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Wednesday - Sarah Walker with Tony Visconti

With Sarah Walker. Including My Favourite Elgar Salon Pieces; Music in Time: Bizet's L'Arlesienne Suite No 2; Freiburg Baroque Orchestra in Telemann's Overture in D (Tafelmusik).

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 work out which two composers are associated with a particular piece?

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: Romantic
Sarah places Music in Time with the Romantic period and Bizet's L'Arlésienne Suite No. 2, which features one of the earliest uses of a saxophone in an orchestra, bringing a new elegiac quality to the Romantic symphony orchestra.

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 Rene Jacobs.

Telemann
Tafelmusik: Part II Overture in D major
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Gottfried von der Goltz (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    The Sea Hawk (Main titles)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • Chandos.
  • Manuel de Falla

    Spanish Dance No.1 (La Vida Breve)

    Ensemble: Katia & Marielle Labèque.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Symphony in D major Wq.183`1

    Ensemble: Arcangelo. Director: Jonathan Cohen.
    • HYPERION.
  • MY FAVOURITE...ELGAR SALON MUSIC

    • Edward Elgar

      Salut d’amour

      Performer: Kyung-wha Chung. Performer: Phillip Moll.
      • DECCA.
  • Hildegard von Bingen

    O Jerusalem aurea civitas

    Performer: Robert White. Singer: Emma Kirkby. Choir: Gothic Voices. Ensemble: Doreen Muskett. Director: Christopher Page.
    • HYPERION.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Tarantella for flute, clarinet and piano

    Performer: Joanna G'froerer. Performer: Kimball Sykes. Performer: Stéphane Lemelin.
    • NAXOS.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Concerto in D for strings

    Orchestra: Tapiola Sinfonietta. Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki.
    • BIS.
  • Richard Wagner

    'Wie Todesahnung... O du mein holder Abendstern' (Tannhauser, Act III)

    Singer: Christian Gerhaher. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
    • SONY.
  • TONY VISCONTI'S CHOICE NO.1

    • George Frideric Handel

      'From celestial seats descending' (Hercules)

      Singer: Ian Bostridge. Orchestra: The English Concert. Conductor: Bernard Labadie.
      • EMI.
  • TONY VISCONTI'S CHOICE NO.2

    • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

      'Ich soll ihn niemals' (Die Kathrin)

      Singer: Renée Fleming. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
      • DECCA.
  • TONY VISCONTI'S CHOICE NO.3

    • Carl Orff

      Olim Lacus Colueram (Carmina Burana)

      Performer: Louis Devos. Choir: Brighton Festival Chorus. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
      • DECCA.
  • MUSIC IN TIME: ROMANTIC

    • Georges Bizet

      L'Arlésienne Suite No 2

      Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
      • Naive.
  • Claude Debussy

    Rapsodie for alto saxophone and orchestra

    Performer: Alexandre Doisy. Orchestra: Orchestre National de Lyon. Conductor: Jun Märkl.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: FREIBURG BAROQUE ORCHESTRA

    • Georg Philipp Telemann

      Overture in D major (Tafelmusik, Part II)

      Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Director: Petra Müllejans. Director: Gottfried von der Goltz.
      • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No.4 in B flat major, Op.60

    Orchestra: Concentus Musicus Wien. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Sony Classical.

By Association

Answer: Wagner and Liszt

The music played:

Wagner (arr. Liszt)
O du mein holder Abendstern (Tannhäuser)
Louis Lortie (piano)
CHANDOS

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