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Thursday - Sarah Walker with Maggie Aderin-Pocock

With Sarah Walker. Including My Favourite Scherzos; Music in Time: Hildegard of Bingen; Artist of the Week: violinist Nathan Milstein, featured in Massenet's Meditation from Thais.

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: identify a piece of music played backwards.

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 places Music in Time. The focus is on the Medieval period and the music of the 11th century philosopher and Christian mystic, Hildegard of Bingen.

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.

Massenet
Meditation from 'Thais'
Nathan Milstein (violin)
Leon Pommers (piano)

Chopin arr. Milstein
Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op. posth.
Nathan Milstein (violin)
Leon Pommers (piano).

3 hours

Music Played

  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: NATHAN MILSTEIN

    • Alexander Glazunov

      Meditation, Op.32

      Performer: Nathan Milstein. Orchestra: Orchestra. Conductor: Robert Irving.
      • EMI.
  • Jean‐Joseph Mouret

    Sinfonies de Fanfare

    Performer: Hannes Läubin. Performer: Wolfgang Läubin. Performer: Bernhard Läubin. Performer: Simon Preston.
    • DG.
  • Franz Schubert

    Adagio and Rondo concertante, D 487

    Ensemble: Melos Ensemble.
    • EMI.
  • MY FAVOURITE...SCHERZOS

    • Antonio Bazzini

      La Ronde des Lutins

      Performer: Gil Shaham. Performer: Jonathan Feldman.
      • DG.
  • Richard Wagner

    Ride of the Valkyries (Die Walkure)

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: George Szell.
    • SONY CLASSICS.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Oboe Sonata

    Performer: Gareth Hulse. Performer: Ian Brown.
    • HYPERION.
  • Hubert Parry

    I was glad

    Performer: Edward Picton-Turbervill. Choir: Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha.
    • CHANDOS.
  • MAGGIE ADERIN-POCOCK'S CHOICE NO.1

    • Florence Price

      Symphony No.3 in C minor (4th mvt)

      Orchestra: The Women’s Philharmonic. Conductor: Apo Hsu.
      • KOCH.
  • MAGGIE ADERIN-POCOCK'S CHOICE NO.2

    • George Gershwin

      Rhapsody in Blue

      Performer: George Gershwin. Ensemble: Columbia Jazz Band. Director: Michael Tilson Thomas.
      • CBS.
  • MUSIC IN TIME: Medieval

    • Hildegard von Bingen

      O ignee spiritus

      Choir: Anonymous 4.
      • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Claude Debussy

    Suite bergamasque

    Performer: Alain Planès.
    • Debussy: Children's Corner: Alain Planes.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: NATHAN MILSTEIN

    • Jules Massenet

      Thaïs (Meditation)

      Performer: Nathan Milstein. Performer: Leon Pommers. Music Arranger: Martin-Pierre Marsick.
      • EMI.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op. posth.

    Performer: Nathan Milstein. Performer: Leon Pommers.
    • EMI.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony no. 8 in F major, Op.93

    Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
    • Beethoven: Symphonies 1-9: Harnoncourt, Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
    • Teldec.
    • 6.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Clarinet Sonata in E flat major, Op 120 No 2

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Mikhail Pletnev.
    • Brahms/Weber: Music For Clarinet And Piano Michael Collins/ Mikhail Pletnev.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 5.

Recording Rewind

The music played:

Parry
I was Glad
Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge
Edward Picton-Turbervill (organ)
Andrew Nethsingha (conductor)
CHANDOS

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