Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Monday - Sarah Walker with Philip Treacy

With Rob Cowan. Five Reasons to Love Spanish Guitar Music; Building a Library: Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks; Artist of the Week: Georg Solti conducts Wagner's Die Walkure.

9am
A selection of music including '5 reasons to love... Spanish guitar music'. Throughout the week Sarah showcases the vitality, virtuosity and earthy passion of Spanish guitar music in works by composers including Rodrigo, Albéniz and Granados.

9.30am
Take part in today's challenge: listen to the clues and identify the mystery music-related place.

10am
Sarah's guest this week is the world-famous milliner Philip Treacy. Philip is the designer of choice for celebrities, fashion houses and royalty, and his clients range from Lady Gaga to the Duchess of Cambridge. The first milliner to have his own show during Paris couture week, Philip has collaborated with top designers including Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld and Valentino. Every day at 10am Philip shares a selection of his favourite classical music by composers ranging from Mozart to Sondheim, and tells some of the stories behind his creations, including a visit to Elizabeth Taylor's hotel room, designing a hat for Danielle de Niese's trip to Ascot and working on the Harry Potter films.

10.30am
Sarah features the Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

Handel
Music for the Royal Fireworks

11am
Sarah's Artist of the Week is the conductor Georg Solti. A maestro with a remarkably broad repertoire, Solti had his early career in Hungary interrupted when he was forced to flee the Nazis in 1938. Known for his passionate, even aggressive rehearsal style, Solti went on to have a dazzling life on the classical stage, earned a starry reputation in the opera house and left behind a wealth of recordings, including an iconic interpretation of Wagner's Ring Cycle.

Wagner
Die Walküre - Wotan's Farewell
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Georg Solti (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: GEORG SOLTI

    • Richard Wagner

      Prelude (Gotterdammerung, Act III)

      Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Georg Solti.
      • DECCA.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Lemminkainen’s return (Four Legends from the Kalevala)

    Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Eugene Ormandy.
    • EMI.
  • 5 REASONS TO LOVE...SPANISH GUITAR MUSIC

    • Isaac Albéniz

      Sevilla (Suite espagnola)

      Music Arranger: Pepe Romero. Music Arranger: Francisco Tárrega. Performer: Pepe Romero.
      • PHILIPS.
  • Hugo Alfvén

    Swedish Rhapsody No 2, Op 24 (Uppsala Rhapsody)

    Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Petri Sakari.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Rosa del ciel; Io non diro qual sia; Lasciate i monti (L'Orfeo)

    Singer: Anthony Rolfe Johnson. Singer: Julianne Baird. Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Edward Elgar

    Chanson de matin, Op 15 No 2

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • WARNER.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Valse; Danse des petits cygnes (Swan Lake Suite, Op.20a)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • DECCA.
  • Aram Khachaturian

    Aysha's Awakening and Dance (Gayaneh, Suite no.1)

    Orchestra: Bol'shoi Simfonicheskiy Orkestr. Conductor: Alexander Lazarev.
    • TELDEC.
  • Hans Christian Lumbye

    Salut for August Bournonville

    Orchestra: Sjællands Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Giordano Bellincampi.
    • NAXOS.
  • PHILIP TREACY'S CHOICE NO.1

    • Trad.

      Danny Boy

      Singer: Matthew Polenzani. Performer: Julius Drake.
      • WIGMORE HALL LIVE.
  • PHILIP TREACY'S CHOICE NO.2

    • Arvo Pärt

      Spiegel im Spiegel (cello version)

      Performer: Sebastian Klinger. Performer: Jürgen Kruse.
      • BRILLIANT.
  • Frederick Delius

    Prelude to Irmelin

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • EMI.
  • THE BUILDING A LIBRARY RECOMMENDATION FROM LAST SATURDAY'S CD REVIEW

    • George Frideric Handel

      Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351

      Orchestra: The English Concert. Director: Trevor Pinnock.
      • ARCHIV.
  • Claude Debussy

    L'isle joyeuse

    Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Debussy: Complete Works for Piano, Vol. 2: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
    • Chandos.
    • 14.
  • Jean‐Baptiste Lully

    Regina coeli

    Singer: Monique Zanetti. Singer: Arlette Steyer. Singer: Marie Boyer. Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants. Director: William Christie.
    • Lully: Petits Motets: Arts Florissants.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 2.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: GEORG SOLTI

    • Richard Wagner

      Wotan’s Farewell and the Magic Fire music (Die Walkure, Act III)

      Singer: Hans Hotter. Singer: Birgit Nilsson. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Georg Solti.
      • DECCA.
  • Miklós Rózsa

    My Little Town

    Singer: Julia Kogan. Performer: Marc Verter.
  • Miklós Rózsa

    The Land Where My Heart Lies

    Singer: Julia Kogan. Performer: Marc Verter.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: GEORG SOLTI

    • Franz Schubert

      Wanderer Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra, S.366

      Performer: Jorge Bolet. Orchestrator: Franz Liszt. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Georg Solti.
      • DECCA.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Organ Concerto no. 5, Op.4`5

    Performer: Richard Egarr. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music.
    • Handel: Organ Concertos Op.4: AAM, Rechard Egarr.
    • Harmonia Mundi.

Mystery Place

Answer: the Bolshoi Theatre

Broadcast

Our Classical Century

Our Classical Century

Radio 3 explores 100 key musical moments that shaped us, from 1918 to the present day.

Time Travellers: the podcast

Time Travellers: the podcast

Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough presents quirky tales gathered from the corners of history.