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Tuesday - Sarah Walker with Sally Phillips

With Sarah Walker. Including My Favourite English Idylls; Purcell: Hear My Prayer; Proms Artist of the Day: pianist Stephen Hough, featured in Franck's Prelude, Aria and Finale.

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 and identify the place associated with a well-known work.

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: Baroque
Sarah places Music in Time focusing on the Baroque era and looks at a technique that Henry Purcell was particularly keen on - the false relation. Few pieces display this as well as his anthem Hear My Prayer, which contains a great tangle of chromatic and dissonant harmonies.

10.45am
Sarah's Proms artist of the day is another piano colossus, Stephen Hough. Tonight Stephen will be tackling a particularly well-loved work, Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, and Sarah has cast her net a little wider and chosen a neglected masterpiece which offers an equal opportunity for technical brilliance, Franck's Prelude, Aria and Finale.

Franck
Prelude, Aria and Finale, M.23
Stephen Hough (piano).

2 hours

Music Played

  • Cécile Louise Chaminade

    Rondeau, Op.97

    Performer: Nils‐Erik Sparf. Performer: Bengt Forsberg.
    • DG.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in D major K.184 Anh.

    Performer: Sharon Bezaly. Orchestra: Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Juha Kangas.
    • BIS.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Passacaille

    Ensemble: Brook Street Band.
    • Avie.
  • MY FAVOURITE...ENGLISH IDYLLS

    • Gustav Holst

      Egdon Heath

      Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
      • Teldec.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Israel in Egypt: He gave them hailstones for rain

    Choir: The Sixteen. Orchestra: The Symphony of Harmony and Invention. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • CORO.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    3 Preludes on Welsh hymn tunes for organ; no.2; Rhosymedre

    Performer: Huw Williams.
    • GUILD.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Academic Festival Overture

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • CHANNEL.
  • Robert Saxton

    Shakespeare Scenes: The Magic island

    Performer: Simon Desbruslais. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Swan. Conductor: David Curtis.
    • SIGNUM.
  • SALLY PHILLIPS' CHOICE NO.1

    • Cécile Louise Chaminade

      Concertino Op.107

      Performer: James Galway. Performer: Phillip Moll.
      • RCA.
  • SALLY PHILLIPS' CHOICE NO.2

    • Franz Schubert

      Untitled

      Music Arranger: Sergey Rachmaninov. Performer: Sergey Rachmaninov.
      • RCA.
  • SALLY PHILLIPS' CHOICE NO.3

    • Bedrich Smetana

      The Bartered Bride (Overture)

      Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
      • CHANDOS.
  • MUSIC IN TIME: BAROQUE

    • Henry Purcell

      Hear My Prayer, O Lord, Z.15

      Choir: Vox Luminis. Conductor: Lionel Meunier.
      • RICERCAR.
    • Henry Purcell

      Three Parts upon a Ground, Z.731

      Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI. Director: Jordi Savall.
      • ALIA VOX.
  • César Franck

    Prelude, aria and finale

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • HYPERION.

Mystery Place

Answer: Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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