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Tuesday - 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 Amy Beach's Theme and Variations.

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: identify a piece of music played backwards.

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.

Beach
Theme and Variations
Emily Beynon (flute)
Henk Rubingh (violin)
Marijn Mijnders (violin)
Roland Kramer (viola)
Daniel Esser (cello).

2 hours

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Eine kleine gigue, K.574

    Performer: Leon McCawley.
    • AVIE.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Overture for wind instruments, Op 24

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • 5 reasons to love...Grieg Songs

    • Edvard Grieg

      Last Spring, Op 33 No 2

      Singer: Solveig Kringelborn. Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky.
      • CHANDOS.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Allegro (Les Vendredis)

    Ensemble: Vertavo Quartet.
    • SIMAX.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Scherzo capriccioso, Op.66

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Rudolf Kempe.
    • TESTAMENT.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in G major for viola d'amore and harpsichord, K 91

    Performer: Valerio Losito. Performer: Andrea Coen.
    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No 21 in E minor

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • DECCA.
  • PHILIPPA GREGORY'S CHOICE NO.1

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Soave sia il vento (Così fan tutte)

      Singer: Kiri Te Kanawa. Singer: Frederica von Stade. Singer: Jules Bastin. Orchestra: Orchestra Philharmonique de Strasbourg. Conductor: Alain Lombard.
      • ERATO.
  • PHILIPPA GREGORY'S CHOICE NO.2

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Dies irae; Tuba mirum (Requiem)

      Singer: Sandrine Piau. Singer: Sara Mingardo. Singer: Werner Güra.
      • NAÏVE.
  • PHILIPPA GREGORY'S CHOICE NO.3

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      III. Rondo (Piano Concerto in A, K488)

      Performer: Clifford Curzon. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: István Kertész.
      • DECCA.
  • PROMS ARTIST OF THE WEEK: EMILY BEYNON

    • Amy Beach

      Theme and Variations, Op 80

      Performer: Emily Beynon. Performer: Henk Rubingh. Performer: Marijn Mijnders. Performer: Roland Kramer. Performer: Daniel Esser.
      • CHANNEL CLASSICS.
  • Johann Christoph Bach

    Der Mensch, vom Weibe geboren

    Choir: Vox Luminis. Conductor: Lionel Meunier.
    • Motets of the Bach Family.
    • Ricercar.
    • 005.

Recording Rewind

The music played:

Brahms
Hungarian Dance No.1 in G minor
Budapest Festival Orchestra 
Ivan Fischer (conductor)
DECCA

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