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Monday - Sarah Walker, plus Rob Cowan with guest Eddie Izzard

With Sarah Walker. Including Five Reasons to Love Nordic Song; CD Review recommendation: Schubert: Mass in E flat (conclusion); Nordic composers: Crusell: Clarinet Concerto No 2.

Discover definitive recordings of the greatest classical music with your trusted guide, Sarah Walker. Plus Rob Cowan talks to the comedian Eddie Izzard.

9am
A selection of music including '5 reasons to love... Nordic song'. As part of Radio 3's Northern Lights season Sarah shares a selection of Nordic songs, showcasing their lyrical beauty, sense of melancholy and nostalgia, the way they celebrate nature, and the dramatic stories that they tell. Sarah hears from singers including Camilla Tilling, Anne Sofie von Otter and Anders Andersson as she explores these vocal works from the frozen North.

9.30am
Take part in today's music-related challenge and identify the place associated with a well-known work.

10am
Rob talks to Eddie Izzard. Comedian, actor and multiple marathon runner, Eddie is one of the foremost stand-ups of his generation and has entertained audiences the world over. Eddie's epic Force Majeure tour, which he has toured around 28 countries (and performed in four languages), will be coming to London next year. Eddie spills the secrets of his unique brand of humour, and shares a selection of his favourite classical music, every day at 10am.

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

Schubert
Mass in E flat (conclusion)

11am
Sarah features recordings of major works by leading Nordic composers. Throughout the week Sarah travels through Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden as she shares a selection of music by Crusell, Sibelius, Grieg, Nielsen and Stenhammar.

Crusell
Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 5
Martin Frost (clarinet)
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Okko Kamu (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Jean Sibelius

    Rondino, Op.81 No.2

    Performer: Mats Lidström. Performer: Bengt Forsberg.
    • HYPERION.
  • Dag Wirén

    Serenade

    Ensemble: Guildhall String Ensemble. Director: Robert Salter.
    • RCA.
  • 5 REASONS TO LOVE...NORDIC SONG

    • Jean Sibelius

      Norden (6 Songs, Op.90 No.1)

      Performer: Paul Rivinius. Singer: Camilla Tilling.
      • BIS.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    Valse-Fantaisie

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paavo Berglund.
    • WARNER.
  • Max Bruch

    Kol Nidrei

    Performer: Truls Mørk. Orchestra: Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France. Conductor: Paavo Järvi.
    • VIRGIN.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Ich atmet' einen linden Duft (Ruckert-Lieder)

    Singer: Katarina Karnéus. Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Susanna Mälkki.
    • BIS.
  • EDDIE IZZARD'S CHOICE NO.1

    • Trad.

      Glorious things of thee are spoken

      Composer: Joseph Haydn. Performer: John Scott Whiteley. Choir: Choir of York Minster. Conductor: Philip Moore.
      • PRIORY.
  • EDDIE IZZARD'S CHOICE NO.2

    • Trad. American

      Amazing Grace

      Singer: Jessye Norman. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Alexandra Gibson.
      • PHILIPS.
  • EDDIE IZZARD'S CHOICE NO.3

    • Aaron Copland

      Fanfare for the Common Man

      Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
      • DECCA.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Fantaisie, Op 79

    Orchestrator: Louis Aubert. Performer: William Bennett. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • ARGO.
  • THE BUILDING A LIBRARY RECOMMENDATION FROM LAST SATURDAY'S CD REVIEW

    • Franz Schubert

      Agnus Dei (Mass in E flat major, D950)

      Singer: Helen Donath. Singer: Brigitte Fassbaender. Singer: Francisco Araiza. Singer: Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau. Choir: Bavarian Radio Chorus. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch.
      • EMI.
  • Armas Järnefelt

    Symphonic Fantasy

    Orchestra: Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jaakko Kuusisto.
    • BIS.
  • NORDIC MASTERPIECE

    • Bernhard Crusell

      Clarinet Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.5

      Performer: Martin Fröst. Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Okko Kamu.
      • BIS.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Keyboard concerto in E major, BWV1053

    Performer: Glenn Gould. Orchestra: Columbia Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Golschmann.
    • SONY.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto for keyboard and string orchestra no. 2 (BWV.1053) in E major

    Performer: Glenn Gould. Orchestra: Columbia Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Golschmann.
    • J.S.Bach: concertos for Piano and Orchestra nos. 1-5 & 7: Glenn Gould.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 4.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Liebst du um Schonheit (Ruckert-Lieder)

    Singer: Katarina Karnéus. Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Susanna Mälkki.
    • BIS.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Rückert-Lieder)

    Singer: Katarina Karnéus. Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Susanna Mälkki.
    • BIS.

Mapping the Music

Answer: Sweden

The music played:

Alfven
Swedish Rhapsody No.1, Op.19 'Midsummer Vigil'
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)
SONY

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