Friday - Sarah Walker
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Mendelssohn Overtures: London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado. DG 423 104-2.
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artists of the Week, the Nash Ensemble. Today we hear the ensemble in Three Shanties for wind quintet op. 4 by Malcolm Arnold, and in one of the great Romantic chamber works of the nineteenth century: Brahms' Horn Trio, op.40
The Essential Classics guest is actor and director Philip Franks, well known for his performances on stage and screen, including The Darling Buds of May, Heartbeat, Bleak House and numerous leading roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company. On his final day as this week's guest, Philip talks about a hidden musical gem he thinks should be more widely known, and Sarah introduces him to a piece she hopes he will enjoy.
Sarah's Essential Choice
Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme suite, op.60
German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
Paavo Jarvi (conductor)