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Sarah Walker with Baltzar, Sibelius and Wagner

Sarah Walker with a broad range of music, including her Sunday Escape.

Sarah Walker’s Sunday morning selection includes early music from Byrd and Baltzar and more recent works by Poulenc and Sibelius. There’s also music from Handel (his Harp Concerto in B flat, op. 4 no. 6), and Beethoven (Piano sonata in G major op. 49 no. 2). This week’s Sunday Escape is Siegfried’s Rhine Journey by Wagner.

2 hours, 58 minutes

Music Played

  • Thomas Baltzar

    Division on John, come kiss me now [from The Division Violin, 1685)

    Ensemble: Sonnerie.
    • A Gift of Nature.
    • Teldec.
    • 2.
  • Jean Sibelius

    5 Esquisses, Op. 114

    Performer: Kyoko Tabe.
    • Sibelius: Piano Works.
    • Chandos.
    • 16.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Harp Concerto in B flat Op. 4 no. 6

    Performer: Marisa Robles. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Iona Brown.
    • Harp Concertos.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata no.20 in G major, Op. 49 no 2

    Performer: Paul Lewis.
    • Paul Lewis: Beethoven Sonatas.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 7.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Zvezdolikiy - Le roi des étoiles

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Choir: Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. Conductor: Pierre Boulez. Conductor: Gareth Morrell.
    • Stravinsky: Cahnt du Rossignol.
    • DG.
    • 2.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Concerto in D for String Orchestra 'Basler'

    Orchestra: Columbia Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Igor Stravinsky.
    • Stravinsky: Suits nos. 1 & 2.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 18.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    Oblivion

    Ensemble: Ensemble Libertango.
    • LAIKA.
  • Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov

    8 Russian Folksongs

    Orchestra: USSR State Academic Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Evgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov.
    • Anthology of Russian Symphony Music, Vol. 36.
    • Melodiya.
    • 6.
  • Sofia Gubaidulina

    Musical Toys: xi. Sleigh with little bells xiii. The Drummer, xiv. Forest Musicians

    Performer: Béatrice Rauchs.
    • Gubaidulina: Complete Piano Music.
    • BIS.
    • 15.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Clarinet Sonata

    Performer: Martin Fröst. Performer: Roland Pöntinen.
    • French Beauties and Swedish Beasts.
    • BIS.
    • 6.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Sinfonia in B-Flat Major, Wq. 182/2, H. 658:

    Orchestra: Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Conductor: Hartmut Haenchen.
    • Symphonies.
    • Phoenix Edition.
    • 004.
  • Béla Bartók

    String Quartet No 6: 1st movement: Mesto-vivace

    Ensemble: Takács Quartet.
    • Bartok: The 6 String Quartets.
    • Decca.
    • 9.
  • Neal Hefti

    Splanky

    Orchestra: Count Basie & His Orchestra.
    • The Atomic Mr. Basie.
    • Roulette.
    • 9.
  • Richard Wagner

    Gotterdammerung: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Wagner: Opera Excerpts.
    • Channel Classics.
    • 3.
  • William Byrd

    Gradualia Book 1: Antiphon, Ave Regina Coelorum

    Ensemble: The Cardinall’s Musick. Director: Andrew Carwood.
    • Byrd Edition Volume 8.
    • Gaudeamus.
    • 001.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Alto Rhapsody

    Singer: Marjana Lipovšek. Choir: Ernst Senff Choir. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Brahms: Alto Rhapsody, Symphony No. 2.
    • DG.
    • 1.
  • Dame Ethel Smyth

    Four Dances: ii. Sarabande in D minor, iii. Minuet in A minor

    Performer: Liana Șerbescu.
    • Smyth: Complete Piano Works.
    • CPO.
    • 2.
  • William Sterndale Bennett

    Piano Sextet in F Sharp Minor Op. 8 IV: Finale Allegro assai ed energico

    Performer: Leon Bosch. Performer: Jeremy Young. Ensemble: Villiers Quartet.
    • Bennett: Piano Sextet, Chamber Trio and String Quartet.
    • NAXOS.
    • 4.
  • Carlos de Seixas

    Harpsichord Concerto in A major

    Performer: Andreas Staier. Orchestra: Orquestra Barroca Casa da Musica.
    • A Portuguesa.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 10.
  • Anonymous

    The Division Violin [1685]: Paul's Steeple

    Ensemble: Sonnerie.
    • A Gift of Nature.
    • Teldec.
    • 20.

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