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Monday - Sarah Walker with Sally Phillips

With Sarah Walker. Including My Favourite English Idylls; Music in Time: Renaissance; Proms Artist of the Day: pianist Louis Lortie, featured in Chopin's Scherzo No 4 in E, Op 54.

9am
My favourite... English Idylls
This week Sarah chooses a selection of pieces that are perfect for summer - English Idylls. Usually inspired by landscape or folk traditions, they tend to be a wistful and melodic reflection of pastoral or rural life. Sarah has lined up a selection of some of the best, by composers including Arnold Bax, George Butterworth, Gustav Holst, Percy Grainger and Frederic Delius.

9.30am
Take part in our daily musical challenge: identify a piece of music played backwards.

10am
Sarah's guest is the actress Sally Phillips. Famous for her roles in Miranda, the Bridget Jones films and Clare in the Community and Talking to Strangers on Radio 4, Sally will be sharing a selection of her favourite classical music including works which recall her upbringing in the Middle East and pieces which she discovered from playing the flute, including works by Saint-Saëns, Smetana, Rachmaninov and Cecile Chaminade. Sally is Sarah's guest every day at 10am.

10.30am
Music in Time: Renaissance
Sarah places Music in Time. Today we scroll back to the Renaissance and the time of Elizabeth I, when puritanism was a major religious force. Thomas Tallis reflected this in music such as the collection of nine Tunes for Archbishop Parker's Psalter. These hymns, written in a pared-down style were considered particularly appropriate for religious worship.

10.45am
Sarah's Proms artist of the day is the French piano virtuoso Louis Lortie, who is performing music by Liszt, Poulenc and Fauré in today's Chamber Prom from the Cadogan Hall. This morning, Sarah features Lortie in the music of a fellow Frenchman, with whom he has become closely identified, Frederic Chopin.

Chopin
Scherzo No.4 in E major, Op.54
Louis Lortie (piano).

2 hours

Music Played

  • PROMS ARTIST OF THE DAY: LOUIS LORTIE

    • Frédéric Chopin

      Prelude in E flat major, Op.28 No.19

      Performer: Louis Lortie.
      • CHANDOS.
  • Richard Wagner

    Rienzi: Overture: Allegro energico

    Orchestra: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • EMI.
  • Richard Wagner

    Albumblatt - In das Album der Furstin M.

    Performer: Llŷr Williams.
    • SIGNUM CLASSICS.
  • MY FAVOURITE...ENGLISH IDYLLS

    • Frederick Delius

      Brigg Fair

      Orchestra: Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
      • DECCA.
  • William Boyce

    The Secular Masque: Presto Allegro; Vivace; Minuet

    Ensemble: The Hanover Band. Director: Graham Lea-Cox.
    • ASV.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Welcome sweet and sacred feast Op.27 No.3

    Choir: Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge. Performer: Christopher Whitton. Conductor: Christopher Robinson.
    • NAXOS.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Egmont Overture

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Beethoven: Overtures: Harnoncourt, COE.
    • Teldec.
    • 8.
  • SALLY PHILLIPS' CHOICE NO.1

    • Pyotr Tchaikovsky

      Swan Lake Suite: scene

      Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich.
      • DG.
  • SALLY PHILLIPS' CHOICE NO.2

    • Camille Saint‐Saëns

      Samson et Delila: Bacchanale

      Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Beecham.
      • EMI.
  • MUSIC IN TIME: RENAISSANCE

    • Thomas Tallis

      9 Psalm Tunes for Archbishop Parker's Psalter

      Choir: Stile Antico.
      • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Divertimento for 2 flutes and cello/bassoon in C major, Hob.IV:2

    Performer: Jean‐Pierre Rampal. Performer: Wolfgang Schulz. Performer: Gilbert Audin.
    • Sony Classical.
  • PROMS ARTIST OF THE DAY: LOUIS LORTIE

    • Frédéric Chopin

      Scherzo No.4, Op.54

      Performer: Louis Lortie.
      • CHANDOS.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Organ Concerto no. 5, Op.4`5

    Performer: Richard Egarr. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music.
    • Handel: Organ Concertos Op.4: AAM, Rechard Egarr.
    • Harmonia Mundi.

Recording Rewind

The music played:

Beethoven 
Egmont Overture
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)
TELDEC

Broadcast

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