Frédéric Chopin

      Piano Sonata in B minor, Op 58

      Performer: Wilhelm Kempff.
      • DG.
  • Anthony Holborne

    Pavan and Galliard 41 & 42

    Ensemble: Rose Consort of Viols.
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria

    Requiem (1605)

    Performer: Tallis Scholars. Performer: Peter Phillips.

Imperfect Harmony

The music played:

 

Sibelius Violin Concerto: 3rd movement
Viktoria Mullova (violin)
Boston Symphony orchestra
Seiji Ozawa (conductor)

 
Orff
Carmina Burana: Dulcissime
Sumi Jo (soprano)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Zubin Mehta (conductor)

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