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Thursday - Sarah Walker with Tony Visconti

With Sarah Walker. Including My Favourite Elgar Salon Pieces; Music in Time: John Dowland; Artists of the Week: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, featured in Mozart's Symphony No 41.

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: identify a piece of music played backwards.

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: Renaissance
Sarah places Music in Time as she explores the strange fashion in Renaissance England for melancholy, expressed in music by the archetypal melancholic Renaissance composer: John Dowland.

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.

Mozart
Symphony No. 41 'Jupiter'
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
René Jacobs (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: FREIBURG BAROQUE ORCHESTRA

    • Christoph Willibald Gluck

      Overture to Orfeo ed Euridice

      Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: René Jacobs.
      • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • MY FAVOURITE...ELGAR SALON MUSIC

    • Edward Elgar

      Speak, my Heart!

      Performer: Reinild Mees. Singer: Konrad Jarnot.
      • CHANNEL.
  • Edward Elgar

    Come, Gentle Night

    Performer: Reinild Mees. Singer: Konrad Jarnot.
    • CHANNEL.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Oboe Concerto in C major, RV451

    Performer: Alfredo Bernardini. Ensemble: Zefiro.
    • NAÏVE.
  • Alexander Borodin

    Polovtsian Dances (Prince Igor)

    Choir: Beecham Choral Society. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Beecham.
    • EMI.
  • Franz Schubert

    Der liebliche Stern, D. 861

    Performer: Matthias Goerne. Ensemble: Quatuor Ébène.
  • Richard Strauss

    Don Juan

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
    • Strauss: Zarathustra; Don Juan; Till Eulenspiegel.
    • Orfeo.
    • 10.
  • William Walton

    Popular Song (Facade)

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble. Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones.
    • HYPERION.
  • TONY VISCONTI'S CHOICE NO.1

    • Gioachino Rossini

      ‘Una Voce Poco Fa' (Barber of Seville)

      Singer: Roberta Peters. Orchestra: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf.
      • RCA LIVING STEREO.
  • TONY VISCONTI'S CHOICE NO.2

    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      1812 Overture

      Performer: University of Minnesota Brass Band. Orchestra: Minnesota Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
      • MERCURY.
  • MUSIC IN TIME: Renaissance

    • John Dowland

      In darkness let me dwell

      Performer: Thomas Dunford. Singer: Iestyn Davies.
      • WIGMORE HALL LIVE.
  • John Ireland

    A Downland Suite

    Music Arranger: John Ireland. Music Arranger: Geoffrey Bush. Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Chandos.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: FREIBURG BAROQUE ORCHESTRA

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Symphony No.41 'Jupiter'; 3rd movement (Menuetto)

      Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: René Jacobs.
      • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Tina Davidson

    Blue Curve of the Earth

    Performer: Hilary Hahn. Performer: Cory Smythe.
    • DG.
  • George Gershwin

    Variations on 'I got rhythm'

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet. Orchestra: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
    • Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue & Piano Concerto: Thibaudet.
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • Robert White

    Christe, qui lux es et dies

    Choir: Gabrieli Consort & Players. Conductor: Paul McCreesh.
    • SIGNUM.

Recording Rewind

The music played:

Walton
Popular Song (Façade)
Richard Stilgoe (reciter)
Nash Ensemble
David Lloyd-Jones (conductor)
HYPERION

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