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Friday - Sarah Walker with Tamsin Greig

With Sarah Walker. Including My Favourite Clarinettists; Music in Time: Chopin's Piano Concerto No 1; Brahms's Symphony No 3 in F, conducted by Daniel Barenboim.

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.

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

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.

Music in Time: Romantic
Sarah features a piece from the BBC4 series Revolution & Romance: Musical Masters of the 19th century: Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1, which the composer premiered in one of his 'farewell' concerts, before leaving Poland.

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.

Symphony No. 3 in F major
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka in A minor, Op.67 No.4

    Performer: Pieter Wispelwey. Performer: Dejan Lazić.
    • CHANNEL.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Concerto grosso in F major Op.6`9

    Orchestra: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Archiv.
  • My favourite... clarinettists

    • Leonard Bernstein

      Prelude, Fugue and Riffs

      Performer: Benny Goodman. Ensemble: Columbia Jazz Combo.
      • CBS.
  • Franz Liszt

    Notturno No 1 (Liebesträume)

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • DG.
  • Johannes Brahms


    Performer: Christoph Eschenbach. Singer: Matthias Goerne.
  • Robert Schumann

    Mondnacht (Liederkreis, Op 39)

    Singer: Werner Güra. Performer: Jan Schultsz.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Valse-Scherzo, Op.34

    Performer: Julia Fischer. Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra. Conductor: Yakov Kreizberg.
    • Pentatone.
  • Hubert Parry

    I was glad

    Choir: The Choir of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. Performer: Roger Judd. Conductor: Christopher Robinson.
  • Tamsin Greig's Choice No. 1

    • Charles Villiers Stanford

      The Blue Bird

      Choir: Oxford Camerata. Conductor: Jeremy Summerly.
      • NAXOS.
  • Tamsin Greig's Choice No. 2

    • Carl Nielsen

      IV. Allegro (Symphony No.4, Op.29)

      Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
      • BIS.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Romanza for cello and orchestra

    Performer: Julian Lloyd Webber. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Philips.
  • Music in Time: Romantic

    • Frédéric Chopin

      II. Romance (Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor)

      Performer: Krystian Zimerman. Orchestra: Polish Festival Orchestra.
      • DG.
  • Karol Szymanowski

    Nocturne and Tarantella

    Performer: Rosanne Philippens. Performer: Julien Quentin.
    • CHANNEL.
  • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

    Oh, Our River Narew (Broad Waters)

    Choir: Lira Chamber Chorus. Conductor: Lucy Ding.

    • Johannes Brahms

      Symphony No.3 in F major

      Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
      • ERATO.
  • Henry Purcell

    Dido & Aeneas: Dido's Lament

    Orchestrator: Stokowski. Orchestrator: Leopold. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Matthias Bamert.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Thomas Arne

    The Morning

    Singer: Emma Kirkby. Ensemble: The Parley of Instruments. Conductor: Roy Goodman.
  • Fritz Kreisler

    Toy Soldier's March

    Performer: Jack Liebeck. Performer: Katya Apekisheva.
    • Kreisler: Violin Music.
    • Hyperion.
    • 9.

Mapping the Music

Answer: Valhalla

The music played:

Entry of the Gods into Valhalla (Das Rheingold)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
Klaus Tennstedt (conductor) 


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