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Friday - Sarah Walker with Maggie Aderin-Pocock

With Sarah Walker. Including My Favourite Scherzos; Music in Time: works by Barbara Strozzi; Artist of the Week: violinist Nathan Milstein, featured in Dvorak's Violin Concerto.

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 today's music-related challenge: listen to the clues and identify the mystery person.

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 as she travels back to the Baroque period to explore the works of Barbara Strozzi, a composer renowned for her remarkably poetic vocal music, which explored themes from everyday 17th century life.

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.

Dvorak
Violin Concerto
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
William Steinberg (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Alexander Kopylov

    Polka in C major (Les Vendredis bk.2)

    Ensemble: Vertavo Quartet.
    • SIMAX.
  • Samuel Scheidt

    Galliarda battaglia à 5

    Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • ALIA VOX.
  • MY FAVOURITE...SCHERZOS

    • Josef Suk

      Fantastic Scherzo

      Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
      • DECCA.
  • Henri Rabaud

    Solo de concours, Op 10

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Michael McHale.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev

    Let all mortal flesh keep silence

    Choir: Holst Singers. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • HYPERION.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Adagio in F major, H.18.9

    Performer: Alfred Brendel.
    • DECCA.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto Grosso in F major, Op 6 No 2

    Ensemble: The English Concert. Director: Trevor Pinnock.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Trad.

    The Lincolnshire Poacher

    Music Arranger: Benjamin Britten. Singer: Peter Pears. Performer: Benjamin Britten.
    • LONDON.
  • Trad.

    The foggy, foggy dew

    Music Arranger: Benjamin Britten. Performer: Benjamin Britten. Singer: Peter Pears.
    • DECCA.
  • MAGGIE ADERIN-POCOCK'S CHOICE NO.1

    • Hildegard von Bingen

      O felix anima

      Choir: Anonymous 4.
      • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • MAGGIE ADERIN-POCOCK'S CHOICE NO.2

    • Modest Mussorgsky

      The Oxcart/Bydlo (Pictures at an Exhibition)

      Music Arranger: Stephen Roberts. Performer: Fine Arts Brass Ensemble.
      • NIMBUS.
  • MAGGIE ADERIN-POCOCK'S CHOICE NO.3

    • Edvard Grieg

      Ave Maris Stella

      Choir: Norwegian Soloists' Choir. Conductor: Grete Pedersen.
      • BIS.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in C minor, Op.48 No.1

    Performer: Nelson Freire.
    • Decca.
  • MUSIC IN TIME: BAROQUE

    • Barbara Strozzi

      Cuore che reprime alle lingua di manifestare il nome della sua cara

      Singer: Christine Brandes. Ensemble: New York Baroque. Director: Eric Milnes.
      • DORIAN.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
    • Chandos.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: NATHAN MILSTEIN

    • Antonín Dvořák

      Violin Concerto in A minor

      Performer: Nathan Milstein. Orchestra: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: William Steinberg.
      • EMI.
  • Attilio Ariosti

    Sorga pur l'opressa Roma

    Singer: Filippo Mineccia. Ensemble: Ensemble Odyssee. Conductor: Andrea Friggi.
    • GLOSSA.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata Op.31 No.2 'The Tempest'

    Performer: Rudolf Buchbinder.
    • RCA RED SEAL.
    • 8869787510-2.

Mystery Person

Answer: Peter Pears (tenor)

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