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Wednesday - Sarah Walker with Jonathan Freedland

With Sarah Walker. Including 5 Reasons to Love Wind Instruments; Vintage Proms 1915; Artist of the Week: pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, featured in Schumann's Piano Trio No 1 in D minor.

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 today's music-related challenge: listen to the clues and identify the mystery person.

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.

Schumann
Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Op.63
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
Christian Tetzlaff (violin)
Tanja Tetzlaff (cello).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Nicolò Paganini

    Caprice No.16 in G minor

    Performer: Julia Fischer.
    • DECCA.
  • 5 REASONS TO LOVE...EARLY WIND INSTRUMENTS

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Cantata BWV106 ‘Actus tragicus’

      Orchestra: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. Director: Ton Koopman. Choir: Amsterdam Baroque Choir.
      • CHALLENGE CLASSICS.
  • Sir Hamilton Harty

    In Ireland

    Music Arranger: Catherine Beynon. Performer: Emily Beynon. Performer: Catherine Beynon.
    • METIER.
  • Hugo Wolf

    Italian Serenade

    Ensemble: Hagen Quartett.
    • DG.
  • John York & Sir James MacMillan

    For Ian

    • BLACK BOX.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Introduction and Rondo capriccioso in A minor, Op 28

    Performer: Sarah Chang. Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch.
    • EMI.
  • John Tavener

    Song of the Angel

    Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Paul Goodwin. Singer: Patricia Rozario.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • JONATHAN FREEDLAND'S CHOICE

    • Gustav Mahler

      III. Scherzo (Symphony No.5 in C sharp minor)

      Conductor: Daniel Barenboim. Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
      • TELDEC.
  • Akimori Hayashi

    Kimigayo (National Anthem of Japan)

    Composer: Yoshiisa Oku. Orchestra: Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu. Music Arranger: Peter Breiner. Conductor: Peter Breiner.
    • MARCO POLO.
  • Toru Takemitsu

    Rain Tree Sketch

    Performer: Megumi Fujita.
    • ASV.
  • Ivor Gurney

    The Salley Gardens

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Singer: Kitty Whately.
    • CHAMPS HILL RECORDS.
  • Roger Quilter

    I wish and I wish

    Performer: Joseph Middleton. Performer: Magnus Johnston. Performer: Brian O'Kane. Singer: Kitty Whately.
    • CHAMPS HILL RECORDS.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • TELDEC.
  • Amy Beach

    Arctic Night (Eskimos, Op.64)

    Performer: Kirsten Johnson.
    • GUILD.
  • PROMS ARTIST OF THE WEEK: LEIF OVE ANDSNES

    • Robert Schumann

      Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op 63

      Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes. Performer: Christian Tetzlaff. Performer: Tanja Tetzlaff.
      • EMI.
  • George Frideric Handel

    As pants the hart, HWV251b

    Director: Stephen Layton. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Singer: Susan Gritton. Singer: Thomas Hobbs. Choir: The Choir Of Trinity College, Cambridge.
    • HYPERION.
  • Amy Beach

    The Returning Hunter (Eskimos, Op.64)

    Performer: Kirstyn Johnson.
    • GUILD.

Mystery Person

Answer: Sir John Tavener

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