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Friday - Sarah Walker, plus Rob Cowan with Philippa Gregory

With Sarah Walker. Including 5 Reasons to Love Grieg Songs; Musical challenge; Proms Artist of the Week: flute player Emily Beynon, featured in Poulenc's Flute Sonata.

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: listen to the music and see if you can trace the classical inspiration.

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.

Poulenc
Flute Sonata
Emily Beynon (flute)
Andrew West (piano).

2 hours

Music Played

  • Ambroise Thomas

    Gavotte (Mignon)

    Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Paray.
    • MERCURY.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata in G major, Op.49/2

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • EMI.
  • 5 REASON TO LOVE...GRIEG SONGS

    • Edvard Grieg

      Solveig's Song (Peer Gynt, Op.23)

      Singer: Marita Kvarving Sølberg. Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Ole Kristian Ruud.
      • BIS.
  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

    Violin Concerto in B flat major

    Performer: Giuliano Carmignola. Orchestra: Orchestra Mozart. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Blessed is the man (All-Night Vigil, Op.37)

    Choir: Phoenix Chorale. Choir: Kansas City Chorale. Conductor: Charles Bruffy.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Concertino in E flat

    Performer: Kari Kriikku. Orchestra: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • ONDINE.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Menuet in G major, BWV Anh 114; Menuet in G minor, BWV Anh 115

    Performer: Michael Behringer.
    • HANNSLER.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Polonaise in G minor, BWV Anhang 125

    Performer: Michael Behringer.
    • HANSSLER.
  • PHILIPPA GREGORY'S CHOICE NO.1

    • Karl Jenkins

      ‘He wishes for the cloths of Heaven’

      Singer: Lesley Garrett. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Peter Robinson.
      • BBC.
  • PHILIPPA GREGORY'S CHOICE NO.2

    • Laurie Dunkin Wedd

      Like Water and Like Wind

      Ensemble: The Bingham String Ensemble. Conductor: Steve Bingham.
      • CON BRIO.
  • PHILIPPA GREGORY'S CHOICE NO.3

    • Giuseppe Verdi

      Agnus Dei (Requiem)

      Singer: Maria Stader. Singer: Oralia Dominguez. Singer: Gabor Carelli. Singer: Ivan Sardi. Choir: St Hedwig's Cathedral Berlin Choir. Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay.
      • DG.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Valse chevaleresque Op.96`3

    Orchestra: Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
    • The Sibelius Edition - Orchestral Works.
    • BIS.
    • 3.
  • PROMS ARTIST OF THE WEEK: EMILY BEYNON

    • Francis Poulenc

      Sonata for flute and piano

      Performer: Emily Beynon. Performer: Andrew West.
      • HYPERION.
  • Charles Avison

    Concerto Grosso in E minor (Op.9 No.6)

    Performer: Pavlo Beznosiuk. Ensemble: Avison Ensemble.
    • DIVINE ART.
    • 21.
  • Alexander Borodin

    In the Steppes of Central Asia

    Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Kurt Sanderling.
    • BERLIN CLASSICS.

Classical Roots

Answer: 'A Lover's Concerto' by The Toys was based on JS Bach's Menuet in G, BWV Anh.114

The music played:

Linzer/Randell
A Lover's Concerto
The Toys
RHINO

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