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Monday - Sarah Walker, plus Rob Cowan with Philippa Gregory

With Sarah Walker. Including Five Reasons to Love Grieg Songs; Musical challenge; Proms Artist of the Week: flute player Emily Beynon, featured in Mozart's Flute Concerto No 1.

9am
A selection of music including '5 reasons to love... Grieg songs.' Sarah dips into Grieg's collection of songs and showcases his best lyrical offerings. Throughout the week she explores their melodic beauty, rustic atmosphere and deep connection to nature.

9.30am
Take part in our daily musical challenge: can you work out which two composers are associated with a particular piece?

10am
Throughout the week Rob talks to the historian and writer Philippa Gregory. Philippa is an international best-selling author who shot to fame with her award-winning novel The Other Boleyn Girl, which was turned into a major Hollywood film. Her novels tell the stories of the figures behind the events that have shaped the course of history, with settings ranging from the Tudor court to 18th-century Bristol at the height of the slave trade. Her series of books on the Wars of the Roses was adapted into the popular BBC series The White Queen. Philippa will be sharing a selection of her favourite classical music every day at 10am.

10.30am
Sarah's featured Proms Artist of the Week is the Welsh flautist Emily Beynon. Beynon is one of the leading flautists of her generation and will perform Nielsen's Flute Concerto at the BBC Proms this week. Sarah explores Beynon's recordings throughout the week, showcasing works ranging from classics of the flute repertoire including Mozart's Flute Concerto No.1, K.313 and the Poulenc Sonata, to less well-known gems such as Bax's Sonata for flute and harp and Amy Beach's Theme and Variations.

Mozart
Flute Concerto No.1 in G, K.313
Emily Beynon (flute)
Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Edvard Grieg

    Nordic Melody, Op 63 No 2, 'Country Dance'

    Orchestra: Det Norske Kammerorkester. Conductor: Iona Brown.
    • VIRGIN CLASSICS.
  • Hugo Alfvén

    Swedish Rhapsody No 1, 'Midsummer Vigil'

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paavo Berglund.
    • EMI.
  • 5 REASONS TO LOVE...GRIEG SONGS

    • Edvard Grieg

      Killingdans (Haugtussa, Op.67 No.6)

      Performer: Bengt Forsberg. Singer: Anne Sofie von Otter.
      • DG.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Cello Concerto in D minor, RV407

    Performer: Roel Dieltiens. Ensemble: Ensemble Explorations. Director: Roel Dieltiens.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in C minor, Op. posth.

    Performer: Maria João Pires.
    • DG.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    English Folk Song Suite

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Adrian Boult.
    • HMV.
  • Pablo de Sarasate

    Carmen Fantasy, Op.25

    Performer: Anne‐Sophie Mutter. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: James Levine.
    • DG.
  • PHILIPPA GREGORY'S CHOICE NO.1

    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Swan Lake, Act 2 (Spanish Dance; Neapolitan Dance; Hungarian Dance; Mazurka)

      Orchestra: Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
      • DECCA.
  • PHILIPPA GREGORY'S CHOICE NO.2

    • Frédéric Chopin

      III. March funèbre: Lento (Piano Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.35)

      Performer: Vladimir Horowitz.
      • SONY.
  • PROMS ARTIST OF THE WEEK: EMILY BEYNON

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Flute Concerto No.1 in G, K.313

      Performer: Emily Beynon. Orchestra: Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra.
      • PENTATONE.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    No.4. Andante sostenuto in D major (Lieder ohne Worte - Book 7, Op.85)

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • DG.
    • 16.

By Association

Answer: Bizet and Sarasate

The music played:

Sarasate 
Carmen Fantasy, Op.25
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)
Vienna Philharmonic
James Levine (conductor) 
DG   

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