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Wednesday - Sarah Walker

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Robert Johnson: The Prince's Almain and other dances for lute (Nigel North).

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, cellist Steven Isserlis. Isserlis is an illustrious chamber musician and today we hear him in two chamber masterworks: Beethovens Andante and Variations in D, WoO44 no.2; and Ravel's Piano Trio in A minor.

The Essential Classics guest is weather presenter Sian Lloyd, who discusses the first classical recording she bought herself. Sian also reveals which instrument she would choose to play if she were a virtuoso, and the piece she would most like to perform on it.

Sarah's Essential Choice

Octet in E flat, op.20
Vienna Octet
DECCA 421 093-2.

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Wed 1 Feb 2012 09:00

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