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Friday - Sarah Walker

A selection of must-hear music including the Essential CD of the Week: British Wind Band Classics - Wind Music by Holst and Vaughan Williams. Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra, Timothy Reynish. CHANDOS CHAN 9697.

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, Angela Hewitt. Today she performs works by two of the finest keyboard exponents from the Baroque: Couperin (Les Folies francoises, ou Les Dominos) and Bach (French Suite No. 6 in E major BWV 817).

The Essential Classics guest this week is Julian Rhind-Tutt, best known as Dr "Mac" McCartney in the comedy TV series "Green Wing". On his final day as this week's guest, Julian shares some of his musical choices, and Sarah acts as his personal shopper, picking out a piece she hopes he will enjoy.

Sarah's Essential Choice
Fiona James (soprano)
Ian Bostridge (tenor)
Henry Herford (bass)
Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Stefan Sanderling (conductor)
NAXOS 8.553181.

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Fri 6 Apr 2012 09:00

Sarah is in the Get Playing Virtual Orchestra

Get Playing - Virtual Orchestra

1,200 amateur musicians across the UK.Over 50 instruments.1 incredible Virtual Orchestra.

Music in Time – The Romantic Collection

Music in Time – The Romantic Collection

Putting pieces of music in their historical context.

Music in Time – The Modern Collection

Music in Time – The Modern Collection

Masterworks of modern music.

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

Hear the classical music chosen by our guests on the BBC Music website