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Sarah Walker with Rachmaninov, Telemann and Butterworth

Sarah Walker’s Sunday morning selection includes Russian music from Rimsky-Korsakov and Rachmaninov. There’s also music from Spain from Manuel de Falla and Rodrigo, as well as Telemann’s G minor Oboe Sonata. This week’s Sunday Escape is George Butterworth’s English Idyll No. 1.

2 hours, 58 minutes

Music Played

  • Henry Purcell

    A New Ground in E minor

    Ensemble: Scherzi Musicali. Director: Nicolas Achten.
    • How to Please 'tis to Love.
    • Alpha.
    • 001.
  • Zoltán Kodály

    Dances of Marosszek

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Hungaroton.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov


    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Moments Musicaux.
    • Decca.
    • 015.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Suite: The Snow Maiden

    Singer: Roberta Alexander. Choir: Woman's Voices of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Choir. Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Capriccio Espagnol.
    • Philips.
    • 004.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Octet in E flat major, Op. 20: 1st Movement

    Performer: James Ehnes. Performer: Erin Keefe. Performer: Andrew Wan. Performer: Augustin Hadelich. Performer: Cynthia Phelps. Performer: Richard O'Neill. Performer: Robert deMaine. Performer: Edward Arron.
    • Onyx.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Performer: İdil Biret. Music Arranger: Sergey Rachmaninov.
    • Rachmaninov: Piano Transcriptions and Arrangements.
    • NAXOS.
    • 002.
  • Ronald Binge

    Elizabethan Serenade

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • The Best of British Light Music.
    • Sony.
    • 010.
  • Manuel de Falla

    El Amor Brujo: No. 3, Cancion del Amor Dolido

    Ensemble: Euskal Barrokensemble. Singer: Maria Jose Perez. Director: Enrike Solinís.
    • El Amor Brujo.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 003.
  • Joaquín Rodrigo

    Concierto de Aranjuez: ii. Adagio

    Ensemble: Euskal Barrokensemble. Singer: Maria Jose Perez. Director: Enrike Solinís.
    • El Amor Brujo.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 004.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Oboe sonata in G minor

    Performer: Katharina Arfken. Performer: Guido Larisch. Performer: Michael Behringer.
    • The Complete Tafelmusik.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 020.
  • Norbert Burgmüller

    Duo in E flat major, Op. 15

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Michael McHale.
    • The Lyrical Clarinet.
    • Chandos.
    • 001.
  • Claude Debussy

    Rapsodie for Saxophone and Orchestra

    Performer: John Harle. Ensemble: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Saxophone Concertos.
    • EMI.
    • 001.
  • Cheryl Frances-Hoad

    Homages 1,2 and 3

    Performer: Ivana Gavrić.
    • Stolen Rhythm.
    • Champs Hill.
    • 013.
  • Steve Swallow

    Ladies in Mercedes

    Composer: Norma Winstone. Performer: John Taylor. Singer: Norma Winstone.
    • Like Song, Like Weather.
    • Enodoc.
    • 007.
  • George Butterworth

    English Idyll no. 1

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Made in Britain.
    • Avie.
    • 002.
  • Amy Beach

    A Mirage, Op. 100 no. 1

    Singer: Emma Kirkby. Ensemble: Romantic Chamber Group of London.
    • Chansons D'Amour.
    • BIS.
    • 003.
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar

    Two sentimental Romances for violin and orchestra, Op.28

    Performer: Christian Svarfvar. Performer: Henrik Måwe.
    • Rubicon.
  • Francesco Geminiani

    Concerto Grosso in C, Op. 7

    Ensemble: Café Zimmermann.
    • Alpha.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56b for 2 Pianos

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Performer: Nelson Freire.
    • DG.


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