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Sarah Walker with Barber, Bernstein and Roussel.

Sarah Walker with a broad range of music, including Barber's Adagio for Strings conducted by Leonard Bernstein. Albert Roussel provides this week's Sunday Escape.

Sarah Walker’s Sunday morning selection includes Samuel Barber’s evergreen Adagio for Strings, conducted by today’s centenarian Leonard Bernstein. There’s also music by Bernstein himself as well as Mozart’s String Quartet in G, K. 80, and well-known works by Mendelssohn and Bach. This week’s Sunday Escape is by Albert Roussel.

2 hours, 58 minutes

Music Played

  • Henry Purcell

    Strike The Viol

    Singer: Barnaby Smith. Ensemble: Les Inventions.
    • A Purcell Collection.
    • 11.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Burlesca for Orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
    • Gianandrea Noseda: Ten Years Of Musica Italiana.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 13.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita no. 3 in A minor BWV 827

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Bach: Partitas 2,3 & 4 Murray Perahia.
    • Sony Music Classical.
    • 7.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden: i. Chorale

    Choir: Accentus. Ensemble: Ensemble Orchestral de Paris. Conductor: Laurence Equilbey.
  • Edward Elgar

    Sea Pictures Op.37 , No.s 3,4 & 5

    Singer: Janet Baker. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • Elgar: Cello Concerto, Sea Pictures.
    • EMI.
    • 8.
  • Luciano Berio


    Performer: David Arden.
    • Luciano Berio: The Complete Works For Solo Piano.
    • 2.
  • Frank Bridge

    Cherry Ripe

    Orchestra: Orchestra of Opera North. Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones.
    • English String Miniatures Vol. 2.
    • Naxos.
    • 2.
  • Samuel Barber

    Adagio For Strings

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • A Total Embrace: The Conductor.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 10.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Four Piece Suite: i. Samba Triste

    Performer: Richard Markham. Performer: David Nettle.
    • Bernstein, Gershwin/Grainger, Bennett - David Nettle & Richard Markham.
    • EMI.
    • 11.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quartet in G K.80

    Ensemble: Quartetto Italiano.
    • Mozart: String Quartets Nos 1-15.
    • Philips.
    • 1.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Seasons: No. 8 in B minor, August, the Harvest

    Performer: Nikolai Lugansky.
    • Tchaikovsky: Grand Sonata & The Seasons.
    • NAIVE.
    • 12.
  • Judith Weir

    Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Weir: Storm BBC Singers/Hill.
    • SIGNUM.
    • 2.
  • Kenneth Leighton

    Symphony for Strings op. 3 mov. 1 Adagio

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Leighton: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 1.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    West Side Story: Maria

    Performer: André Previn. Performer: Shelly Manne. Singer: Red Mitchell.
    • Jazz Milestones of a Legend - Andre Previn, Vol. 7.
    • Avid Entertainment ‎.
    • 7.
  • Albert Roussel

    Symphony no. 1 "Le poème de la foret": iii. Soir d'été

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Stéphane Denève.
    • Roussel: Symphony No. 1.
    • Naxos.
    • 3.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Il Sogno di Scipione K.126, No. 8: A chi sereno io miro (Aria)

    Singer: Soraya Mafi. Orchestra: Classical Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Ian Page.
    • Mozart: Il Sogno Di Scipione, K.126.
    • 17.
  • William Walton

    Coronation March: Crown Imperial

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Louis Frémaux.
    • Walton: Gloria, Te Deum, Facade Suites, Fremaux.
    • 15.
  • Giovanni Francesco Anerio

    Salve Regina

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Eamonn Dougan.
    • The Blossoming Vine.
    • CORO.
    • 2.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944 "Great": iii. Scherzo

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major, D944 'The Great'.
    • BR Klassik.
    • 3.
  • Oliver Knussen

    ...Upon One Note (Fantazia after Purcell)

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Oliver Knussen.
    • Knussen Dirigert Knussen - Tuckwell/Shelton/London Sinfonietta.
    • 19.


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