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Sarah Walker with an intriguing musical mix

Sarah Walker chooses three hours of attractive and uplifting music to complement your morning and at 10.30am welcomes Sharuna Sagar into 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.

Pieces from the heart of the classical repertoire, like Beethoven’s intense and stormy Egmont Overture and a youthful keyboard sonata by Joseph Haydn, sit alongside music that’s taken on different guises: a violin concerto by Vivaldi transformed into a sparkling piano piece by JS Bach and Shakespeare’s character Juliet, sketched by Prokofiev and then played on the vibraphone.

A nostalgic sounding slow movement from Florence Price’s First Symphony contrasts with the whirlwind that is Chopin’s Prelude in D minor, delivered with panache by pianist Maria Joao Pires. And for moments of repose, Sarah goes to a pair of lutes playing Greensleeves and the husky warmth of Nordic Voices singing music by the Spanish Renaissance master Tomás Luis de Victoria.

At 10.30am Sarah welcomes arts journalist and BBC TV presenter Sharuna Sagar to the studio for a monthly arts roundup focussing 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

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Toccata marziale

    Orchestra: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra. Conductor: Timothy Reynish.
    • British Wind Band Classics.
    • Chandos.
    • 11.
  • Josef Suk

    Raduz and Mahulena - I - About the constant love of Raduz and Mahulena

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek.
    • DECCA.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto primo per tastiera da Antonio Vivaldi, BWV 972

    Performer: Andrea Bacchetti.
  • Träd

    She put her knee on the old man / Breton Tune

    Performer: Mairi Chaimbeul. Performer: Jenna Moynihan.
    • CD BABY.
  • Henry Purcell

    Strike the viol (Come ye sons of art)

    Singer: Andreas Scholl. Orchestra: Accademia Bizantina. Director: Stefano Montanari.
    • Decca.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Kullervo Op; 7 - Kullervo goes to war

    Orchestra: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Hannu Lintu.
    • ONDINE.
  • Robert Schumann

    Arabeske, Op 18

    Performer: Myung-Whun Chung.
    • ECM New Series.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo and Juliet: The Young Juliet

    Performer: Françoise Tonteling. Performer: Michel Mootz. Performer: Annemie Osborne.
    • OEUVRE.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Egmont Overture

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: George Szell.
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria

    Salve Regina

    Choir: Nordic Voices.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Keyboard Sonata (Divertimento) No. 4 in G major, Hob. XVI/G1

    Performer: Ronald Brautigam.
    • BIS.
  • Harold Edwin Darke

    O gladsome light

    Choir: Durham Cathedral Choir. Conductor: James Lancelot.
  • Heinrich Isaac

    La Morra

    Ensemble: Musica Antigua. Director: Eduardo Paniagua.
    • PNEUMA.
  • John Ireland

    A Dowland Suite

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Swan. Conductor: David Curtis.
    • NAXOS.
  • Ezra Collective

    The Philosopher

    Ensemble: Ezra Collective.
    • Enter The Jungle.
  • Kenneth Williams

    Lute Song

    Composer: Heather Linson. Performer: Kenneth Williams. Performer: Heather Linson.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Prelude No. 24 in D minor, Op. 28

    Performer: Maria João Pires.
  • Florence Beatrice Price

    Symphony No. 1 in E minor - II - Largo, maestoso

    Orchestra: Fort Smith Symphony. Conductor: John Jeter.
    • NAXOS.
  • Duke Ellington

    Bluebird of Delhi (Mynah)

    Ensemble: Duke Ellington & His Orchestra.
    • BMG.
  • Anon


    Performer: Jakob Lindberg. Performer: Paul O’Dette.
    • BIS.
  • Georges Bizet

    Jeux d'enfants, Op. 22

    Orchestra: Les Siècles. Conductor: François‐Xavier Roth.
    • MIRARE.
  • Edvard Grieg

    God's Son hath set me free (4 Psalms)

    Choir: Norwegian Soloists Choir. Singer: Audun Iversen. Conductor: Grete Pedersen.
    • BIS.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Concerto Grosso in F major, Op 6 No 2

    Ensemble: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Corelli: Concerto Grossi op. 6.
    • ARCHIV.
    • 008.
  • Claude Debussy

    Dialogue du vent et de la mer (La Mer)

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • Debussy: Nocturnes/La Mer/Jeux: Boulez.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 8.


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