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Sarah Walker with an invigorating musical mix

Sarah Walker chooses three hours of attractive and uplifting music to complement your morning and at 10.30am welcomes Nick Ahad to the studio for a monthly arts roundup.

Sarah Walker chooses three hours of attractive and uplifting music to complement your morning, and puts a musical spin on events.

Contrasting sounds, colours and moods are all in the spotlight as Sarah brings us the magical sound of Mozart’s music for glass harmonica and characterful writing for wind instruments by the Russian master tune-smith Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, plus music by Wagner that includes a surprising ingredient: castanets. There are intriguing pieces from lesser known composers, George Muffat, Otto Mortensen and Attilio Ariosti. Plus a touch of jazz, as a song by Vincent Youmans is given an irresistible twist by Rose Murphy.

At 10.30am Sarah welcomes writer and broadcaster Nick Ahad to the studio for a monthly arts roundup focusing on five cultural happenings around the UK, from film, theatre and visual art, to dance and TV - including the rediscovery of a classic BBC Arts documentary.

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3

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Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    4 Impromptus for piano (D.899) (Op.90), no.4 in A flat major;

    Performer: Paul Lewis.
    • Schubert: Piano Sonatas D.840, 850 & 894, Impromptus D.899: Paul Lewis.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 4.
  • Georg Muffat

    Concerto Grosso No. 3 'Convalescentia'

    Ensemble: Holland Baroque Society. Conductor: Matthew Halls.
    • CHANNEL CLASSICS.
  • Otto Mortensen

    Wind Quintet - 2nd Movement

    Ensemble: Scandinavian Chamber Players.
    • CLASSICO.
  • Arvo Pärt

    The Deer's Cry

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • The Deer's Cry.
    • Coro.
    • 003.
  • Richard Wagner

    Bacchanale from Tannhäuser Act 1

    Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli.
    • DG.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Prelude in A flat major, Op.28 No.17

    Performer: Yulianna Avdeeva.
    • MIRARE.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Sonata in D minor

    Performer: Dan Laurin. Performer: maria l. Performer: Anders Modigh. Performer: Leif Meyer.
    • BIS.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Es ist vollbracht

    Music Arranger: Édouard Ferlet. Ensemble: Aires.
    • ALPHA.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No 1 in G minor

    Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Robin Ticciati.
    • Brahms: Haydn Variations etc: Robin Ticciati.
    • Tudor.
    • 17.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No. 10

    Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Robin Ticciati.
    • TUDOR.
  • Kerry Andrew

    Salve Regina

    Choir: Merton College Oxford Choir. Conductor: Benjamin Nicholas.
    • DELPHIAN.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Quintet in B flat major (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Les Vents Français.
    • Warner.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Adagio for glass harmonica K617a

    Performer: Bruno Hoffmann.
    • MMG.
  • Hildegard von Bingen

    Vision 1 'The fire of creation': Et audivi

    Ensemble: Anonymous 4.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Zviad Mgebry

    Baghshi Gagitsan

    Composer: Ben Wheeler.
    • GMI.
  • John Field

    Nocturne No.2 in C minor

    Performer: Elizabeth Joy Roe.
    • DECCA.
  • Michael Tippett

    The Midsummer Marriage - The Earth in Autumn

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • Lyrita.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    'Some other time' from On the Town

    Ensemble: Wendy Kirkland Quartet.
    • Blue Quaver Records.
  • Attilio Ariosti

    Caio Marzio Coriolano: Rendi al Padre in me la figlia

    Singer: Lucy Crowe. Ensemble: London Early Opera. Conductor: Bridget Cunningham.
    • Handel's Queens.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 13.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Violin Concerto No.3 in B minor - Finale

    Performer: Itzhak Perlman. Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • DG.
  • Vincent Youmans

    Time on My Hands

    Performer: Rose Murphy.
    • LIVING ERA.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Clarinet Trio in B flat Op.11 - Movement 1

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • CRD.
  • Edward Elgar

    Symphony No. 1 in A flat - Finale

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • HALLE.
  • Edward MacDowell

    Bluette - Virtuosic Etudes Op.46 No.8

    Performer: Charles Fierro.
    • DELOS.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Symphony in F major Wq 183 No.3

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Rebecca Miller.
    • Signum.

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