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Wednesday - Sarah Walker with Tamsin Greig

With Sarah Walker. Including My Favourite Clarinettists; Music in Time: Auber: Overture (La muette de Portici); Mozart's Coronation Mass, conducted by Peter Schreier.

9am
My favourite... clarinettists. Sarah showcases her favourite clarinettists, past and present, including Martin Frost, Sabine Meyer, Michael Collins, Andrew Sparling and Benny Goodman. They'll be performing works such as Poulenc's lyrical Clarinet Sonata, Mendelssohn's virtuosic Konzertstuck No. 1 in F minor and the jazz-infused Prelude, Fugue and Riffs by Leonard Bernstein.

9.30am
Take part in our daily musical challenge: can you remember the television show or film that featured this piece of classical music?

10am
Sarah's guest is the award-winning actress Tamsin Greig. Familiar to many listeners as Debbie Aldridge on Radio 4's The Archers, Tamsin also currently stars in the sitcom Episodes and in Channel 4's Friday Night Dinner. Tamsin's other screen roles include Dr. Caroline Todd in Green Wing and Fran Katzenjammer in Black Books. Also an acclaimed stage actress, Tamsin won a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress for her role as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and received Olivier award nominations for The Little Dog Laughed and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Tamsin will be sharing a selection of her favourite classical music, including works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Charles Stanford, every day at 10am.

10.30am
Music in Time: Romantic
Sarah features a piece from the BBC4 series Revolution & Romance: Musical Masters of the 19th century. This morning, she showcases the very first example of French grand opera, with the Overture to Auber's La Muette de Portici.

11am
This week Sarah focuses on not just one but five artists, as she celebrates distinguished instrumentalists and singers who have also developed careers as conductors.

Mozart
Mass in C major, K.317 'Coronation'
Edith Mathis (soprano)
Jadwiga Rappé (alto)
Hans Peter Blochwitz (tenor)
Thomas Quasthoff (bass)
Rundfunkchor Leipzig
Staatskapelle Dresden
Peter Schreier (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Ambroise Thomas

    Gavotte (Mignon)

    Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Paray.
    • MERCURY.
  • Amy Beach

    Romance

    Performer: Paul Barritt. Performer: James Lisney.
    • BIS.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    Prelude (Oedipus Rex)

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • CHANDOS.
  • MY FAVOURITE...CLARINETTISTS

    • Robert Schumann

      Phantasiestucke Op.73

      Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Michael McHale.
      • CHANDOS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Gesellenreise, K.468

    Singer: Peter Schreier. Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • DECCA.
  • Henry Purcell

    The Virtuous Wife

    Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • DECCA.
  • Richard Addinsell

    Warsaw Concerto

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Hugh Wolff.
    • Warsaw Concerto: Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • TAMSIN GREIG'S CHOICE NO.1

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Prelude (Cello Suite No.1 in G major, BWV1007)

      Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma.
      • SONY.
  • TAMSIN GREIG'S CHOICE NO.2

    • Gustav Mahler

      Symphony No.2, ‘Resurrection' (conclusion)

      Singer: Christine Schäfer. Singer: Michelle DeYoung. Choir: Wiener Singverein. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
      • DG.
  • MUSIC IN TIME: ROMANTIC

    • Daniel François Esprit Auber

      La muette de Portici (Overture)

      Orchestra: Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux. Conductor: Igor Markevitch.
      • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique U.A..
      • DG.
      • 7.
  • Germaine Tailleferre

    Concertino for harp and orchestra

    Performer: Nicanor Zabaleta. Orchestra: Orchestre National de l'ORTF, Paris. Conductor: Jean Martinon.
    • DG.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: MUSICIANS TURNED CONDUCTORS

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Mass in C major, K.317 ‘Coronation’

      Singer: Edith Mathis. Singer: Jadwiga Rappé. Singer: Hans Peter Blochwitz. Singer: Thomas Quasthoff. Choir: Leipzig Radio Chorus. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Peter Schreier.
      • PHILIPS.
  • Peter Phillips

    Pavan 'Phillips Pavin'

    Ensemble: Julian Bream Consort.
    • RCA Victor.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Piano Concerto No.3 in C major, Op.26

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.

Heard on Screen

Answer: Dangerous Moonlight (1941)

The music played:

Addinsell
Warsaw Concerto
Melvyn Tan (piano)
BBC Concert Orchestra
Carl Davis (conductor)
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