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Monday - Sarah Walker

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Romantic Overtures - London Classical Players, Roger Norrington (conductor). EMI CDC 749889-2.

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, Stephen Layton and his choir, Polyphony.

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the consecration of the new St Michael's Cathedral in Coventry, built beside the ruins of the old Gothic cathedral, which was destroyed by Luftwaffe bombing during World War II. Sarah Walker's guest this week is the British architect and TV presenter Ptolemy Dean, who specialises in historic preservation, as well as designing new buildings that are in keeping with their historic settings. He shares some of his essential pieces of classical music.

Messiaen: Turangalila-Symphony (excerpt)
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review

Presenter: Sarah Walker
Producer: Richard Denison.

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Mon 28 May 2012 09:00

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