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Tuesday - Sarah Walker with Chris Riddell

With Sarah Walker. Including My Favourite Dowland Songs; Music in Time: Steve Reich: Tehillim; Artist of the Week: pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin, featured in Mozart's Sonata, K330.

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: identify a piece of music played backwards.

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: Modern
Sarah places Music in Time with music from Steve Reich's Tehillim, a Modern example of psalm setting, whose dance-like rhythms stem directly from those of the Hebrew texts that Reich has chosen.

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 From 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.

Mozart
Sonata, K.330
Marc-André Hamelin (piano).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Jacques Ibert

    The Little White Donkey

    Performer: James Galway. Performer: Phillip Moll.
    • RCA.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in E flat major, Op 9 No 2

    Performer: Maria João Pires.
    • Chopin: The Nocturnes: Maria Joao Pires.
    • DG.
    • 2.
  • MY FAVOURITE...DOWLAND SONGS

    • John Dowland

      Toss not my soul

      Ensemble: Consort of Musicke. Director: Anthony Rooley.
      • L’OISEAU-LYRE.
  • Robert Schumann

    Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op 52

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Georg Solti.
    • DECCA.
  • Joseph Guy Ropartz

    Prelude, Marine et Chansons

    Ensemble: Ensemble Stanislas.
    • TIMPANI.
  • Trad.

    Tarantella del Gargano

    Singer: Alfio Antico. Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata. Director: Christina Pluhar.
    • ALPHA.
  • Frederick Delius

    On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Beecham.
    • Delius: Brigg Fair and other orchestral works: RPO/Beecham.
    • EMI.
    • 3.
  • CHRIS RIDDELL'S CHOICE NO.1

    • Béla Bartók

      Music for Children: Volume 2 Nos. 26-29

      Performer: Zoltán Kocsis.
      • PHILIPS.
  • CHRIS RIDDELL'S CHOICE NO.2

    • Ralph Vaughan Williams

      Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis

      Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
      • HALLE.
  • MUSIC IN TIME: MODERN

    • Steve Reich

      Tehillim, Part I (excerpt)

      Ensemble: Ossia. Conductor: Alan Pierson.
      • CANTALOUPE.
  • Pérotin

    Viderunt Omnes

    Choir: The Hilliard Ensemble.
    • ECM.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Béatrice et Bénédict (Overture)

    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Munch.
    • SONY.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: MARC-ANDRE HAMELIN

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Piano Sonata in C major, K.330

      Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
      • HYPERION.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Symphony No.3 in C minor, Op.78 'Organ Symphony'

    Performer: Gaston Litaize. Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • DG.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: MARC-ANDRE HAMELIN

    • Leopold Godowsky

      Toccata for piano in G flat major, Op.13

      Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
      • Hyperion.

Recording Rewind

The music played:

Delius 
On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring 
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 
Thomas Beecham (conductor) 
EMI

Broadcast

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