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Sarah Walker with an energising 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.

Two unique chanteuses feature in Sarah’s choice of intriguing sounds this morning. One is the French singer Juliette, with her sultry interpretation of a song by Erik Satie, while the other is one of the most celebrated American country singers of our time.

Sarah also finds Andre Previn paying a meditative homage to jazz pianist Fats Waller, and explores more classical keyboard sounds in pieces by Chopin and Handel. Plus delicate ballet music by Edward Elgar and the swaggering confidence of a young Sergei Prokofiev as displayed in his first piano concerto.

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3

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3 hours, 1 minute

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Suite for keyboard - 1720 no. 2 (HWV.427) in F major, Allegro

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Murray Perahia plays Handel and Scarlatti.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 15.
  • Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov

    The Enchanted Lake

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Octet (Divertimento No.1) in G major

    Orchestra: Combattimento. Director: Jan Willem de Vriend.
    • CHANNEL CLASSICS.
  • Marcia Diehl

    The Alchemist

    Ensemble: Ensemble Galilei.
    • DORIAN RECORDINGS.
  • John Dowland

    Orlando Sleepeth

    Performer: Julian Bream.
    • DG.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka No. 17 in B flat minor, Op. 24 No. 4

    Performer: Janina Fialkowska.
    • ATMA.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Pohjola's Daughter, Op. 49

    Orchestra: Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
    • BIS.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in F major, RV. 433, Op. 10 No. 1 'La Tempesta di mare'

    Performer: Andrea Griminelli. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Jean‐Pierre Rampal.
    • DECCA.
  • Fats Waller

    That's where the south begins

    Performer: André Previn. Performer: Shelly Manne. Singer: Leroy Vinnegar.
    • SIMITAR.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Sanguine Fan

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • SOMM.
  • Erik Satie

    Je te veux

    Singer: Juliette. Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    Prelude from The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

    Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Bateman.
    • Silva Screen Records.
  • Antoine Reicha

    Wind Quintet in E minor, Op. 88 No. 1 - 1st movement

    Ensemble: Belfiato Quintet.
    • SUPRAPHON.
  • Nicholas Maw

    Violin Concerto (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Joshua Bell. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Roger Norrington.
    • SONY.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10 No. 3 - IV. Rondo - Allegro

    Performer: Elisabeth Brauss.
    • OEHMS.
  • Max Reger

    4 Tone Poems after Arnold Böcklin, Op. 128: No. 2, Im Spiel der Wellen

    Conductor: Ira Levin. Orchestra: Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt.
    • Reger: Orchestral Works.
    • Naxos.
    • 4.
  • Rachel Parton Dennison

    I am ready

    Singer: Dolly Parton.
    • SUGAR HILL.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    Muerte del angel: Tango

    Performer: Ricardo Cobo. Music Arranger: Ricardo Cobo.
    • NAXOS.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Piano Concerto No. 1 in D flat major, Op. 10

    Performer: Evgeny Kissin. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Jubilate Deo

    Choir: The Cambridge Singers. Orchestra: La Nuova Musica. Conductor: John Rutter.
    • The Sacred Flame: The Cambridge Singers / Rutter.
    • Collegium.
    • 1.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Il Signor Bruschino (Overture)

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Fritz Reiner.
    • Rossini: Overtures: Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Reiner.
    • RCA.
    • 4.
  • Claude Debussy

    Premiere Rhapsody

    Performer: Julian Bliss. Performer: Bradley Moore.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Claude Debussy

    Suite for Cello and Orchestra - I - Prelude (Intermezzo)

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Music Arranger: Sally Beamish. Orchestra: Tapiola Sinfonietta. Conductor: Gábor Takács‐Nagy.
    • BIS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No. 41 in C 'Jupiter' - IV - Molto Allegro

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • HUNGAROTON.

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