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Tuesday - Sarah Walker with David Hepworth

With Sarah Walker. Including Musical challenge; Music in Time: Handel; Artist of the Week: trumpeter Hakan Hardenberger, featured in Arvo Part's Concerto Piccolo on B-A-C-H.

Sarah sets the tone and mood of the day's programme with a range of music to intrigue, surprise and entertain.

Take part in our daily musical challenge. Two pieces of music are played together. Can you identify them?

Sarah's guest this week is the music journalist and broadcaster David Hepworth. David has launched and written for many of the most successful pop-culture magazines of the past 30 years, including Smash Hits, More, Heat, Q and The Word. He was a presenter of BBC2's The Old Grey Whistle Test and co-presented the BBC's coverage of the global charity concert Live Aid. As well as discussing his life's work and reflecting on popular culture, David also shares his passion for classical music choosing a selection of his favourite works. Across the week we'll hear music by composers including Copland, Walton and Philip Glass.

Music in Time: Baroque
Today Sarah's in the Baroque period exploring a lesser-known side of Handel's career. Alongside being the star of London's opera scene, Handel also took a philanthropic interest in his adopted city. Sarah shares music he wrote for the Foundling Hospital and considers what it tells us about 18th-century London.

Double Take
Sarah explores the nature of performance by highlighting the differences in style between two interpretations of Debussy's Arabesque No.2 - one by Zoltán Kocsis and one by Pascal Rogé.

Sarah's Artist of the Week is the Swedish trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger. During three decades of performing and recording, he's established a reputation for both virtuosity and versatility. His interpretations of classic repertoire such as the concertos of Haydn and Hummel have become benchmarks for the next generation, and Sarah has selected these alongside Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F major, widely perceived as one of the most challenging pieces in the trumpet repertoire. But, Hardenberger is also committed to championing contemporary works. Sarah's selections include Pärt's Concerto Piccolo on B-A-C-H and Takemitsu's Paths - both of which were dedicated to, and premiered by him - as well as H K Gruber's 3 MOB Pieces.

Arvo Pärt
Concerto Piccolo on B-A-C-H
Gothenburg Symphony
Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet/director).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in D major, K492

    Performer: Scott Ross.
    • Warner.
  • Richard Strauss

    Horn Concerto No.1 in Eb

    Performer: Peter Damm. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Rudolf Kempe.
    • EMI.
  • Howard Ferguson

    5 Bagatelles Op.9

    Performer: Raphael Terroni.
    • Naxos.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Adagio in F major K580a

    Ensemble: Nederlands Blazers Ensemble.
    • Chandos.
  • Ned Rorem

    Santa Fe songs: Nos. 2 & 4

    Performer: Malcolm Martineau. Singer: Susan Graham. Ensemble: Ensemble Oriol.
    • Erato.
  • George Gershwin

    Three Preludes: No.2

    Orchestra: Harmonie Ensemble New York. Conductor: Steven Richman.
  • Jean Françaix

    Sonatine for trumpet and piano

    Performer: Håkan Hardenberger. Performer: Roland Pöntinen.
    • BIS.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Miserere nostri

    Choir: The Choir of Jesus College Cambridge. Conductor: Mark Williams.
    • Signum.
  • David Hepworth's first choice

    • Guido Haazen

      Missa Luba, an African Mass (Sanctus)

      Choir: Les Troubadours du Roi Baudouin.
      • EL Records.
  • David Hepworth's second choice

    • Gustav Mahler

      Symphony No.5: IV. Adagietto

      Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
      • DG.
  • David Hepworth's third choice

    • Richard Strauss

      Four Last Songs: September

      Singer: Jessye Norman. Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Kurt Masur.
      • PHILIPS.
  • Music in Time: Baroque

    • George Frideric Handel

      Foundling Hospital Anthem

      Singer: Gillian Fisher. Singer: Libby Crabtree. Singer: Charles Brett. Singer: John Elwes. Choir: Choir of Winchester Cathedral. Orchestra: The Brandenburg Consort. Conductor: David Hill.
      • ARGO.
  • Double Take

    • Claude Debussy

      Deux Arabesques No.2

      Performer: Zoltán Kocsis.
      • Phillips.
    • Claude Debussy

      Deux Arabesques No.2

      Performer: Pascal Rogé.
      • Onyx.
  • Artist of the Week: Håkan Hardenberger

    • Arvo Pärt

      Concerto piccolo über B-A-C-H

      Performer: Håkan Hardenberger. Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
      • BIS.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No.2

    Performer: Håkan Hardenberger. Performer: Eckart Haupt. Performer: Maurice Bourgue. Performer: Thorsten Rosenbusch. Performer: Simon Preston. Orchestra: Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Conductor: Peter Schreier.
    • Philips.
  • Manuel de Falla

    Siete Canciones populares Españoles

    Performer: Javier Perianes. Singer: Estrella Morente.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Nadia Boulanger

    Soleils Couchants

    Performer: Angela Gassenhuber. Singer: Melinda Paulsen.
    • Troubadisc.
  • Pyotr Tchaikovsky

    The Storm

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • PHILIPS.

Musical Challenge: Imperfect Harmony

The two pieces we heard simultaneously were the 2nd of Gershwin's three piano preludes & Ravel's sonata for violin & cello.


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