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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)
DECCA 4767102

Also in this hour

Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56
The Scottish Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Munch (conductor)
RCA VD 60483.

3 hours

Last on

Thu 17 Nov 2011 09:00

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