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Wednesday - Sarah Walker

9am
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.

9.30am
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).

10.30am
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.

11.00
Sarah's Essential Choice

Debussy
Nocturnes
Wayne State University Women's Glee Club Detroit Symphony Orchestra Paul Paray (conductor)
MERCURY 434 306-2

Also in this hour

Bizet
Symphony in C
French National Radio Orchestra
Sir Thomas Beecham (conductor)
EMI 567231.

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Wed 16 Nov 2011 09:00

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

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Explore the Essential Choices via BBC Playlister as chosen by Rob Cowan and Sarah Walker.