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Tuesday - Sarah Walker with Tony Visconti

With Sarah Walker. My Favourite Elgar Salon Pieces; Music in Time: polystylism; Artists of the Week: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, featured in Haydn's Cello Concerto in C, H VIIb 1.

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

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: Modern
Sarah places Music in Time. Today she looks at the Modern period, focusing on 'polystylism'. Two works by James MacMillan and Charles Ives manage to incorporate well known melodies from Knees up Mother Brown and God Save the Queen to Elgar's Cockaigne and Campdown Races.

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.

Haydn
Cello Concerto in C major, Hob.VIIb: 1
Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello)
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Petra Müllejans (director).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Sir James MacMillan

    So Deep

    Choir: The Elysian Singers. Director: Sam Laughton.
    • The Elysian Singers - Cantos Sagrados.
    • Signum.
    • 10.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Moto perpetuo

    Performer: Wynton Marsalis. Music Arranger: Donald Hunsberger. Ensemble: Eastman Wind Ensemble. Director: Donald Hunsberger.
    • CBS.
  • MY FAVOURITE...ELGAR SALON PIECES

    • Edward Elgar

      Carissima

      Performer: Ashley Wass.
      • Naxos.
  • Edward Elgar

    Douce pensée 'Rosemary'; The Sanguine Fan

    Performer: Ashley Wass.
    • NAXOS.
  • Karol Szymanowski

    Concert Overture, Op 12

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Chandos.
  • Robert Schumann

    VI. Die Capelle (6 Romances for female chorus vol.1, Op.69)

    Choir: Pygmalion. Director: Raphaël Pichon.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Vincenzo Bellini

    Oboe Concerto in E flat major

    Performer: Heinz Holliger. Orchestra: Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Eliahu Inbal.
    • Bellini, Molique etc.: Works for Oboe and Flute: Holliger, Nicolet.
    • Pentatone.
    • 1.
  • Johan Svendsen

    Norwegian Artists' Carnival, Op 14

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Chandos.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Scherzo (F-A-E Sonata)

    Performer: Pinchas Zukerman. Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Brahms: Violin Sonatas: Zukerman, Barenboim.
    • DG.
    • 8.
  • TONY VISCONTI'S CHOICE NO.1

    • Carlo Gesualdo

      Moro, lasso, al mio duolo

      Choir: Concerto Italiano. Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini.
      • NAÏVE.
  • TONY VISCONTI'S CHOICE NO.2

    • Camille Saint‐Saëns

      The Swan (The Carnival of the Animals)

      Performer: Clara Rockmore. Performer: Nadia Reisenberg.
      • DELOS.
  • TONY VISCONTI'S CHOICE NO.3

    • John Blow

      So ceas’d the rival crew (Ode on the Death of Henry Purcell)

      Singer: Alfred Deller. Ensemble: Deller Consort.
      • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Henry Purcell

    Ground Z.D221

    Performer: Richard Egarr.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Mats Lidström

    Tango

    Performer: Bengt Forsberg.
    • CAPRICE.
  • Music in time: Modern

    • James MacMillan

      Cumnock Fair

      Performer: Graeme McNaught. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
      • BIS.
  • Charles Ives

    V. Allegro molto vivace (Symphony No.2)

    Orchestra: Seattle Symphony. Conductor: Ludovic Morlot.
    • Seattle Symphony Media.
  • Paul Jeanjean

    Clair matin

    Performer: Julian Bliss. Performer: Julien Quentin.
    • Music for Clarinet and Piano: Bliss/Quentin.
    • EMI.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: FREIBURG BAROQUE ORCHESTRA

    • Joseph Haydn

      Cello Concerto in C major, Hob.VIIb:1

      Performer: Jean‐Guihen Queyras. Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Director: Petra Müllejans.
      • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Robert Schumann

    Allegro in B flat major (Faschingsschwank aus Wien – Phantasiebilder, Op.26)

    Performer: Maria João Pires.
    • DG.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Vorrei spiegarvi, O Dio! K. 418

    Singer: Margaret Price. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: James Lockhart.
    • RCA.

Mystery Person

Answer: Pinchas Zukerman

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