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Sarah Walker with an inviting musical mix

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

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

An expression of joy begins the programme in music by Handel, shaped by trumpeter Alison Balsom. Then composer Erik Satie shows how three piano pieces with a cold title can actually sound both warm and rich. There’ll be nifty playing from the Wind Soloists of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in a Dvorak Slavonic Dance, a luscious orchestral moment from Tchaikovsky’s ballet, The Nutcracker, and a Tudor gem from Anne Boleyn’s songbook.

Plus the romantic side of Vaughan Williams, and some irresistible rhythmic drive from singers Diana Krall and Tony Bennett as they come together in a Gershwin classic.

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3

3 hours, 1 minute

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Sento la gioia (Amadigi di Gaula)

    Music Arranger: Trevor Pinnock. Performer: Alison Balsom. Orchestra: The English Concert. Director: Trevor Pinnock.
    • EMI.
  • Erik Satie

    Pièces froides: Danses de travers No. 1-3

    Performer: Roland Pöntinen.
    • BIS.
  • Carl Stamitz

    Symphony in G major, Op. 13 No. 4

    Orchestra: London Mozart Players.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Anon

    A Worcester Ladymass: Benedicta/Virgo Dei Genitrix

    Performer: Trio Mediæval.
    • ECM.
  • Gavin Bryars

    Credo

    Performer: Trio Mediæval.
    • ECM.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Dance

    Music Arranger: Patrick Clements. Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe Wind Soloists.
    • COE.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op 60

    Performer: Krystian Zimerman.
    • DG.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde, BWV 53

    Singer: Robin Blaze. Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan. Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki.
    • BIS.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker (Pas de deux)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Berliner Philharmoniker/Rattle.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 10.
  • Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre

    Sonata No. 2 in D major for violin and continuo

    Performer: Riccardo Minasi. Ensemble: Bizzarrie Armoniche.
    • NAIVE.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Three Preludes on Gregorian Melodies: 1. Molto Lento

    Performer: Sergei Babayan.
    • PRO PIANO RECORDS.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Andante

  • Herbert Howells

    Magnificat

    Performer: BBC Singers. Performer: Britten Sinfonia. Performer: Stephen Cleobury.
  • Jerry Goldsmith

    The Russia House: Katya

    Conductor: Jerry Goldsmith.
    • MCA RECORDS.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Concerto in E flat major, 'Dumbarton Oaks'

    Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • DECCA.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Symphony No 5 in D major (3rd mvt0

    Conductor: Richard Hickox. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Vaughan Williams: Symphony no.5: LSO/Hickox.
    • Chandos.
    • 4.
  • Robert Ballard

    Branles de Village

    Performer: Jakob Lindberg.
    • BIS.
  • George Gershwin

    I got rhythm

    Singer: Diana Krall. Singer: Tony Bennett. Ensemble: Bill Charlap Trio.
    • VERVE.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846 (Book 1, The Well-Tempered Clavier)

    Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier: Angela Hewitt.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Anonymous

    Laudate Dominum Omnes Gentes

    Choir: Alamire. Director: David Skinner.
    • OBSIDIAN.
  • Béla Bartók

    Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta - IV - Allegro molto

    Performer: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Georg Solti.
    • DECCA.
  • Clara Schumann

    Romanze in G minor

    Performer: Domenico Codispoti.
    • PIANO CLASSICS.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Overture: The Tsar's Bride

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky.
    • CHANDOS.
  • William Grant Still

    Suite for Violin and Piano - 2nd movement - Mother and Child

    Performer: Rachel Barton Pine. Performer: Matthew Hagle.
    • CEDILLE.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 2 in D major - 4th movement - Allegro molto

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • DECCA.

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