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Monday - Sarah Walker with Tony Visconti

With Sarah Walker. Including My Favourite Elgar Salon Pieces; Music in Time: the insertion aria; Artists of the Week: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, in Bach's Orchestral Suite No 4.

9am
My favourite... Elgar salon pieces. Throughout the week Sarah shares a selection of Elgar's chamber music, written for small musical soirées. The line-up includes his Chanson de nuit, Chanson de matin and Salut d'amour, and the two songs Come Gentle Night, and Speak My Heart! Speak My Heart!

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 this week is the record producer Tony Visconti. In his own words Tony is a 'band geek' who started his musical life playing the tuba and the double bass at school, but who ended up producing some of the most famous names in music. Tony worked on many of David Bowie's most acclaimed albums and has also produced an array of legendary bands and solo artists from Iggy Pop to Morrissey and Manic Street Preachers. Tony will be talking about his life in music, and sharing a selection of his favourite classical works, every day at 10am.

10.30am
Music in Time: Classical
Sarah places Music in Time as she investigates the Insertion Aria, a feature that was popular in Classical opera, where one composer writes an aria to be inserted into another composer's opera. With examples by Salieri and Haydn.

11am
Sarah's artist of the week is the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, widely regarded as one of the finest period-instrument ensembles in recent times. Known for its energetic performances, the orchestra has been praised for its clean sound and intelligent interpretations. JS Bach is a key composer for the ensemble, and his music frames the week with the Orchestral Suite No. 4 and the Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor (with Andreas Staier as soloist). Other highlights during the week include Haydn's Cello Concerto in C major (with Jean-Guihen Queyras), a selection of Telemann's Tafelmusik, and Mozart's 'Jupiter' Symphony under René Jacobs.

Bach
Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Petra Müllejans & Gottfried von der Goltz (directors).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Antonio Salieri

    Sinfonia from La Scuola de' gelosi

    Ensemble: l’arte del mondo. Conductor: Werner Ehrhardt.
    • ONYX.
  • MY FAVOURITE...ELGAR SALON PIECES

    • Edward Elgar

      Chanson de matin Op.15`2

      Performer: Midori. Performer: Robert McDonald.
      • Sony Classical.
  • Georgy Vasilevich Sviridov

    The Ikon (Songs of Troubled Times)

    Singer: James Bowman. Choir: Holst Singers. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • HYPERION.
  • Jules Massenet

    Scenes pittoresques: Suite No.4 for Orchestra

    Orchestra: Suisse Romande Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • CHANDOS.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Fugue in E minor: Allegro

    Ensemble: Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet.
    • CHANNEL.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Urlicht

    Singer: Ruby Hughes. Performer: Joseph Middleton.
    • CHAMPS HILL.
  • George Gershwin

    Rhapsody in Blue

    Performer: Gary Graffman. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Zubin Mehta.
    • CBS.
  • TONY VISCONTI'S CHOICE NO.1

    • Richard Wagner

      Prelude to Lohengrin

      Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Georg Solti.
      • DECCA.
  • TONY VISCONTI'S CHOICE NO.2

    • Johannes Brahms

      II. Andante ma moderato (String Sextet No.1 in B flat major, Op.18)

      Performer: Cecil Aronowitz. Performer: William Pleeth. Ensemble: Amadeus Quartet.
      • DG.
  • MUSIC IN TIME: CLASSICAL

    • Antonio Salieri

      'Or ei con Ernestina... Ah sia gia de' miei sospiri' (La Scuola de' gelosi)

      Singer: Cecilia Bartoli. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Adam Fischer.
      • DECCA.
    • Joseph Haydn

      'Dice benissimo', Hob.XXIVb:5

      Singer: Ivan Paley. Orchestra: Haydn Sinfonietta Wien. Conductor: Manfred Huss.
      • BIS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Sonata No 16 in C major, K 545

    Performer: Mitsuko Uchida.
    • Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas: Mitsuko Uchida.
    • Philips.
    • 1.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: FREIBURG BAROQUE ORCHESTRA

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Orchestral Suite No.4 in D major, BWV1069

      Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Director: Petra Müllejans. Director: Gottfried von der Goltz.
      • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Ojai Festival Overture

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies.
    • Peter Maxwell Davies: Mavis in Las Vegas.
    • Collins Classics.
    • 1.
  • Leos Janáček

    String Quartet No. 1 'Kreutzer Sonata'

    Ensemble: Jerusalem Quartet.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Vittorio Monti

    Czardas

    Music Arranger: Evelyn Glennie. Orchestrator: Christopher Palmer. Performer: Evelyn Glennie. Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
    • RCA.

Heard on Screen

Answer: Manhattan (a film by Woody Allen)

The music played:

Gershwin 
Rhapsody in Blue 
Gary Graffman (piano) 
New York Philharmonic 
Zubin Mehta (conductor) 
SONY

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