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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 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 embraces some thrillingly atmospheric darkness in Cherubini’s Overture to his opera Démophoon, but on the lighter side she peppers the morning with Richard Rodney Bennett’s Four Piece Suite, relaxing and uplifting in equal measure.

She finds energy and sensitivity in Tine Thing Helseth’s performance of Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto in E flat, and a sense of magic in a Bach Flute Sonata arranged for recorder, harpsichord and cello.

Plus a few film favourites, on the day of the Oscars. Sarah chooses a pair of pieces by Michael Nyman, and music which is the epitome of Hollywood glamour - Everything’s Coming Up Roses by Jule Styne.

A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3

17 days left to listen

3 hours, 1 minute

Music Played

  • Dmitri Kabalevsky

    Colas Breugnon Op. 24 - Overture

    Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra. Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev.
    • DG.
  • Michael Nyman

    The Heart asks Pleasure First (from The Piano)

    Performer: Michael Nyman.
    • MICHAEL NYMAN.
  • Michael Nyman

    Candelfire (from The Diary of Anne Frank)

    Performer: Michael Nyman.
    • MICHAEL NYMAN.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Straussiana (after Johann Strauss II)

    Orchestra: Sinfonia of London. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quartet in G, K. 80

    Ensemble: Quartetto Italiano.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Four Piece Suite: i. Samba Triste

    Performer: David Nettle. Performer: Richard Markham.
    • EMI.
  • Anonymous

    Exultet caelum cum laudebus

    Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI. Choir: La Capella Reial de Catalunya. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • ALIA VOX.
  • Herbie Hancock

    Maiden Voyage

    Performer: Herbie Hancock. Performer: Freddie Hubbard. Performer: Anthony Williams. Singer: Ron Carter.
    • Blue Note.
  • Bernhard Crusell

    Grand Concerto in F minor - 3rd Movement

    Performer: Michael Collins. Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra.
    • Crusell: The Three Clarinet Concertos.
    • Chandos.
    • 006.
  • Jule Styne

    Everything's Coming up Roses (from Gypsy)

    Orchestra: Boston Pops Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
    • CBS RECORDS.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Paraphrase de Concert sur Rigoletto, S.434

    Performer: Jorge Bolet. Music Arranger: Franz Liszt.
    • DECCA.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Flute Sonata in E minor, BWV 1034 arr. alto recorder and basso continuo

    Performer: Michala Petri. Performer: Mahan Esfahani. Performer: Hille Perl.
    • OUR RECORDINGS.
  • Toru Takemitsu

    Sakura (Cherry Blossoms)

    Choir: Shinyukai Choir. Conductor: Shin Sekiya.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Toru Takemitsu

    Tsubasa [Wings] (Uta)

    Choir: Shinyukai Choir. Conductor: Shin Sekiya.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Luigi Cherubini

    Démophoon: Overture

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung.
    • DG.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Four Piece Suite: ii. Country Blues

    Performer: David Nettle. Performer: Richard Markham.
    • EMI.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Trois chansons

    Choir: Accentus. Conductor: Laurence Equilbey.
    • Poulenc/Ravel: Secular Choral Works.
    • Pierre Verany.
    • 25-27.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Etude in B-flat minor, Op. 8 No. 11

    Performer: Vladimir Horowitz.
    • CBS RECORDS.
  • Ennio Morricone

    Deborah's Theme (from One upon a time in America)

    Orchestra: Ennio Morricone Orchestra. Conductor: Ennio Morricone.
    • MILAN RECORDS.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Four Piece Suite: iii. Ragtime Waltz

    Performer: David Nettle. Performer: Richard Markham.
    • EMI.
  • Ivy Whipp

    Woo Her Gently

    Performer: James Baillieu. Singer: Ben Johnson.
    • OPUS ARTE.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Burlesca for orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Four Piece Suite: iv. Finale

    Performer: David Nettle. Performer: Richard Markham.
    • EMI.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op. 6 No. 4

    Ensemble: Handel and Haydn Society. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • L'OISEAU LYRE.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Good-bye; Fancy's knell (Along the Field)

    Singer: John Mark Ainsley. Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • Vaughan Williams - On Wenlock Edge; Ten Blake Songs.
    • Hyperion.
    • 21; 23.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Trumpet Concerto in E flat

    Performer: Tine Thing Helseth. Orchestra: Det Norske Kammerorkester.
    • SIMAX.

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