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Thursday - Sarah Walker with David Hepworth

With Sarah Walker. Including Musical challenge; Music in Time: Liszt: Annees de pelerinage; Artist of the Week: Hakan Hardenberger, featured performing Hummel's Trumpet Concerto.

Sarah sets the tone and mood of the day's programme with a range of music to intrigue, surprise and entertain, and as Radio 3 visits Hull for its Uproot festival, Sarah will also be featuring classical repertoire throughout the week reflecting folk music from around the world.

Take part in today's musical challenge and identify the place associated with a well-known work.

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: Romantic
Today Sarah's exploring the rise of the travelling virtuoso in the 19th century. Composer and pianist Franz Liszt was the archetype, and his series of suites Les Années de Pélèrinage (The Years of Pilgrimage) capture the years he spent criss-crossing Europe.

Double Take
Sarah explores the nature of performance by highlighting the differences between two interpretations of the aria "Celeste Aida" from Verdi's opera Aida.

Artist of the Week: Håkan Hardenberger
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.

Trumpet Concerto in E major
Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet)
Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields
Neville Marriner.

3 hours

Music Played

  • anon.

    Dances from Terpsichore: Suite de Ballets

    Composer: Michael Praetorius. Ensemble: Early Music Consort. Conductor: David Munrow.
    • Erato.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Recorder concerto in C minor, RV441

    Performer: Lucie Horsch. Orchestra: Amsterdam Vivaldi Players. Conductor: Candida Thompson.
    • Decca.
  • Clara Schumann

    Three pieces for Mixed Choir: Gondoliera

    Choir: Studio Vocale Karlsruhe. Conductor: Werner Pfaff.
    • EBS.
  • Nicholas Edwards

    Latino Eduardo

    Performer: Nicholas Edwards.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Håkan Hardenberger

    • Astor Piazzolla


      Performer: Håkan Hardenberger. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Kenneth Sillito.
      • BIS.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Romance for Violin and Orchestra No.2 in F major

    Performer: Itzhak Perlman. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Warner.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Songs of Travel: The Roadside Fire

    Performer: Iain Burnside. Singer: Roderick Williams.
    • Naxos.
  • Percy Grainger

    I'm Seventeen Come Sunday

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: English Country Gardiner Orchestra. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Philips.

    • Johannes Brahms

      Variations on a Theme by Haydn

      Orchestra: Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
      • PHILIPS.
  • Vincenzo Bellini

    Norma: Casta Diva

    Singer: Maria Callas. Orchestra: Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan. Conductor: Tullio Serafin.
    • EMI.
  • Music in Time: Romantic

    • Franz Liszt

      Années de Pélérinage 1: La Suisse - La chapelle de Guillaume Tell

      Performer: Jorge Bolet.
      • Decca.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    William Tell: Overture

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini.
    • EMI.
  • Double Take

    • Giuseppe Verdi

      Celeste Aida (Aida)

      Singer: Jonas Kaufmann. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • Giuseppe Verdi

      Aida: Celeste Aida

      Singer: Franco Corelli. Orchestra: Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Conductor: Zubin Mehta.
      • EMI.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Håkan Hardenberger

    • Johann Nepomuk Hummel

      Trumpet Concerto in Eb

      Performer: Håkan Hardenberger. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
      • Philips.
  • Ennemond Gaultier

    La Cascade in A major

    Performer: Hopkinson Smith.
    • Naïve.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Etude in F minor, Op.25 No.2

    Performer: Lang Lang.
    • 2.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Oboe sonata in G minor

    Performer: Katharina Arfken. Performer: Guido Larisch. Performer: Michael Behringer. Ensemble: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • György Ligeti

    Romanian Concerto

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Jonathan Nott.
    • TELDEC.

Musical Challenge: Mapping the Music

We were in the city of Gloucester, evoked by Herbert Howell's Gloucester Service.


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