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Monday - Sarah Walker with Catherine Martin

With Sarah Walker. Including Five Reasons to Love Scandinavian Strings; Music in Time: Chopin: Impromptu in G flat; CD Review recommendation: Sibelius: Symphony No 1 in E minor.

9am
A selection of music including '5 reasons to love... Scandinavian strings'. Throughout the week, as part of Radio 3's Northern Lights season, Sarah shares music written for strings by Nordic composers including Grieg, Bull, and Larsson, plus there's a chance to hear a traditional tune played on a Norwegian Hardanger fiddle.

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

10am
Sarah's guest is the jeweller and trained classical musician Catherine Martin who, after travelling to Japan, discovered an ancient braiding technique that she spent four years perfecting and went on to use in her jewellery making. Her first piece of jewellery made the permanent collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum and she has since had exhibitions at the American Museum of Art and Design in New York, the National Museums of Scotland and the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. Throughout the week Catherine shares a selection of her favourite classical music, talks about physically stepping into Dame Janet Baker's shoes in a production with the English Opera Group and explains why she listens to the Bach Fugues whilst weaving precious metals in her work as a jeweller.

10.30am
Sarah places Music in Time as she goes Romantic, heading back to the 19th century. She draws a parallel between Chopin's Impromptu in G flat major Op.51 and Wordsworth's belief that all good poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.

11am
Sarah features the Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

Sibelius
Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.39.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Jean Sibelius

    Valse, Op 24 No 5

    Performer: Håvard Gimse.
    • NAXOS.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    English Folk Song Suite

    Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra. Conductor: Timothy Reynish.
    • CHANDOS.
  • 5 REASONS TO LOVE...SCANDINAVIAN STRINGS

    • Ole Bull

      A Mountain Vision

      Performer: Arve Tellefsen. Orchestra: Trondheim Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Eivind Aadland.
      • SIMAX.
  • David Kellner

    Fantasia in A minor

    Performer: Jakob Lindberg.
    • BIS.
  • Hieronymus Praetorius

    Magnificat quinti toni (with interpolated carols)

    Choir: Stile Antico.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Marietta's Lied (Die tote Stadt)

    Performer: Tine Thing Helseth. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Eivind Aadland.
    • EMI.
  • CATHERINE MARTIN'S CHOICE NO.1

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      II. Adagio (Concerto for two violins, BWV1043)

      Performer: Yehudi Menuhin. Performer: David Oistrakh. Orchestra: Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: George Georgescu.
      • MUSIC AND ARTS PROGRAMS OF AMERICA.
  • CATHERINE MARTIN'S CHOICE NO.2

    • Claudio Monteverdi

      Beatus vir a 6

      Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
      • CORO.
  • CATHERINE MARTIN'S CHOICE NO.3

    • Benjamin Britten

      Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes (Dawn)

      Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Conductor: Benjamin Britten.
      • DECCA.
  • William Byrd

    Jig

    Music Arranger: Howard Cable. Ensemble: Canadian Brass.
    • Canadian Brass: English Renaissance Music.
    • CBS.
    • 13.
  • MUSIC IN TIME: ROMANTIC

    • Frédéric Chopin

      Impromptu in G flat major, Op.51

      Performer: Wilhelm Kempff.
      • DECCA.
  • Franz Liszt

    Rigoletto: Concert Paraphrase, S434

    Performer: Louis Lortie.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Jón Leifs

    Dettifoss

    Singer: Loftur Erlingsson. Choir: Hallgrimskirkja Motet Choir. Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: En Shao.
    • BIS.
  • THE BUILDING A LIBRARY RECOMMENDATION FROM LAST SATURDAY'S CD REVIEW

    • Jean Sibelius

      Symphony No.1, Op.39

      Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
      • CHANDOS.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    The Presentation in the Temple (Mystery Sonata No 4)

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Performer: Marcin Świątkiewicz. Performer: David Miller.
    • CHANNEL CLASSICS.
  • Hans Christian Lumbye

    Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop

    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky.
    • Lumbye: Polkas/Mazurkas/Waltzes: DNRSO/Rozhdestvensky.
    • Chandos.
    • 3.

Mapping the Music

Answer: Norway

The music played:

Svendsen
Norwegian Rhapsody No.2
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Neeme Järvi (conductor)
CHANDOS

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