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Monday - Sarah Walker with Chris Riddell

With Sarah Walker. Including My Favourite Dowland Songs; Music of the troubadours and trouveres; Artist of the Week: pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin, featured in Schumann's Waldszenen.

9am
My favourite... Dowland Songs. Throughout the week Sarah dips into the songbooks of John Dowland, sharing a selection ranging from Fine knacks for ladies (which offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of an Elizabethan pedlar), to the melodious and romantic Come again sweet love from Dowland's First Book of Songs, which was published in 1597.

9.30am
Take part in our daily musical challenge and identify the place associated with a well-known work.

10am
Sarah's guest this week is the illustrator, writer and Children's Laureate Chris Riddell. Chris has enjoyed critical acclaim for his illustrated books for children, which include the bestselling Ottoline books and The Emperor of Absurdia. He has won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal twice for his illustrations, in 2002, for Pirate Diary and in 2004 for Jonathan Swift's Gulliver and also won the Costa Children's Book Award for Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse in 2013. Chris has worked with collaborators including Paul Stewart on the Muddle Earth, Edge Chronicles and Wyrmweald series and Neil Gaiman on The Graveyard Book, The Sleeper and the Spindle, and Fortunately the Milk. In addition to his children's books, Chris is a renowned political cartoonist whose work appears in The Observer, The Literary Review and The New Statesman. Chris will be sharing a selection of his favourite classical music, including works by Philip Glass, Debussy and Gorecki, and sketching along with Sarah in the studio, every day at 10am.

10.30am
Music in Time: Medieval
Sarah places Music in Time, focusing on the music of the Troubadours and Trouvères, aristocratic poet-composers who performed and composed in France in the 12th and 13th centuries.

11am
Sarah's artist of the week is the Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin. Sarah shares his recordings of piano classics ranging from the fleeting images of Schumann's Waldszenen and Janacek's On an Overgrown Path to the highly structured sonatas of Mozart and Haydn, as well as sampling his own composition: Etudes in all the minor keys.

Schumann
Waldszenen, Op. 82
Marc-André Hamelin (piano).

3 hours

Music Played

  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: MARC-ANDRE HAMELIN

    • Ferruccio Busoni

      Prologo, BV279

      Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
      • HYPERION.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Academic Festival Overture in C minor, Op.80

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • SONY CLASSICS.
  • MY FAVOURITE...DOWLAND SONGS

    • John Dowland

      Fine knacks for ladies

      Singer: Alfred Deller. Performer: Desmond Dupré.
      • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Trio Sonata in E flat major, BWV525

    Music Arranger: Richard Stone. Ensemble: Tempesta di Mare.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    String Quartet in E minor, Op.44 No.2

    Ensemble: Melos Quartett.
    • DG.
  • CHRIS RIDDELL'S CHOICE NO.1

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      I. Allegro (Clarinet Concerto in A major)

      Performer: Maximiliano Martín. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Alexander Janiczek.
      • LINN.
  • CHRIS RIDDELL'S CHOICE NO.2

    • Alfredo Catalani

      La Wally: "Ebben! Ne andrò lontana"

      Music Arranger: Vladimir Cosma. Singer: Wilhelmenia Fernandez. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Cosma.
      • DRG.
  • CHRIS RIDDELL'S CHOICE NO.3

    • Erik Satie

      Gymnopedie No.2

      Performer: Noriko Ogawa.
      • BIS.
  • MUSIC IN TIME: MEDIEVAL

    • anon.

      En ma forest

      Ensemble: Duo Trobairitz.
      • HYPERION.
    • Marcabru

      L'autrier jost’ una sebissa

      Singer: Frederick Urrey. Ensemble: Clemencic Consort. Director: René Clemencic.
      • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Troubadour Music

    Performer: Victoria Soames Samek. Performer: Michael Bell.
    • CLARINET CLASSICS.
  • Richard Wagner

    Tristan und Isolde (conclusion of Love duet from Act II)

    Singer: Margaret Price. Singer: René Kollo. Singer: Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Carlos Kleiber.
    • DG.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No.3 in F

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • CHANNEL CLASSICS.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: MARC-ANDRE HAMELIN

    • Robert Schumann

      Waldszenen, Op.82

      Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
      • HYPERION.
  • Robert Schumann

    Mein Wagen rollet langsam, Op.142 No.4

    Performer: Malcolm Martineau. Singer: Florian Boesch.
    • ONYX.
  • Amy Beach

    Theme and Variations, Op 80

    Performer: Emily Beynon. Performer: Henk Rubingh. Performer: Marijn Mijnders. Performer: Roland Kramer. Performer: Daniel Esser.
    • CHANNEL CLASSICS.
  • John Philip Sousa

    Hail to the Spirit of Liberty

    Ensemble: United States Marine Band 'The President's Own'. Conductor: Colonel Albert Schoepper.
    • ALTISSIMO.
  • John Philip Sousa

    Sabre and Spurs

    Orchestra: Eastman Wind Orchestra. Conductor: Frederick Fennell.
    • MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE.

Mapping the Music

Answer: Philadelphia

The music played:

Sousa 
The Liberty Bell 
Eastman Wind Ensemble 
Frederick Fennell (conductor) 
MERCURY

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