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Sarah Walker with works by Ravel, Messiaen and Debussy

Today Sarah Walker's wide range of music includes very different interpretations of birdsong from Ravel and Messiaen . There's also symphonic music from Mahler and Glazunov, and the week's Sunday Escape is by Debussy.

2 hours, 58 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita no. 3 in E: Preludio

    Performer: Monica Huggett.
    • Back Sonatas & Partitas.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 10.
  • Frederick Delius

    On hearing the first cuckoo in Spring

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • Delius: Florida Suite, etc..
    • Chandos.
    • 9.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Catalogue d'Oiseaux 1/42 no. 8: L'Alouette Calandrelle

    Performer: Pierre‐Laurent Aimard.
    • Messiaen: Catalogue d'oiseaux Books 1-7 (complete).
    • Pentatone.
    • 8.
  • Louis-Claude Daquin

    Premier Livre de pièces de clavecin, troisième suite: Le coucoû: Rondeau

    Performer: Luc Beauséjour.
    • Daquin: Oeuvres completes.
    • Radio France.
    • 16.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    The Sea, Fantasy in E major Op. 28

    Orchestra: Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Lan Shui.
    • Seascapes.
    • BIS.
    • 9.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Cello Sonata in D minor, Op.40: I. Allegro non Troppo

    Performer: Emmanuelle Bertrand. Performer: Pascal Amoyel.
    • Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 & Cello Sonata.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 5.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Suite for Jazz Orchestra No.1

    Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • Piano Concertos 1 & 2; Jazz Suites.
    • Classics for Pleasure.
    • 1.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Company: The Ladies Who Lunch

    Singer: Cleo Laine. Orchestra: Orchestra. Conductor: Jonathan Tunick.
    • Cleo SIngs Sondheim.
    • RCA.
    • 8.
  • Franz Schubert

    Sonata in A D.959: ii. Andantino

    Performer: Paul Lewis.
    • Schubert: Piano Sonatas.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 2.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony no. 2 "Resurrection": iii In ruhig fliessender Bewegung

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Mahler: Symphony No.2.
    • EMI.
    • 2.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Performer: Simon Trpceski. Music Arranger: Sergey Rachmaninov.
    • Simon Trpceski Plays Rachmaninov.
    • EMI.
    • 12.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Lullaby

    Performer: Simon Trpceski.
    • Simon Trpceski plays Rachmaninov.
    • EMI.
    • 6.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    5 Contredanses, K. 609

    Ensemble: Vienna Mozart Ensemble. Conductor: Willi Boskovsky.
    • Complete MOzart Editions, Vol.6: Dances, Marches.
    • Philips.
    • 30.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Merlin: Orchestral Prelude

    Ensemble: Orquesta sinfónica de Madrid. Conductor: José de Eusebio.
    • Albeniz: Merlin.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Zdenek Fibich

    Toman und die Waldnymphe

    Orchestra: Český národní symfonický orchestr. Conductor: Marek Štilec.
    • Fibich: Orchestral Works Vol.3.
    • Naxos.
    • 3.
  • Miles Davis

    Blue in Green

    Composer: Bill Evans. Performer: Gary Burton. Performer: Ralph Towner.
    • Slide Show.
    • ECM.
    • 4.
  • Claude Debussy

    La Cathedrale Engloutie

    Music Arranger: Colin Matthews. Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Debussy Jeux.
    • Halle.
    • 13.
  • Marianne Martines

    Concerto per cembalo in E major

    Ensemble: La Floridiana. Conductor: Nicoleta Paraschivescu.
    • Martines: Il Primo Amore.
    • Deutsche Harmonia.
    • 8.
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria

    Ascendens Christus in altum

    Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
    • A Year at King's.
    • EMI.
    • 14.
  • Alonso Lobo

    Ave Regina Coelorum

    Ensemble: Seldom Sene Recorder Quintet.
    • El aire se serena.
    • Brilliant Classics.
    • 12.
  • Trent Freeman

    June Tune

    Ensemble: The Fretless.
    • The Fretless.
    • The Fretless.
    • 008.
  • Üzeyir Hacıbəyov

    Shikasta (Minstrel's Song)

    Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma. Lyricist: Mammad Ordubadi. Singer: Alim Qasimov. Ensemble: Silk Road Ensemble.
    • Silk Road Journeys: Beyond The Horizon.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 011.

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