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Wednesday - Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker's selection of must-hear music today includes Handel's The King shall Rejoice performed by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, and the Academy of Ancient Music from the Essential CD of the Week: a recording of Handel's Coronation Anthems conducted by Stephen Cleobury.

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, the clarinettist Jack Brymer: Debussy (Premiere Rhapsody); Brahms (Quintet for clarinet and strings). Also in this hour, Liszt's Mephisto Polka played by pianist Earl Wild.

The Essential Classics guest is Simon Jenkins, the journalist, author and former editor of The Times and the Evening Standard, who is also chairman of the National Trust. Today he introduces music that makes him glad to be alive, a piece he feels should be better known, and music that he finds particularly moving.

Sarah's Essential Choice.

Dvorak: Symphony no 7.
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra,
Mariss Jansons (conductor).
EMI CDC754 663 2.

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Wed 19 Oct 2011 09:00

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