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Sarah Walker with Purcell, Mussorgsky and Whitacre

This week, Sarah Walker looks at contemporary choral music from Eric Whitacre, plus chamber works from J S Bach and Schubert. She drops in on the ballet courtesy of Leo Delibes and 'Coppelia', and presents a very unusual setting of Mussorgsky's 'Pictures at an Exhibition'.

2 hours, 58 minutes

Music Played

  • Herbert Howells


    Performer: Jeremy Filsell.
    • Howells/Stevents: Piano Works - Filsell.
    • Gamut Classics.
    • 1.
  • Dmitri Kabalevsky

    Colas Breugnon: Overture

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky.
    • Kabalevsky: Piano COncertos Nos 2 & 3 Etc..
    • Chandos.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Trio Sonata in C minor, BWV 1079

    Performer: Angela Firkins. Performer: Muriel Cantoreggi. Performer: Silke Avenhaus. Performer: Tanja Tetzlaff.
    • Bach - Chamber Music.
    • Avi Music.
    • 7.
  • Alexander von Zemlinsky

    4 Balladen: ii. Der König in Thule

    Performer: Silke Avenhaus.
    • Zemlinsky: Piano Music.
    • Naxos.
    • 18.
  • Franz Schubert

    Der Konig in Thule, D. 367

    Performer: Irwin Gage. Singer: Gundula Janowitz.
    • Schubert: Lieder - Vol. 2.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 8.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Dances, Op 46: No.8 in G Minor

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • Dvorak: Slavonic Dances OPP. 46 & 72.
    • Decca.
    • 8.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Miniatures, Op.75a

    Ensemble: Panochovo kvarteto.
    • Dvorak: Miniatures.
    • Supraphon.
    • 1.
  • Henry Wood

    Fantasia on British Sea Songs: Sailor's Hornpipe, excerpt

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Parry.
    • Keep Calm and Classical.
    • Warner Classics International.
    • 3.
  • Edward Elgar

    Cockaigne "In London Town"

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Georg Solti.
    • Elgar: Pomp & Circimstance Marches, etc..
    • Decca.
    • 21.
  • Henry Purcell

    Abdelazar "The Moor's Revenge": Overture, Rondeau, Air

    Ensemble: Purcell Quartet.
    • Purcell: Miscellany.
    • Chandos.
    • 20.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Hamlet: The Ghost of Hamlet's Father

    Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michail Jurowski.
    • Prokofiev: Hamlet, Boris Godunov, etc..
    • Capriccio.
    • 1.
  • Tony Woods


    Performer: Tony Woods. Performer: Mike Outram. Performer: Andy Hamill. Performer: Milo Fell.
    • Lowlands.
    • Basho Records.
    • 9.
  • Jenna Moynihan


    Performer: Jenna Moynihan. Performer: Courtney Hartman. Performer: Mairi Chaimbeul.
    • Woven.
    • Woven.
    • 1.
  • Claude Debussy

    Rhapsody for Saxophone and Orchestra

    Performer: Sigurd Raschèr. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Bernstein: French Masterpieces.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 5.
  • Alberto Ginastera

    Cinco Canciones Populares Argentinas, Op.10: Arrorro, El gato de mi casa

    Performer: Roger Vignoles. Singer: Bernarda Fink.
    • Cacniones Amatorias.
    • Hyperion.
    • 26.
  • Ben Ryan

    Plus je t'embrasse

    Composer: Max François. Singer: Blossom Dearie. Performer: Ray Brown. Performer: Jo Jones. Performer: Herb Ellis.
    • Give Him the Ooh-La-La.
    • Verve.
    • 9.
  • Léo Delibes

    Coppelia, Act 1: i. Valse, ii. Mazurka, iii. Scene

    Orchestra: Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Paris. Conductor: Jean-Baptiste Mari.
    • Delibes: Sylvia, Coppelia.
    • EMI.
    • 001.
  • Eric Whitacre

    Sainte Chapelle

    Choir: National Youth Choir of Great Britain. Conductor: Ben Parry.
    • Whitacre: Sainte-Chapelle.
    • NYCGB.
    • 1.
  • Jacques de Cambrai

    Grant talent ai k'a chantier me retraie

    Director: Björn Schmelzer. Ensemble: Graindelavoix.
    • Confreries.
    • Glossa.
    • 001.
  • Guglielmo Ebreo da Pesaro


    Ensemble: La Pifarescha.
    • Di guerra e di pace.
    • Glossa.
    • 018.
  • Herbert Howells


    Performer: Jeremy Filsell.
    • Howells and Stevens Piano Muisic.
    • Gamut.
    • 007.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Pictures at an Exhibition

    Music Arranger: Elgar Howarth. Ensemble: The Wallace Collection. Director: John Wallace.
    • Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, etc..
    • Collins Classics.
    • 12.


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