Wednesday - Sarah Walker
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Alison Balsom playing arrangements of Bach: EMI 5 58047 2
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy. Hear him in performances of Dvorak's Carnival Overture, Beethoven's Piano Sonata in E minor, op.90 and Scriabin's Poem of Ecstasy, op.54
The Essential Classics guest is the novelist Mavis Cheek who introduces her essential pieces of classical music, including the very first record she ever bought.
Sarah's Essential Choice
Adagio from Symphony no.10
Pierre Boulez (conductor)
DG 477 9060.