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Monday - Sarah Walker with Maggie Aderin-Pocock

With Sarah Walker. Including My Favourite Scherzos; Record Review recommendation: Delius: Sea Drift; Artist of the Week: violinist Nathan Milstein. Beethoven: String Sonata, Op 24.

9am
My favourite...scherzos. The title 'scherzo' derives from the Italian for 'joke', and many composers have found it suited to a particularly light hearted style of writing. Through the week Sarah chooses a handful of her favourites ranging from the capricious to the virtuosic, with examples by composers including Antonin Dvorak, Frederic Chopin, Madeleine Dring and Antonio Bazzini.

9.30am
Take part in our daily musical challenge and identify the place associated with a well-known work.

10am
Sarah's guest is the space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock. Maggie specialises in satellite technology and has worked on projects including the Gemini Observatory, the James Webb space telescope and the European satellite ADM-Aeolus. She is also a public speaker, broadcaster and presenter of programmes including The Sky at Night, and is committed to inspiring the next generation of scientists. Maggie will be talking about her career, and her life-long obsession with space, and sharing a selection of her favourite classical music, every day at 10am.

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

Delius
Sea Drift

11am
Sarah's artist of the week is one of the great violinists of the 20th century, Nathan Milstein. Celebrated for his radiant tone, expressive ease and aristocratic poise, he was called "'the prince of the violin". These qualities are demonstrated throughout the week, in virtuoso concertos by Tchaikovsky and Dvorak, and in masterpieces of the violin repertoire including Beethoven's 'Spring Sonata', Bach's B minor Partita for solo violin and showpieces by Delibes and Chopin.

Beethoven
String Sonata, Op.24 'Spring'
Nathan Milstein (violin)
Rudolf Firkusny (piano).

3 hours

Music Played

  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: NATHAN MILSTEIN

    • Modest Mussorgsky

      Gopak (Sorochintsky Fair)

      Performer: Nathan Milstein. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Robert Irving.
      • EMI.
  • Clara Schumann

    Nocturne (Soirées musicales)

    Performer: Lucy Parham.
    • CIRRUS CLASSICS.
  • MY FAVOURITE...SCHERZOS

    • Antonín Dvořák

      Scherzo capriccioso, Op.66

      Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Rudolf Kempe.
      • TESTAMENT.
  • Felice Anerio

    Litania Deiparae Virginis Mariae

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Eamonn Dougan.
    • CORO.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Variations Concertantes, Op 17

    Performer: Paul Watkins. Performer: Huw Watkins.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    Bachianas brasileiras No 5

    Singer: Victoria de los Ángeles. Orchestra: Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française. Conductor: Heitor Villa‐Lobos.
    • EMI.
  • Pedro Elías Gutiérrez

    Alma Llanera

    Performer: John Williams. Performer: Alfonso Montes.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
  • MAGGIE ADERIN-POCOCK'S CHOICE NO.1

    • Amy Beach

      I. Allegro con fuoco (Symphony in E Minor, Op.32 'Gaelic')

      Orchestra: Nashville Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kenneth Schermerhorn.
      • NAXOS.
  • MAGGIE ADERIN-POCOCK'S CHOICE NO.2

    • Jocelyn Pook

      Masked Ball (soundtrack to Eyes Wide Shut)

      Performer: Jocelyn Pook.
      • WARNER.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Coriolan Overture, Op 62

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Beethoven: Overtures: Harnoncourt, COE.
    • Teldec.
    • 1.
  • THE BUILDING A LIBRARY RECOMMENDATION FROM LAST SATURDAY'S RECORD REVIEW

    • Frederick Delius

      Sea Drift

      Singer: Johan Reuter. Choir: Aarhus Cathedral Choir. Choir: Aarhus Symphony Orchestra Choir. Orchestra: Aarhus Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Bo Holten.
      • DANACORD.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: NATHAN MILSTEIN

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Violin Sonata in F major, Op.24 'Spring'

      Performer: Nathan Milstein. Performer: Rudolf Firkušný.
      • EMI.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    The Golden Spinning Wheel, Op.109

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • WARNER.

Mapping the Music

Answer: Brazil

The music played:

Respighi
III. Song and Dance (Brazilian Impressions)
London Symphony Orchestra
Antal Dorati (conductor)
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