Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Tuesday - Sarah Walker with Catherine Martin

With Sarah Walker. Including Five Reasons to Love Scandinavian Strings; Music in Time: Handel: Lascia ch'io pianga; Northern Lights season: Grieg: Symphonic Dances.

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 our daily musical challenge: identify a piece of music played backwards.

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 discovers how Handel placed vocal prowess at the centre of the Baroque stage with his enduringly enchanting da capo aria Lascia ch'io pianga. A da capo aria's ternary form meant that singers could show off and add their own ornamentation to the final section of the song.

11am
As part of Radio 3's Northern Lights season, Sarah features recordings of major works by leading Nordic composers. Throughout the week Sarah explores music from northern lands as she showcases compositions by composers including Sinding, Nielsen and Berwald.

Grieg
Symphonic Dances
WDR Symphony Orchestra
Eivind Aadland (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Jean‐Baptiste Lully

    Marche pour la ceremonie turque (Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme)

    Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • ALIA VOX.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Ave Maris Stella

    Choir: Norwegian Soloists' Choir. Conductor: Grete Pedersen.
    • BIS.
  • 5 REASONS TO LOVE...SCANDINAVIAN STRINGS

    • Georg von Bertouch

      Trio Sonata No.11 for violin, recorder and basso continuo in F major

      Performer: Peter Spišský. Performer: Frode Thorsen. Ensemble: Bergen Barokk.
      • TOCCATA CLASSICS.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Introduction, theme and variations in E flat major

    Performer: Charles Neidich. Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • DG.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Madamina, il catalogo è questo (Don Giovanni)

    Singer: Giuseppe Taddei. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini.
    • EMI.
  • Michael Nyman

    In re Don Giovanni

    Ensemble: Michael Nyman Band.
    • VENTURE.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Hob.XVI:36

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes.
    • EMI.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Morning (Peer Gynt Suite No 1, Op.46)

    Orchestra: WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne. Conductor: Eivind Aadland.
    • AUDITE.
  • CATHERINE MARTIN'S CHOICE NO.1

    • Trad. Hungarian

      Haj revesz, revesz (The Bride's Farewell)

      • HUNGAROTON.
  • CATHERINE MARTIN'S CHOICE NO.2

    • Franz Schubert

      Abendstern, D.806

      Singer: Janet Baker. Performer: Gerald Moore.
      • EMI.
  • CATHERINE MARTIN'S CHOICE NO.3

    • Pelham Humfrey

      Wilt thou forgive that sin (A Hymne to God)

      Singer: Janet Baker. Performer: Raymond Leppard. Performer: Joy Hall.
      • BBC.
  • CATHERINE MARTIN'S CHOICE NO.4

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      'Der, welcher wandert'; 'Tamino mein' (The Magic Flute, Act II)

      Singer: Dawn Upshaw. Singer: Anthony Rolfe Johnson. Singer: Rufus Müller. Singer: Richard Wistreich.
      • EMI.
  • Darius Milhaud

    Mazurka

    Performer: Andrew West.
    • HYPERION.
  • MUSIC IN TIME: BAROQUE

    • George Frideric Handel

      Lascia ch'io pianga (Rinaldo)

      Singer: Cecilia Bartoli. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
      • DECCA.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Sonata a 5 for violin and strings in B flat

    Orchestra: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Archiv.
  • Rued Langgaard

    Symphony No.12 'Helsingeborg'

    Orchestra: Filharmony Łódź. Conductor: Ilya Stupel.
    • DANACORD.
  • Graham Ross

    Lullay, my liking

    Choir: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Performer: Tanya Houghton. Conductor: Graham Ross.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • NORDIC MASTERPIECE

    • Edvard Grieg

      Symphonic Dances, Op.64

      Orchestra: WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne. Conductor: Eivind Aadland.
      • AUDITE.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Concerto in D minor for two pianos

    Ensemble: Katia Labèque. Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Seiji Ozawa.
    • Philips.
  • Franz Schubert

    La pastorella, D 528

    Singer: Cecilia Bartoli. Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • Decca.

Recording Rewind

The music played:

Grieg
Morning (Peer Gynt Suite No.1)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Jerzy Maksymiuk (conductor)
NAXOS

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.