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Wednesday - Sarah Walker with Sam Neill

With Sarah Walker. Five Reasons to Love the Film Scores of Hollywood's Emigre Composers; Artist of the Week: The Lindsay String Quartet, featured in Janacek's String Quartet No 1.

A selection of music including '5 reasons to love... the film scores of Hollywood's émigré composers'. Hollywood provided a refuge for many European composers from the seismic events that shook Europe in the years leading up to the Second World War, and a handful of them made a living writing film music for the studios there. Throughout the week Sarah explores classic scores by composers including Miklos Rozsa, Max Steiner and Erich Korngold.

Take part in today's challenge: listen to the clues and identify the mystery music-related place.

Sarah's guest this week is the actor Sam Neill. Sam has starred in television series including Reilly, Ace of Spies, The Tudors and Peaky Blinders and in films ranging from The Hunt for Red October and The Piano to Dead Calm and Jurassic Park. Throughout the week Sam shares an eclectic selection of his favourite classical music, with choices including Robert Schumann and Philip Glass. He also discusses the music from his films and tells Sarah why Dvorak's Ninth Symphony reminds him of his father.

Sarah chooses music that reflects highlights from the 2015 BBC Proms season.

Sarah's artist of the week is the Lindsay String Quartet, one of the foremost quartets of the 20th century. Led by the inspirational Peter Cropper, who died earlier this year, The Lindsays became famous for their informal chamber music concerts, which introduced a new generation to the string quartet repertoire.

String Quartet No.1 'Kreutzer Sonata'
Lindsay String Quartet.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Nature is held in light sleep (Cypress No.11)

    Ensemble: Lindsay String Quartet.
    • ASV.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Fantasia on Greensleeves

    Orchestra: Sinfonia of London. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • EMI.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    The Adventures of Robin Hood (excerpts)

    Orchestra: Moscow Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: William T. Stromberg.
  • Muriel Herbert

    The Lake Isle of Innisfree

    Singer: James Gilchrist. Performer: David Owen Norris.
    • LINN.
  • Muriel Herbert

    Tewkesbury Road

    Performer: David Owen Norris. Singer: James Gilchrist.
    • LINN.
  • Edward Elgar

    Andante con variazione 'Evesham Andante'

    Ensemble: Athena Ensemble.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Pedro Elías Gutiérrez

    Alma Llanera

    Performer: John Williams. Performer: Alfonso Montes.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Sérénade mélancolique, Op 26

    Performer: Isaac Stern. Orchestra: Columbia Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Frank Brieff.
    • SONY.
  • Thomas Arne

    The Morning

    Singer: Emma Kirkby. Ensemble: The Parley of Instruments. Conductor: Roy Goodman.
  • Aaron Copland

    Fanfare for the Common Man (Symphony No.3)

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
  • Philip Glass

    Changing Opinion

    Lyricist: Paul Simon. Singer: Bernard Fowler. Ensemble: Philip Glass Ensemble. Conductor: Michael Riesman.
    • CBS.
  • Claude Debussy

    La Mer

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • DG.
  • Ivor Gurney

    Sleep (Five Elizabethan Songs)

    Singer: Benjamin Luxon. Performer: David Willison.
    • Gurney and Butterworth songs - Luxon and Willison.
    • Chandos.
    • 31.
  • Ivor Gurney

    Sleep (Five Elizabethan Songs)

    Singer: Benjamin Luxon. Performer: David Willison.
    • Gurney and Butterworth songs - Luxon and Willison.
    • Chandos.
    • 31.
  • Leos Janáček

    String Quartet No.1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’

    Ensemble: Lindsay String Quartet.
    • REGIS.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351

    Orchestra: Le Concert des Nations. Conductor: Jordi Savall.
    • Handel: Water Music Suites:Jordi Savall.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 23-30.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sonata for piano duet (K.381) in D major [complete]

    Performer: Christoph Eschenbach. Performer: Justus Frantz.
    • Mozart: Music for Piano Duet: Justus Frantz, Christoph Eschenbach.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4.

Mystery Place

Answer: Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens


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