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Sarah Walker with Nielsen, Debussy and Vaughan Williams

Sarah Walker presents a broad range of music, including works by Nielsen, Ravel, Debussy, Saint-Saens and Haydn. Her Sunday Escape features Vaughan Williams.

Sarah Walker’s Sunday morning selection includes traditional Norwegian music, and pieces from Denmark by Carl Nielsen. There’s a French flavour in pieces by Ravel, Debussy and Saint-Saens, as well as Haydn’s Symphony No. 58 in F. The Sunday Escape features Vaughan Williams’s Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus.

2 hours, 58 minutes

Music Played

  • Orlando Gibbons

    O clap your hands together

    Ensemble: VOCES8.
    • A Choral Tapestry.
    • Signum.
    • 009.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony no. 58 in F

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Frans Brüggen.
    • Philips.
  • Trad.

    Det lisle banet (the little child)

    Ensemble: Trio Mediæval.
    • Folk Songs.
    • ECM.
    • 001.
  • Trad.

    Bruremarsj Fra Gudbrandsdalen (Wedding March from Gudbrandsdalen)

    Ensemble: Trio Mediæval.
    • Folk Songs.
    • ECM.
    • 008.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Fantasy Pieces

    Performer: Albrecht Mayer. Performer: Markus Becker.
    • EMI.
  • Filippo Marchetti

    Ruy Blas Act III finale: La Regina....Entri il Messo

    Performer: Alberto Gazale. Performer: Sylvia Marini. Performer: Διμιτρα Θεοδoσιου. Performer: Mario Malagnini. Performer: Stefano Consolini. Performer: Roberto Nencini. Performer: Alfio Rosati. Director: Daniel Lipton. Orchestra: Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana.
    • Ruy Blas.
    • Bongiovanni.
    • 004.
  • Ruth Gipps

    Song for Orchestra Op.33

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Thomas Arne

    The Masque of Comus: By The Rushy-Fringed Bank

    Singer: Emma Kirkby. Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • Decca.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    North by Northwest

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Elmer Bernstein.
    • This is The Return of Cult Fiction.
    • Virgin.
    • 020.
  • Maurice Ravel

    L'Enfant et les sortileges M.71: Danse des rainettes

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • DG.
  • Maurice Ravel

    L'Enfant et les sortileges M.71: Toi, le Coeur de la rose

    Ensemble: Papagena.
    • The Darkest Midnight.
    • Somm.
    • 001.
  • Claude Debussy

    2 Arabesques

    Performer: Noriko Ogawa.
    • BIS.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sonata no. 4 in C minor BWV 1017

    Performer: James Ehnes. Performer: Luc Beauséjour.
    • Analekta.
  • Henry Purcell

    Ground in C minor ZD. 221

    Performer: Luc Beauséjour.
    • Baroque session on piano.
    • Analekta.
    • 006.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Fratres for Violin, strings and percussion

    Orchestra: I Fiamminghi. Conductor: Rudolf Werthen.
    • TELARC.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Roman Festivals iv. La Befana

    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Seiji Ozawa.
    • DG.
  • George Gershwin


    Ensemble: The Modern Jazz Quartet.
    • The Last Concert.
    • Atlantic.
    • 003.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Halle.
  • Marie Antoinette

    Portrait charmant

    Performer: 平井千絵. Singer: Mayuko Karasawa.
    • Fontec.
  • Alonso Lobo

    Versa est in luctum

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Santiago a cappella.
    • Soli Deo Gloria.
    • 008.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Havanaise, op. 83

    Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma. Performer: Kathryn Stott.
    • La Belle Epoche.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 008.
  • Barbara Strozzi

    Diporti di Euterpe, Op. 7 No. 10 'Mi fa rider la speranza'

    Singer: Emőke Baráth. Ensemble: Il Pomo d’Oro. Conductor: Francesco Corti.
    • Erato.
  • Alberto Nepomuceno

    Symphony in G minor, SN 6.11 I. Allegro con enthusiasmo

    Orchestra: Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Fabio Mechetti.
    • NAXOS.
  • Träd

    Tres Bailecitos: Campanitas, Ciruelita, Bailecito

    Ensemble: Música Temprana. Director: Adrian Rodriguez Van der Spoel.
    • Misa Criolla.
    • Cobra.
    • 012.


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