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Thursday - Sarah Walker

9am
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

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, the violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair.

10.30am
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.

11am
Sarah's Essential Choice

Shostakovich
Symphony No.5 in D minor Op.47
London Symphony Orchestra
Mstislav Rostropovich (conductor)
LSO LIVE 550.

3 hours

Last on

Thu 3 May 2012 09:00

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

Guest Choices

Hear the classical music chosen by our guests in full via the BBC Playlister

Essential Choices on BBC Playlister - archive.

Essential Choices Promo

Explore the Essential Choices via BBC Playlister as chosen by Rob Cowan and Sarah Walker.

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