Thursday - 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 Weill (Foolish Heart from One Touch of Venus), Bach (Schlafert allen Sorgenkummer from Cantata No.197: Gott ist unsere Zuversicht) and Respighi (Il tramonto).
The Essential Classics guest is Michael Rosen, children's novelist, broadcaster, poet and former Children's Laureate. Today he introduces a piece that he finds particularly moving and a piece that makes him glad to be alive.
Sarah's Essential Choice
Serenade in D, K239 (Serenata notturna)
English Chamber Orchestra
Benjamin Britten (conductor)
Also in this hour
Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56
The Scottish Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Munch (conductor)
RCA VD 60483.