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Thursday - Sarah Walker

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: "Londonderry Air: The Music of Percy Grainger" - John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Monteverdi Choir and the English Country Gardiner Orchestra: PHILIPS 4466572

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, conductor Mark Elder

10.30am
On St David's Day, the Essential Classics guest is one of the most famous Welsh politicians of our times, Lord Kinnock.

11am
Sarah's Essential Choice

Ireland
Piano Concerto in E flat
Eric Parkin (piano)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Bryden Thomson (conductor)
Chandos CHAN 8461.

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Thu 1 Mar 2012 09:00

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