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This week, Sarah Walker's Sunday escape is Handel's Largo, Ombra mai fu.

This week, Sarah Walker's Sunday escape comes from Handel's opera Serse, it's a setting of his famous 'Largo', Ombra mai fu. There's more operatic work from Henry Purcell and part of Mendelssohn's incidental music to "A Midsummer Night's Dream", as well as Haydn's Symphony No 93, Strauss's Till Eulenspiegel, and chamber works from Satie and Janacek.

2 hours, 58 minutes

Last on

Sun 11 Feb 2018 09:00

Music Played

  • Henry Purcell

    The Fairy Queen: Symphony

    Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Purcell: The Fairy Queen.
    • Archiv.
    • 001.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No.93 in D

    Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Mark Minkowski.
    • Naive.
    • V5176.
  • Träd

    Black Brittany

    Performer: Garth Knox. Performer: Agnès Vesterman.
    • Saltarello.
    • ECM.
    • 001.
  • Guillaume IX de Poitiers

    Ab la dolchor del temps novel

    Composer: Anonymous. Singer: Francois Harismendy. Ensemble: Camerata Mediterranea. Conductor: Joel Cohen.
    • Lo Gai Saber.
    • Erato.
    • 012.
  • François Couperin

    Les Ombres errantes

    Performer: Christophe Rousset.
    • Couperin~: Fourth Book of Harpsichord Pieces.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 011.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Tombeau de Couperin

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • Ravel: Shéhérazade & Le tombeau de Couperin and Debussy: Ballades de Villon.
    • 4.
  • Leroy Anderson

    Bugler's Holiday

    Performer: William Sullivan. Performer: Sheldon Hyde. Performer: Keith Smith. Ensemble: Utah Symphony. Conductor: Maurice Abravanel.
    • Utah Symphony Orchestra: Orchestral Works.
    • Vanguard.
    • 005.
  • Richard Strauss

    Till Eulenspiegel's lustige Streiche

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Andris Nelsons.
    • Strauss: Zarathustra, Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel.
    • Orfeo.
    • 011.
  • Leos Janáček

    Romance, JW VII/3

    Performer: Hagai Shaham. Performer: Arnon Erez.
    • Hagai Shaham: Violin Sonatas.
    • Hyperion.
    • 013.
  • Erik Satie

    Trois Gymnopédies

    Performer: Pascal Rogé.
    • Satie: 3 Gymnopedies & Other Piano works.
    • Decca.
    • 001.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer Night's Dream: Scherzo

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. Conductor: Frans Brüggen.
    • Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream.
    • Glossa.
    • 002.
  • Claude Debussy

    Preludes Book 1: La Danse de Puck

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • Debussy: Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol.1.
    • Decca.
    • 011.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No.5: Adagietto

    Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Valery Gergiev: Symphony No.5.
    • LSO Live.
    • 004.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance no 5 in F-sharp minor

    Music Arranger: Thomas Dausgaard. Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • Brahms: Symphony No.2.
    • BIS.
    • 17.
  • Neal Hefti

    Lil' Darlin'

    Orchestra: Count Basie & His Orchestra.
    • The Atomic Mr Basie.
    • Roulette.
    • 011.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Serse: Frondi Tenere; Ombra mai fu

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Ensemble: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.
    • Andreas Scholl: Voice.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 005.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Egmont Overture

    Orchestra: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orcehstra. Conductor: Kurt Masur.
    • Beethoven: Overtures.
    • Philips.
    • 2.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    O Clap Your Hands Together

    Ensemble: Oxford Camerata. Conductor: Jeremy Summerly.
    • Gibbons: Choral and Organ Music.
    • Naxos.
    • 001.
  • John Tavener

    The Protecting Veil: Movement. 1

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky.
    • The Protecting Veil.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 001.
  • Pau Casals


    Performer: Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Performer: Guy Johnston. Ensemble: CBSO Cellos.
    • Inspiration.
    • Decca.
    • 10.
  • Elena Kats‐Chernin

    Eliza's Aria

    Performer: Tamara Anna Cislowska. Performer: Elena Kats‐Chernin.
    • Butterflying: Piano Music by Elena Kats-Chernin.
    • ABC Classics.
    • 1.
  • Edward Elgar

    Pomp and Circumstance March no. 3 in C minor

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • Elgar: Pomp & Circumstance; Symphony No.1.
    • Classics For Pleasure.
    • 003.


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