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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)
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.