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Tuesday - Sarah Walker with Lynne Truss

With Sarah Walker. My Favourite Rameau Dance Music; Music in Time: Kodaly's Hary Janos Suite; Artist of the Week: pianist Moura Lympany, featured playing Chopin's Preludes, Op 28.

9am
My favourite... Rameau dance music. Sarah puts on her dancing shoes as she shares a selection of her favourite dances from French baroque composer Rameau's most celebrated operas and ballets, including Hippolyte et Aricie, Les Indes Galantes, Dardanus and Zais.

9.30am
Take part in today's musical challenge: which location is being depicted in this piece of music?

10am
Sarah's guest is the writer and broadcaster Lynne Truss. Best known as the author of the hugely successful punctuation bible Eats, Shoots and Leaves, Lynne started her career as a literary editor, then critic and columnist. She has written extensively for radio, with her work including dramas, comedy series, adaptations and short series, and is a familiar voice on Radio 4, often presenting and contributing to radio discussions. Lynne has also written novels including Going Loco; Tennyson's Gift; With One Lousy Free Packet of Seed and Cat Out of Hell. Lynne talks about her new novel, The Lunar Cats, and shares her favourite pieces of classical music throughout the week, including works by Beethoven, Donizetti and Rodgers and Hammerstein.

10.30am
Power of Three - the next episode in a 70-part daily series of pioneering sounds from the BBC Third Programme and Radio 3 archives presented by David Hendy.

Followed by Music in Time

Music in Time: Modern
Sarah places Music in Time, looking at the folk influences in one of Zoltan Kodaly's most famous works: his Hary Janos Suite. Together with Bartok, Kodaly was the most important figure in establishing Hungarian nationalism twentieth-century music. This was partly thanks to new recording technology, which allowed him to go out into the field and record folk tunes.

11am
Sarah's artist of the week is the pianist Moura Lympany. After auditioning for the conductor Basil Cameron, Lympany made her concert debut with him at Harrogate in 1929, aged just twelve, playing Mendelssohn's First Piano Concerto. Several years later, she came second to Emil Gilels in the Ysaÿe Piano Competition in Brussels, and by the Second World War she had become one of the UK's most popular pianists. Her repertoire focuses mainly on music of the Romantic period and the 20th century, and throughout the week we'll hear her in recordings of piano concertos by Liszt (No. 2), Rachmaninov (No. 1) and Mendelssohn (No. 1), as well as Chopin's 24 Preludes and Falla's Nights in the Gardens of Spain.

Chopin
Preludes, Op. 28
Moura Lympany (piano).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Iván Fischer

    Fanfare

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • CHANNEL.
  • Franz Liszt

    Les jeux d'eau a la Villa d'Este

    Performer: Zoltán Kocsis.
    • PHILIPS.
  • MY FAVOURITE... RAMEAU DANCE MUSIC

    • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

      Les Indes Galantes: Prologue

      Orchestra: Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. Conductor: Frans Brüggen.
      • PHILIPS.
  • Germaine Tailleferre

    Concertino for harp and orchestra

    Performer: Nicanor Zabaleta. Orchestra: Orchestre National de l'ORTF, Paris. Conductor: Jean Martinon.
    • DG.
  • Francisco Guerrero

    Duo seraphim clamabant

    Performer: Westminster Cathedral Choir. Ensemble: His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts. Conductor: James OʼDonnell.
    • HYPERION.
  • LYNNE TRUSS' CHOICE NO.1

    • Antonín Dvořák

      String Quartet No. 8 in E major, Op. 80: Allegro

      Ensemble: Kvarteto města Prahy.
  • LYNNE TRUSS' CHOICE NO.2

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Concerto in A minor for flute, violin and harpsichord: I. Allegro

      Performer: Lisa Beznosiuk. Performer: Simon Standage. Performer: Trevor Pinnock. Orchestra: The English Concert. Director: Trevor Pinnock.
      • ARCHIV.
  • MUSIC IN TIME: MODERN

    • Zoltán Kodály

      Hary Janos Suite

      Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
      • Philips.
  • Michael Praetorius

    Dances from Terpsichore (1612): Passameze

    Ensemble: Early Music Consort of London. Director: David Munrow.
    • EMI.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: MOURA LYMPANY

    • Frédéric Chopin

      Preludes, Op.28

      Performer: Dame Moura Lympany.
      • ERATO.
  • Arthur Benjamin

    An Ideal Husband: Hyde Park Galop

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • Chandos.
  • Franz Schubert

    The Shepherd on the Rock, D 965

    Performer: Julian Bliss. Performer: Christopher Glynn. Singer: Ailish Tynan.
    • SIGNUM CLASSICS.

Mapping the Music

Answer: Navarra, Spain

The music played:

Sarasate
Navarra
David Oistrakh (violin)
Igor Oistrakh (violin)
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra 
Franz Konwitschny (conductor)
DG

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