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).
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!
Take part in our daily musical challenge: can you work out which two composers are associated with a particular piece?
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.
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.
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.
Tafelmusik: Part II Overture in D major
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Gottfried von der Goltz (conductor).
MY FAVOURITE...ELGAR SALON MUSIC
TONY VISCONTI'S CHOICE NO.1
TONY VISCONTI'S CHOICE NO.2
TONY VISCONTI'S CHOICE NO.3
MUSIC IN TIME: ROMANTIC
ARTIST OF THE WEEK: FREIBURG BAROQUE ORCHESTRA
Answer: Wagner and Liszt
The music played:
Wagner (arr. Liszt)
O du mein holder Abendstern (Tannhäuser)
Louis Lortie (piano)