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Monday - Sarah Walker with Sian Phillips

With Sarah Walker. Including Five Reasons to Love Les Six; Musical challenge; Proms Artist of the Week: Daniel Barenboim, featured in Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata.

9am
A selection of music including '5 reasons to love... Les Six'. Sarah takes a trip back to Paris during the Roaring Twenties as she presents her reasons to love this eccentric group of French composers. Les Six was made up of Milhaud, Poulenc, Honegger, Auric, Durey and Tailleferre. Throughout the week Sarah explores their avant-garde style, including the way they inject a sense of humour and a shock factor into their music, and showcases their collaborative efforts.

9.30am
Take part in our daily musical challenge and identify the place associated with a well-known work.

10am
Sarah's guest this week is the actress Siân Phillips. Siân started performing when she was just eleven years old and has enjoyed an acting career across stage and screen that has spanned over seventy years. Her film credits include Becket, Goodbye, Mr. Chips and Dune, though she is perhaps best known for her BAFTA-winning portrayal of Livia in the television series I, Claudius. Primarily a stage actress, Siân has also taken on singing roles including her one-woman show Marlene and Olivier Award-nominated performances in Pal Joey, A Little Night Music and Cabaret. Siân will be sharing a selection of her favourite classical music with Sarah, every day at 10am.

10.30am
This week Sarah's featured Proms artist is the pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim. Sarah focuses on Barenboim's pianistic side, with repertoire including Beethoven's 'Moonlight' Sonata, Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2 and Three Nocturnes Op. 9 by Chopin. She also puts the spotlight on his collaborations with other artists including Beethoven's Piano Trio, Op. 1 No. 3 in C minor alongside Pinchas Zukerman and Jacqueline du Pré and Mozart's Sonata in D major for 2 Pianos, K448, where Barenboim joins forces with Martha Argerich.

Beethoven
Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 'Moonlight'
Daniel Barenboim (piano).

2 hours

Music Played

  • PROMS ARTIST OF THE WEEK: DANIEL BARENBOIM

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Songs without Words, Op.30: No.2 in B flat minor

      Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
      • DG.
  • Samuel Scheidt

    Galliarda battaglia à 5

    Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • ALIA VOX.
  • 5 REASONS TO LOVE...LES SIX

    • Georges Auric

      Cinq Bagatelles

      Ensemble: Duo Crommelynck.
      • CLAVES.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op.36

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Igor Markevitch.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Leos Janáček

    Romance, JW.VII/3

    Performer: Jennifer Pike. Performer: Tom Poster.
    • CHANDOS.
  • John Ireland

    Greater Love

    Performer: Charles Harrison. Choir: Lincoln Cathedral Choir. Conductor: Aric Prentice.
    • NAXOS.
  • SIAN PHILLIPS' CHOICE NO.1

    • Michael Tippett

      Steal away (A Child of Our Time)

      Choir: The Finzi Singers. Conductor: Paul Spicer.
      • CHANDOS.
  • SIAN PHILLIPS' CHOICE NO.2

    • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

      Stabat Mater: Conclusion (Fac ut portem; Inflammatus; Quando corpus. Amen)

      Singer: Emma Kirkby. Singer: James Bowman. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
      • DECCA.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Tarantelle, Op 6

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • Saint-Saens: Chamber Music: The Nash Ensemble.
    • Hyperion.
    • 5.
  • PROMS ARTIST OF THE WEEK: DANIEL BARENBOIM

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 ‘Moonlight’

      Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
      • DG.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Lute Concerto in D major, RV 93

    Performer: Julian Bream. Orchestra: Monteverdi Orchestra. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • RCA.

Mapping the Music

Answer: Lincolnshire

The music played:

Grainger
Lincolnshire Posy
Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
Timothy Reynish (conductor)
CHANDOS

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