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Sarah Walker with Debussy, Piazzolla and Respighi

Sarah Walker’s Sunday morning selection includes music by Beethoven, Smetana and Janacek. Her Sunday Escape is Respighi’s Poema Autunnale.

Sarah Walker’s Sunday morning selection includes music for cello and piano by Beethoven and musical reflections on the Czech folk tradition by Smetana and Janacek. There’s also music by composers as varied as J. S. Bach, Mozart, Debussy and Astor Piazzolla. This week’s Sunday Escape is Respighi’s Poema Autunnale.

2 hours, 58 minutes

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy


    Orchestra: Orchestre de chambre de Paris. Conductor: Thomas Zehetmair.
    • Debussy Ravel.
    • Naive.
    • 14.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Suite in D TWV55 D:18

    Ensemble: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.
    • Telemann: Orchestral Suites.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 1.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    7 Variations on 'Bei Männern, welche Liebe fuhlen' WoO 46 for cello and piano

    Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma. Performer: Emanuel Ax.
    • Beethoven: The sonatas for Piano & Cello.
    • CBS.
    • 7.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé

    Singer: Jill Gomez. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • Ravel: Orchestral Songs.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 1.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    Fantasia in 4 parts for the 'Great Dooble Base' (MB48 No. 24)

    Ensemble: Fretwork.
    • Cries and Fancies.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 9.
  • Armas Järnefelt


    Performer: Black Dyke Band. Conductor: Major Peter Parkes.
    • Black Dyke Mills Band celebrate 150 years.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 4.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto no.20 in D minor, K.4666 ii. Romance

    Performer: Mitsuko Uchida. Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra.
    • Mozart:Piano Concertos 20 & 27.
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • Leos Janáček


    Ensemble: Nederlands Blazers Ensemble.
    • Janacek: Rikalda/Mladi etc..
    • Chandos.
    • 1.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Fantasia on Czech Folksongs

    Performer: Kathryn Stott.
    • Dreams – Kathryn Stott plays Smetana.
    • Chandos.
    • 10.
  • Arnold Schoenberg

    Scherzo for String Quartet in F major

    Ensemble: Pražák Quartet.
    • Arnold Shoenberg: Chamber Music Vol. V.
    • Praga.
    • 1.
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Assumpta est Maria in caelum

    Ensemble: Tallis Scholars. Conductor: Peter Phillips.
    • The Tallis Scholars sing Palestrina.
    • Gimell.
    • 1.
  • Richard Rodgers

    Little Girl Blue

    Orchestrator: Stan Getz. Performer: Gary Burton.
    • Nobody Else But Me.
    • Verve.
    • 8.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Poema autunnale

    Performer: Julia Fischer. Orchestra: Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yakov Kreizberg.
    • Julia fischer: poeme.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Guillaume de Machaut

    Gais et jolis

    Ensemble: Orlando Consort.
    • Guillaume de Machaut: Fortune's Child.
    • Hyperion.
    • 001.
  • Franz Schubert

    Das Lied im Grunen D.917

    Performer: Dalton Baldwin. Singer: Elly Ameling.
    • Schubert: Lieder - Ave Maria.
    • Philips.
    • 3.
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar

    Symphony No. 2 in G minor OP. 34 i) Allegro energico

    Orchestra: Antwerp Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Christian Lindberg.
    • Stenhammar: Symphony No.2.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Träd

    Eg ser deg utfor gluggjen

    Performer: Nils Okland. Performer: Sigbjorn Apeland.
    • Hommage a Ole Bull.
    • ECM.
    • 8.
  • Gavin Bryars

    The Company of the Blind

    Performer: Ólavur Jakobsen. Performer: Agnar Lamhauge. Choir: Eystanljóõ. Conductor: Leif Hansen.
    • Music from the Faroe Islands.
    • GB.
    • 9.
  • Astor Piazzolla


    Ensemble: Munich Piano Trio.
    • Piazzólla - Tangos y Canciones.
    • Genuin.
    • 4.


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