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Wednesday - Sarah Walker with Chris Riddell

With Sarah Walker. Including My Favourite Dowland Songs; Music in Time: Mannheim school; Artist of the Week: pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin, featured playing his own compositions.

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 today's challenge: listen to the clues and identify the mystery music-related object.

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: Classical
Sarah places Music in Time as she heads back to the Classical period to witness the influence of the Mannheim school on the next generation of classical composers, for instance with the Mannheim 'sigh', a musical device where the emphasis is placed on the first note of a two-note slur, creating a sighing effect.

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.

Hamelin
Etude No.9 in F minor after Rossini
Etude No.10 in F sharp minor after Chopin
Marc-André Hamelin (piano).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    Dance bohemienne

    Performer: Håkon Austbø.
    • SIMAX.
  • Edward Elgar

    Give unto the Lord

    Performer: Jonathan Vaughn. Choir: Choir of St John's College. Choir: Cambridge. Conductor: Christopher Robinson.
    • Naxos.
  • MY FAVOURITE...DOWLAND SONGS

    • John Dowland

      If my complaints

      Singer: Gérard Lesne. Ensemble: Ensemble Orlando Gibbons.
      • NAÏVE.
  • Richard Strauss

    Tales from the Vienna Woods

    Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay. Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra.
    • 111 Years Of Deutsche Grammophon The Collector's Edition Vol.2.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 8.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Concerto for viola solo, two violins, viola & basso continuo, TVW51:G9

    Ensemble: Musica Alta Ripa.
    • MDG.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Adagio for 2 clarinets & 3 basset horns, K.411

    Performer: Colin Lawson. Performer: James Maltby. Performer: Michael Harris. Performer: Timothy Lines. Performer: Barnaby Robson.
    • CLARINET CLASSICS.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    Overture to Ruslan & Ludmila

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Fritz Reiner.
    • RCA.
  • Franz Schubert

    Die Vogel, D.691

    Performer: Jean‐Guihen Queyras. Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • CHRIS RIDDELL'S CHOICE NO.1

    • Claude Debussy

      Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune

      Orchestra: Suisse Romande Orchestra. Conductor: Ernest Ansermet.
      • DECCA.
  • CHRIS RIDDELL'S CHOICE NO.2

    • John Adams

      I. Shaking and Trembling (Shaker Loops)

      Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marin Alsop.
      • NAXOS.
  • Music in Time: Classical

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Lacrimosa (Requiem in D minor, K.626)

      Ensemble: Dunedin Consort. Conductor: John Butt.
      • Mozart Requiem Reconstruction of First Performances.
      • LINN.
      • 8.
  • Richard Strauss

    Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op 28

    Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Rudolf Kempe.
    • EMI.
  • Claude Debussy

    Danse sacree et danse profane

    Performer: Nicanor Zabaleta. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra Paul Kuentz. Conductor: Paul Kuentz.
    • DG.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: MARC-ANDRE HAMELIN

    • Marc-André Hamelin

      Etude No.9 in F minor after Rossini

      Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
      • Hamelin: Etudes, Con Intimissimo Sentimento, Cathy's Variations, Marc-Andre Hame.
      • Hyperion.
      • 9.
  • Marc-André Hamelin

    Etude No.10 in F sharp minor after Chopin

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Hamelin: Etudes, Con Intimissimo Sentimento, Cathy's Variations, Marc-Andre Hame.
    • Hyperion.
    • 10.
  • Marc-André Hamelin

    Étude No 3 in B minor, 'After Paganini-Liszt' (12 Études in all the minor keys)

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Hamelin: Etudes, Con Intimissimo Sentimento, Cathy's Variations, Marc-Andre Hame.
    • Hyperion.
    • 3.
  • Henry Purcell

    Te Deum & Jubilate Deo in D Major Z. 232

    Choir: Collegium Vocale Choir. Choir: Collegium Vocale Choir. Orchestra: Collegium Vocale Orchestra. Orchestra: Collegium Vocale Orchestra. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Franz Schubert

    Sonata for arpeggione and piano in A minor, D.821

    Performer: Jean‐Guihen Queyras. Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: MARC-ANDRE HAMELIN

    • Nikolai Karlovich Medtner

      Danza Festiva (Forgotten Melodies)

      Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
      • Medtner: Forgotten Melodies.
      • HYPERION.
      • 3.

Mystery Object

Answer: Arpeggione

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