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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

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Music Played

  • Henry Purcell

    Three Parts upon a Ground, Z.731

    Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • ALIA VOX.
  • Frederick Delius

    Brigg Fair

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • English Rhapsody: Butterworth; Delius; Grainger.
    • Halle.
    • 7-11.
  • Anna Friederike Potengowski

    Wisdom 1

    Performer: Anna Friederike Potengowski.
    • DELPHIAN.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Suite for small orchestra No. 2

    Ensemble: Brussels Philharmonic.
    • NAXOS.
  • John Playford

    Kettle Drum (The Dancing Master)

    Performer: Mark Emerson. Performer: Tim Harries. Performer: Andy Cutting.
    • Cast a Bell: 1651.
    • Beautiful Jo Records.
    • 1.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Bagatelle for string trio and harmonium, Op. 47 No. 5 - Poco allegro

    Ensemble: Domus.
    • VIRGIN CLASSICS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No 25 in C major, K 503 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Orchestra: Orchestra Mozart. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Mozart Piano Concertos K.503 and K.466.
    • DG.
    • 1.
  • Bernard Rogers

    Three Japanese Dances - I - Dance with Pennons

    Ensemble: Eastman Wind Ensemble. Conductor: Donald Hunsberger.
    • MERCURY.
  • Judith Weir

    Ascending into Heaven

    Performer: Matthew Jorysz. Choir: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Conductor: Graham Ross.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Flute Concerto in G minor, RV 439 'La notte'

    Performer: Clas Pehrsson. Performer: Michael McCraw. Ensemble: Drottningholms Barockensemble. Director: Nils‐Erik Sparf.
    • BIS.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Pantomime; Danse générale (Daphnis et Chloé)

    Performer: Roman Rabinovich. Music Arranger: Roman Rabinovich.
    • Orchid.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Minuet I, II from Violin Partita in E major, BWV 1006

    Performer: Rachel Podger.
    • CHANNEL CLASSICS.
  • Franz Schubert

    Du bist die Ruh, D.776

    Singer: Margaret Price. Performer: James Lockhart.
    • EMI.
  • Samuel Barber

    The School for Scandal

    Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • CHANDOS   .
  • Carmichael

    I get along without you very well

    Performer: Eliane Elias.
    • CONCORD JAZZ.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    Modinhas e Cancoes, W. 441 No. 6 - Na corda da viola

    Performer: Eliane Elias.
    • EMI.
  • Gustav Holst

    Second Suite for Military Band, Op. 28/2

    Ensemble: Dallas Winds.
    • REFERENCE RECORDINGS.
  • Anon

    La quarte estampie real

    • HYPERION.
  • Anon

    Ave Maria

    Choir: Gothic Voices. Director: Christopher Page.
    • HYPERION.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Queen Mab Scherzo from Romeo et Juliette

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Oka Vanga

    Out of the shadows

    • OKA VANGA.
  • Rebecca Clarke

    Viola Sonata - I - Impetuoso

    Performer: Philip Dukes. Performer: Sophia Rahman.
    • NAXOS.
  • Jean‐Baptiste Lully

    Ballet d'alcidiane - Ritournelle et air de Mademoiselle Hilaire

    Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Köln. Director: Reinhard Goebel.
    • DG.
  • Franz Schubert

    Moments musicaux D 780 - No 4 Moderato in cis-moll

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • ECM.
  • Richard Wagner

    Tristan und Isolde - Liebestod

    Singer: Jessye Norman. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Klaus Tennstedt.
    • EMI.

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