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Tuesday - Sarah Walker

3 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 01 May 2012

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Altre Follie 1500 - 1750 - music from Hesperion XXI, and Jordi Savall: ALIA VOX AV9844

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, the violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair.

Sarah's guest this week is James May, the writer and TV presenter best known as one of the trio of 'Top Gear' presenters alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond. But there's more to James than his macho image would suggest - not many people know that he studied music at Lancaster University, and is a keen flautist and keyboard player who loves early music, as Sarah Walker will discover this week.

Sarah's Essential Choice

Symphony No.6
Northern Sinfonia
Thomas Zehetmair (conductor)
AVIE 2150.

Music Played

12 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • 9am: Artist of the Week - Thomas Zehetmair

    • Image for Nicolò Paganini

      Nicolò Paganini Caprice No. 10 in G minor, Op.1

      Performers: Thomas Zehetmair (violin)

      TELDEC 9031762592

  • 9.10: Sarah's CD of the Week

    • Image for [anonymous]

      [anonymous] Folias criollas (improvisation)

      Performers: Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall (director)

      ALIA VOX AV9844

  • Image for Eberl

    Eberl Symphony in C

    Performers: Concerto Koln

    TELDEC 2564698899

  • Image for Richard Wagner

    Richard Wagner Richard Wagner - Das Liebesverbot – Overture

    Performers: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor)

    EMI 5176192

  • 9.40: Artist of the Week - Thomas Zehetmair

    • Image for Robert Schumann

      Robert Schumann Märchenbilder Op.113

      Performers: Thomas Zehetmair (viola), Cyprien Katsaris (piano)

      TELDEC 2564681031

  • Image for Francis Poulenc

    Francis Poulenc Valse in C

    Performers: Eric Parkin (piano)


  • Image for Franz Schubert

    Franz Schubert Rondo in A, D.438

    Performers: Thomas Zehetmair (violin), Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie

    TELDEC 2564681031

  • 10.30: James May's Choices

    • Image for Georg Philipp Telemann

      Georg Philipp Telemann Suite in A minor (Les Plaisirs and Air a l'Italien)

      Performers: James Galway (flute), I Solisti di Zagreb

      RCA RL 25204

  • Image for Frédéric Chopin

    Frédéric Chopin Ballade No. 1 in G minor

    Performers: Alfred Cortot (piano)

    NAXOS 8.111245

  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Image for Jean Sibelius

      Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 6

      Performers: Northern Sinfonia, Thomas Zehetmair (conductor)

      AVIE 2150

  • Image for Gabriel Fauré

    Gabriel Fauré Trio for piano, cello and violin Op.20

    Performers: Akira Eguchi (piano), Gil Shaham (violin), Brinton Smith (cello)


  • Image for Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni

    Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni Concerto in G for two oboes Op.9 No.6

    Performers: Paul Goodwin and Lorraine Wood (oboes), The King's Consort

    HYPERION CDA 66383

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    Critics' Corner: Berlioz, on writing his "symphonie dramatique", Romeo et Juliette


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