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Wednesday - Sarah Walker

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Russian Overtures And Orchestral Works played by the Russian National Orchestra conducted by Mikhail Pletnev: NEWTON CLASSICS 8802037

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein.

This week Sarahs guest is Stephen Bayley who played a major role in the foundation of the Design Museum. Author, critic, columnist, broadcaster and curator, Stephen is an expert commentator on matters relating to style, taste and contemporary design. His books and journalism, on subjects as diverse as the Albert Memorial, Commerce and Culture, Sex: a cultural history, Cars, and Woman as Design, have changed the way the world thinks about design. As well as talking about music, with the Olympic Games soon to begin, they'll also be discussing a new exhibition opening at the Design Museum: Sports vs Design.

Sarah's Essential Choice
Sibelius: Lemminkainen Suite
Philadelphia Orchestra
Eugene Ormandy (conductor)
EMI 588679.

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Wed 18 Jul 2012 09:00

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

Guest Choices

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