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Sarah Walker with Scarlatti, Chopin and Smetana

Sarah Walker’s Sunday morning selection includes unusual arrangements of works by Scarlatti and Rameau, played by Japanese accordionist Mie Miki. There’s also dazzling piano music by Piotr Anderszewski interpreting Chopin. The Sunday Escape features Smetana’s short symphonic poem, The Fisherman.

2 hours, 58 minutes


Music Played

  • Cipriano de Rore

    Ave Regina Caelorum

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Conductor: Peter Phillips.
    • Gimell.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Grand Overture in D

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
    • Chandos.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    3 Mazurkas Op 59

    Performer: Piotr Anderszewski.
    • Erato.
  • Grażyna Bacewicz


    Performer: Midori. Performer: Robert Macdonald.
    • Sony.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in C minor K.11/L/352/P.67

    Performer: Mie Miki.
    • BIS.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Suite in E minor: VI. Rigaudons I-II

    Performer: Mie Miki.
    • BIS.
  • Sam Reider

    Valley of the Giants

    Performer: Sam Reider. Ensemble: The Human Hands.
    • Too Hot To Sleep.
    • Sam Reider Music.
    • 001.
  • Xaver Scharwenka

    5 Polish Dances, Op. 3: No. 1 in E-Flat minor

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO). Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite.
    • Lyrita.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Liturgy of St John John Chrysostom Op. 41: Our Father (The Lord's Prayer)

    Choir: National Academic Choir of Ukraine 'Dumka'. Conductor: Yevhen Savchuk.
    • Brilliant Classics.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Pezzo capriccioso, Op. 62 for cello & orchestra

    Performer: Daniel Müller‐Schott. Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Aziz Shokhakimov.
    • Trip to Russia.
    • Orfeo.
    • 002.
  • Georges Bizet

    Carmen, Act 1, Scene 4, No.5a 'L'amour est enfant de boheme'

    Performer: Angela Gheorghiu. Orchestra: Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse. Conductor: Michel Plasson.
    • Carmen.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 012.
  • Con Conrad

    The Continental (You Kiss While You Dance)

    Composer: Herb Magidson. Singer: Peter Skellern. Ensemble: Grimethorpe Colliery Band.
    • Astaire.
    • Ariola Express.
    • 005.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Candide: Overture

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Candide.
    • DG.
    • 001.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Valses Nobles et Sentimentales

    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Seiji Ozawa.
    • DG.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Introduction, Theme and Variations for clarinet and string quartet

    Performer: Kálmán Berkes. Ensemble: Auer Quartet.
    • NAXOS.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Madama Butterfly/ Act 2: Un bel di vedremo

    Singer: Renée Fleming. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Decca.
  • Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre

    Harpsichord Suite No 5 in D Minor, II, Double

    Performer: Elizabeth Farr.
    • NAXOS.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Creation Part 1 Scene 1: Overture / In the Beginning / Now Vanish before the Holy Beams...

    Performer: Michael George. Performer: Anthony Rolfe Johnson. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Choir: Academy of Ancient Music Chorus. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • Decca.
  • Ben Bernie

    Sweet Georgia Brown

    Composer: Maceo Pinkard. Composer: Kenneth Casey. Performer: André Previn. Performer: Mundell Lowe. Singer: Ray Brown.
    • Telarc Jazz.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    The Fisherman (Rybar)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
    • Chandos.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata for violin and piano in E flat major op. 12 no. 3

    Performer: Renaud Capuçon. Performer: Frank Braley.
    • Erato.
  • Francesca Caccini

    Il primo libro delle musiche: no. 3. Lasciatemi qui solo

    Performer: Mime Yamahiro-Brinkmann. Performer: Jonas Nordberg. Singer: Ruby Hughes.
    • BIS.
  • Pete Judge

    Grey Wethers

    Performer: Pete Judge.
    • Pete Judge.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Turangalila Symphony: v) Joie du sang des Etoiles

    Performer: Jeanne Loriod. Performer: Michel Béroff. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Cab Calloway

    Minnie The Moocher

    Composer: Irving Mills. Performer: Cab Calloway.
    • Proper.


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