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Tuesday - Sarah Walker with Jonathan Freedland

With Sarah Walker. Including Five Reasons to Love Wind Instruments; Vintage Proms 1915; Artist of the Week: pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, featured in Schubert's Sonata in C minor, D958.

9am
A selection of music including '5 reasons to love... wind instruments'. From the rude sound of the rackett and crumhorn to the acrobatic bassett horn and the sweet tones of a pair of recorders, Sarah showcases several species of early woodwind. Featuring music by Susato, Pleyel, Bach, Rhaw and Mendelssohn.

9.30am
Take part in our daily musical challenge and identify the personal relationship that connects two pieces of music.

10am
Sarah's guest is the award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster Jonathan Freedland. Jonathan started out as a reporter for The Washington Post, and for BBC Radio 4's 'Today' and 'Newsbeat' on BBC Radio 1. He's currently the executive editor of The Guardian's opinion section and writes a weekly column for the paper, as well as for The Jewish Chronicle and The New York Times. Besides his memoir 'Jacob's Gift', he has also penned a best-selling series of thrillers using the pseudonym Sam Bourne, and presents Radio 4's history series 'The Long View'. Jonathan will be discussing his career and sharing a selection of his favourite classical music with Sarah every day at 10am.

10.30am
During the BBC Proms 2015 Sarah and Rob present Vintage Proms 1915, looking at the Proms season from a century ago and playing music that reflects a time when concert programmes were quite different from those of today. This week Sarah features music ranging from the Japanese National Anthem to Coleridge-Taylor's Petite Suite, and a first performance by Debussy.

11am
This week Sarah features recordings by one of the leading pianists of his generation, Leif Ove Andsnes, who brings his complete Beethoven Piano Concerto cycle with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra to the Proms this week. Sarah features the Norwegian pianist in concertos by Haydn and Grieg, chamber music by Schumann and solo works by Schubert and Janacek; works which capture the pianist's crisp and poetic playing.

Schubert
Piano Sonata in C minor, D958
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Ignace Joseph Pleyel

    Rondo: presto assai for clarinet and 3 basset horns

    Ensemble: Swiss Clarinet Players. Music Arranger: Ignace Joseph Pleyel.
    • CLAVES.
  • 5 REASONS TO LOVE...EARLY WIND INSTRUMENTS

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Konzertstück No 1 for clarinet, basset horn and orchestra, Op 113

      Performer: Sabine Meyer. Performer: Wolfgang Meyer. Orchestra: Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn. Conductor: Jörg Faerber.
      • EMI.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    5 Preludes for Guitar (No.2 in E major & No. 3 in A minor)

    Performer: Narciso Yepes.
    • DG.
  • George Gershwin

    Cuban Overture

    Music Arranger: Gregory Stone. Ensemble: Piano Duo Genova & Dimitrov.
    • CPO.
  • John Dowland

    Fantasie, P1a

    Performer: Paul O’Dette.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Mavis in Las Vegas

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies.
    • NAXOS.
  • Percy Grainger

    Scotch Strathspey and Reel

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: English Country Gardiner Orchestra. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • PHILIPS.
  • JONATHAN FREEDLAND'S CHOICE NO.1

    • Trad. (Hebrew song)

      Avinu Malkeinu

      Director: Lester Seigel. Music Arranger: Lester Seigel. Choir: Sursum Corda.
      • MSR CLASSICS.
  • JONATHAN FREEDLAND'S CHOICE NO.2

    • Pierre Degeyter

      Internationale

      Ensemble: Red Banner Ensemble.
      • OLYMPIA.
  • JONATHAN FREEDLAND'S CHOICE NO.3

    • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

      Symphony No 3, 'Sorrowful Songs' (2nd mvt)

      Singer: Dawn Upshaw. Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: David Zinman.
      • ELEKTRA NONESUCH.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Andante cantabile

    Performer: Mikhail Pletnev.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Claude Debussy

    Martyrdom of St. Sebastian – symphonic fragments

    Conductor: Pierre Monteux. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Antoine Boësset

    A la fin cette bergere

    Director: Vincent Dumestre. Ensemble: Le Poème Harmonique.
    • Alpha.
  • PROMS ARTIST OF THE WEEK: LEIF OVE ANDSNES

    • Franz Schubert

      Piano Sonata in C minor, D.958

      Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes.
      • EMI.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony no. 102 (H.1.102) in B flat major, [complete]

    Conductor: Colin Davis. Orchestra: Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra.
    • Haydn: The London Symphonies: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Davis.
    • Philips.
    • 5.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No 1 in B flat major for keyboard, BWV 825 (Gigue)

    Performer: Igor Levit.
    • Igor Levit: Bach - Partitas.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 6.

Relative Values

Answer: Grieg and Grainger were friends.

The music played:
 
Grieg
Lyric Pieces, Op.71 No.3: Puck 
Stephen Hough (piano)
HYPERION

Grainger
I’m Seventeen Come Sunday
Monteverdi Choir
English Country Gardiner Orchestra
John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
PHILIPS

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