Wednesday - Sarah Walker
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Vivaldi Concert for the Prince of Poland, performed by the Academy of Ancient Music: HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 907230.
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artists of the Week, the Swedish mezzo soprano Anne Sofie von Otter - in Pavel Haas (7 Songs in Folk Style, Op.18) and Ravel (Sheherazade).
The Essential Classics guest is Michael Rosen, children's novelist, broadcaster, poet and former Children's Laureate. Today he introduces a hidden gem and the first classical record he bought himself.
Sarah's Essential Choice
Wayne State University Women's Glee Club Detroit Symphony Orchestra Paul Paray (conductor)
MERCURY 434 306-2
Also in this hour
Symphony in C
French National Radio Orchestra
Sir Thomas Beecham (conductor)