Friday - Sarah Walker with Tony Visconti
With Sarah Walker. Including My Favourite Elgar Salon Pieces; Music in Time: Leonel Power; Artists of the Week: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Bach: Keyboard Concerto No 1.
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 today's musical challenge: trace the classical theme behind a well-known song.
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: Medieval
Sarah places Music in Time with the Medieval period, putting the spotlight on Leonel Power, one of the first composers to set each of the sections of the Mass to music using a single, common theme. Trio Medieval bring a purity of tone to this mysterious early musical tribute to the Virgin Mary.
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.
Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor BWV 1052
Andreas Staier (harpsichord)
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.
My favourite... Elgar salon music
Tony Visconti's Choice No. 1
Sarah's Choice for Tony Visconti
Music in Time: Medieval
ARTIST OF THE WEEK: FREIBURG BAROQUE ORCHESTRA
Answer: 'I'm Always Chasing Rainbows' is based on Chopin's Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op.66
The music played:
'I'm Always Chasing Rainbows'
Judy Garland (singer)