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Friday - Sarah Walker with Catherine Martin

With Sarah Walker. Including Five Reasons to Love Scandinavian Strings; Music in Time: Tallis: Gloria (Missa Puer natus est); Northern Lights: Berwald: Symphony No 4.

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 musical challenge: trace the classical theme behind a well-known song.

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 with Tallis' Gloria from his Mass Puer Natus Est. Tallis, one of the most celebrated composers of the English Renaissance, used the ancient tradition of plainchant to lend structure to the new polyphonic style.

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.

Berwald
Symphony No.4
Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Sixten Ehrling (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Michael Praetorius

    Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen

    Choir: The King’s Singers.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Richard Strauss

    Don Juan, Op.20

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • DG.
  • 5 REASONS TO LOVE...SCANDINAVIAN STRINGS

    • Lars‐Erik Larsson

      Adagio (Intimate Miniatures, Op.20)

      Ensemble: Stenhammar Quartet.
      • DAPHNE.
  • Hugo Alfvén

    Dance of the Herdmaiden (The Mountain King)

    Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • BIS.
  • David Wikander

    Kung Liljekonvalje

    Choir: Uppsala Universtiy Chamber Choir. Director: Stefan Parkman.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No.19 in E flat, K.132

    Orchestra: Danish National Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Adam Fischer.
    • DACAPO.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Troika (Lieutenant Kije Symphonic Suite, Op.60)

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • CATHERINE MARTIN'S CHOICE NO.1

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Sarabande (Cello Suite No.5 in C minor, BWV1011)

      Performer: Pieter Wispelwey.
      • EVIL PENGUIN.
  • CATHERINE MARTIN'S CHOICE NO.2

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      String Quartet in C sharp minor, Op 131 (1st mvt)

      Ensemble: Belcea Quartet.
      • ZIG ZAG.
  • CATHERINE MARTIN'S CHOICE NO.3

    • William Byrd

      Vigilate (Cantiones sacrae 1589)

      Choir: Stile Antico.
      • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Hans Christian Lumbye

    Britta Polka

    Orchestra: Copenhagen Tivoli Orchestra. Conductor: Lavard Friisholm.
    • EMI.
  • MUSIC IN TIME: RENAISSANCE

    • Thomas Tallis

      Gloria (Missa Puer Natus Est) 

      Choir: Tallis Scholars. Director: Peter Philips.
      • GIMELL.
  • Francisco Tárrega

    Recuerdos de la Alhambra

    Performer: John Williams.
    • Spanish Guitar Music.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 16.
  • Peeter Süda

    Prelude and Fugue in G minor

    Performer: Hans-Ola Ericsson.
    • BIS.
  • NORDIC MASTERPIECE

    • Franz Berwald

      Symphony No.4 in E flat major

      Orchestra: Malmö SymfoniOrkester. Conductor: Sixten Ehrling.
      • BIS.
  • Alec McGregor

    Comes the Light

    Performer: Richard Pearce. Performer: Lynette Alcántara. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
    • BBC recording.
  • Gabriela Montero

    Winter after Vivaldi's Four Seasons

    Performer: Gabriela Montero.
    • EMI CLASSICS.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto Grosso, Op. 6 No. 11

    Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico. Director: Giovanni Antonini.
    • L'OISEAU LYRE.

Classical Roots

Answer: 'I Believe In Father Christmas' is based on Prokofiev's Troika (Lieutenant Kije Symphonic Suite, Op.60)

The music played:

Greg Lake
'I Believe In Father Christmas'
SANCTUARY RECORDS GROUP

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