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Monday - Sarah Walker with David Gower

With Sarah Walker. Includes My Favourite Character Dances; Building a Library Recommendation: Kern: Show Boat; Artist of the Week: Martin Frost, in Crusell's Clarinet Concerto No 2.

9am
My favourite... character dances. Many classical ballets incorporate stylized representations of traditional folk or national dances, and throughout the week Sarah chooses a handful of her favourite character dances from evergreen ballets including Swan Lake, Don Quixote, and Coppelia.

9.30am
Take part in our daily music-related challenge: listen to the clues and identify the mystery person.

10am
Sarah's guest is the broadcaster and former England cricket captain, David Gower. Famed as one of England's greatest batsmen, David was one of the most capped and highest scoring players of his time and led England to victory during the 1985 Ashes. Since retiring from professional cricket he has forged an equally successful career in the commentary box. David will be reminiscing about his time as cricket's golden boy, talking about his commentating career and sharing a selection of his favourite classical music, including works by Byrd, Bach and Beethoven, every day at 10am.

10:30
Sarah features excerpts from the Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's Record Review

Jerome Kern
Show Boat

11am
Sarah's artist of the week is the Swedish clarinettist Martin Fröst, one of the best wind instrumentalists of his generation. He has performed with some of the finest orchestras from around the world, as well as being a keen recitalist and chamber musician. Throughout the week Sarah shares Fröst's interpretations of classics of the clarinet repertoire including Crusell's Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Saint-Saëns's Sonata in E flat major, Brahms's Quintet in B minor, Debussy's Premiere rapsodie and Mozart's Concerto.

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

3 hours

Music Played

  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: MARTIN FRÖST

    • Georg Philipp Telemann

      IV. Presto (Concerto for recorder, transverse flute & strings in E minor)

      Performer: Martin Fröst. Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
      • SONY.
  • Xaver Scharwenka

    Polish Dance No.3

    Orchestrator: Wood, Henry. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite.
    • LYRITA.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in A minor, K 511

    Performer: Francesco Piemontesi.
    • NAÏVE.
  • MY FAVOURITE...CHARACTER DANCES

    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Danse Napolitaine (Swan Lake, Act III)

      Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Conductor: Charles Dutoit.
      • DECCA.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Warum toben die Heiden (Three Psalms)

    Choir: Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor. Conductor: Daniel Reuss.
    • ONDINE.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Idomeneo (Overture)

    Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: René Jacobs.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Tobias Hume

    The Virgin's Muse

    Ensemble: Concerto Caledonia. Director: David McGuinness.
    • DELPHIAN.
  • Libby Larsen

    Deep Summer Music

    Orchestra: Colorado Symphony. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
    • KOCH.
  • George Frideric Handel

    ‘Vivi, Tiranno!’ (Rodelinda)

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington.
    • DECCA.
  • Robert Schumann

    10. Fast zu ernst (Kinderszenen)

    Performer: Vladimir Horowitz.
    • Sony.
  • DAVID GOWER'S CHOICE NO.1

    • Arcangelo Corelli

      Concerto Grosso in D major, Op 6 No 7 (1st mvt)

      Ensemble: Ensemble 415. Director: Chiara Banchini.
      • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • DAVID GOWER'S CHOICE NO.2

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      II. Allegretto (Symphony No.7)

      Orchestra: Antwerp Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
      • TALENT.
  • DAVID GOWER'S CHOICE NO.3

    • William Byrd

      Laudibus in Sanctis (Cantiones Sacrae, 1591)

      Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
      • CORO.
  • THE BUILDING A LIBRARY RECOMMENDATION FROM LAST SATURDAY'S RECORD REVIEW

    • Jerome Kern

      Ol' man river; Can't help lovin' that man (Show Boat)

      Ensemble: Show Boat Ensemble. Conductor: Franz Allers.
      • Quality.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Variations on a theme of Corelli for piano (Op.42)

    Performer: Shura Cherkassky.
    • Shura Cherkassky Live, Vol. 8.
    • Decca.
    • 8.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: MARTIN FRÖST

    • Bernhard Crusell

      Concerto No.2 in F minor for clarinet and orchestra, Op.5

      Performer: Martin Fröst. Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Okko Kamu.
      • BIS.
  • Charles Koechlin

    Horn Sonata

    Performer: Barry Tuckwell. Performer: Daniel Blumenthal.
    • ASV.
  • Luciano Berio

    I wonder as I wander (Folk songs for mezzo-soprano and seven players)

    Singer: Dawn Upshaw. Performer: Todd Palmer. Performer: Bridget Kibbey. Performer: Ljova. Performer: Eric Poland. Performer: Gordon Gottlieb. Performer: Erik Friedlander. Performer: Tara O'Connor.
    • DG.
  • Johann Kuhnau

    Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern

    Ensemble: The King's Consort. Conductor: Robert King.
    • HYPERION.

Mystery Person

Answer: Andreas Scholl

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