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Wednesday - Sarah Walker

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Avison's 12 Concerti Grossi after Scarlatti, performed by the Avison Ensemble: DIVINE ART DDA21213

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, the French piano duo - sisters Katia and Marielle Labeque - in Brahms (Hungarian Dances) and Debussy (En Blanc et Noir).

The Essential Classics guest is Professor Tom Wright, a leading New Testament Scholar and former Bishop of Durham. Today he introduces a piece that makes him glad to be alive, one that he can relax to and music that he'd like to be remembered by.

Tom Wright's favourite Symphony

Symphony No 5
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi (conductor)
DG 477 5454.

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Wed 9 Nov 2011 09:00

Sarah is in the Get Playing Virtual Orchestra

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