Sarah Walker with an engrossing 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.
Sarah brings some hazy summer warmth to a January morning, with Frederick Delius’s folksong-based Brigg Fair, in a luminous performance by the Halle Orchestra conducted by Mark Elder.
She explores new takes on several pieces throughout the show, including an ambitious version of Ravel’s ballet Daphnis and Chloe for solo piano, and a Vivaldi flute concerto given a dramatic reworking on the recorder.
There’s also American wind band music, infused with Japanese ingredients, plus Sarah showcases the dual talents of pianist and singer Eliane Elias, and introduces one of the crowning moments of soprano Jessye Norman’s career.
A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3