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Thursday - 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 Farrenc's Trio, Op 45.

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

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.

Farrenc
Trio Op.45
Emily Beynon (flute)
Daniel Esser (cello)
Sepp Grotenhuiss (piano).

2 hours

Music Played

  • Armas Järnefelt

    Praeludium

    Performer: Black Dyke Band. Music Arranger: Arthur Pearce. Conductor: Major Peter Parkes.
    • CHANDOS.
  • 5 REASONS TO LOVE... GRIEG SONGS

    • Edvard Grieg

      A Swan, Op.25 No.2

      Performer: Sir Antonio Pappano. Singer: Barbara Bonney.
      • DECCA.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto Grosso in D major, Op 3 No 6

    Performer: Aline Zylberajch. Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • ERATO.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Rapsodie espagnole

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Monteux.
    • DECCA.
  • PROMS ARTIST OF THE WEEK: EMILY BEYNON

    • Germaine Tailleferre

      Pastorale for flute and piano

      Performer: Emily Beynon. Performer: Andrew West.
      • HYPERION.
  • Benedetto Marcello

    In omnen terram exivit sonus eorum

    Music Arranger: Charles Avison. Choir: Voces 8. Ensemble: Les Inventions. Director: Barnaby Smith. Director: Patrick Ayrton.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Robert Schumann

    Variations on the name Abegg, Op 1

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • DECCA.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Song to the Moon (Rusalka)

    Singer: Lucia Popp. Orchestra: Münchner Rundfunkorchester. Conductor: Stefan Soltesz.
    • The Very Best of Lucia Popp.
    • EMI.
  • PHILIPPA GREGORY'S CHOICE NO. 1

    • Estienne du Tertre

      Pavane-Gaillarde; Bransle 1; Bransle 3 (Danceries, 1557)

      Ensemble: Concentus Musicus. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
      • AMADEO.
  • PHILIPPA GREGORY'S CHOICE NO. 2

    • Judith Bingham

      Ghostly Grace (The Choir of Leicester Cathedral)

      Performer: Simon Headley. Conductor: Chris Ouvry-Johns.
      • ACCLAIM.
  • PHILIPPA GREGORY'S CHOICE NO. 3

    • William Byrd

      Quomodo cantabimus

      Choir: Gallicantus. Director: Gabriel Crouch.
      • SIGNUM.
  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo

    La vendetta d'amore (Sinfonia)

    Performer: Simon Munday. Orchestra: La Serenissima. Conductor: Adrian Chandler.
    • AVIE.
  • PROMS ARTIST OF THE WEEK: EMILY BEYNON

    • Louise Farrenc

      Trio for flute, cello and piano, Op.45

      Performer: Emily Beynon. Performer: Daniel Esser. Performer: Sepp Grotenhuis.
      • CHANNEL CLASSICS.
  • Zez Confrey

    Dizzy Fingers

    Performer: Piers Lane.
    • HYPERION.

Mystery Person

Answer: Lucia Popp

 

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