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Friday - 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.

The Essential Classics guest is the novelist Mavis Cheek who introduces her essential pieces of classical music, and Sarah acts as her Personal Shopper, playing her a mystery piece.

Sarah's Essential Choice

Richard Strauss
Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings, op.142
Berlin Philharmonic
Herbert von Karajan (conductor)
DG 477 9814.

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Fri 9 Dec 2011 09:00

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