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Monday - Sarah Walker

2 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 13 August 2012

Sarah Walker's guest on Essential Classics this week is Dr Christian Jessen, the presenter of health-related TV programmes including the BAFTA award-winning 'Embarrassing Bodies', 'Embarrassing Illnesses', 'Supersize vs Superskinny' and 'The Ugly face of Beauty'. Born in London to a Danish father and English mother, he graduated in 2000 from University College, London, having trained in general medicine, infectious diseases, travel medicine and sexual health, and has worked in Kenya and Uganda where he researched malaria and HIV interactions in children. He now works at Doctorcall in Harley Street.
Dr Christian is involved in a number of public health campaigns and works closely with various health charities to look for new ways of educating people in health matters, and of demystifying the medical profession. He has published two books so far, 'Supersize vs Superskinny' and 'Can I Just Ask', and writes health columns for several magazines and newspapers. He has appeared on various celebrity TV shows such as 'Ready Steady Cook' (which he won), 'The Weakest Link' and 'Celebrity Antiques Mastermind 2010'. He is an accomplished oboist, performing in public from time to time, and enjoys foreign travel, music and art (he has a particular interest in antique bronzes).

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week, Faure: The Complete Piano Works, performed by Paul Crossley.

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, soprano Barbara Bonney.

Sarah Walker's guest is Dr Christian Jessen, the presenter the BAFTA award-winning 'Embarrassing Bodies'.

Music Played

12 items
  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven Turkish March from the Ruins of Athens Op. 113

    Performers: Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler (conductor)

    RCA 09026612492

  • 9.02: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Image for Gabriel Fauré

      Gabriel Fauré Nocturne No. 3 in A flat Op. 33 No. 3

      Performers: Paul Crossley (piano)

      CRD CRD3406

  • Image for Hector Berlioz

    Hector Berlioz Overture Les Francs-Juges

    Performers: Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (conductor)

    DECCA 452 480 2

  • 9.20:

    • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

      Johann Sebastian Bach Trio Sonata in G major BWV 1038

      Performers: Isaac Stern (violin), Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute), Leslie Parnas (cello), John Steele Ritter (harpsichord)


  • 9.35: Artist of the Week - Barbara Bonney

    • Image for John Dowland

      John Dowland Come again

      Performers: Barbara Bonney (soprano), Jacob Heringman (lute)

      DECCA 466 132 2

  • Image for William Byrd

    William Byrd Though Amaryllis dance in green

    Performers: Barbara Bonney (soprano), Phantasm

    DECCA 466 132 2

  • 9.43:

    • Image for Camille Saint-Saëns

      Camille Saint-Saëns Sonata for bassoon and piano

      Performers: Rachel Gough (bassoon), Julius Drake (piano)

      CALA CACD1017

  • Image for Léo Delibes

    Léo Delibes Procession of Bacchus from 'Sylvia'

    Performers: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel (conductor)

    MMG MWCD7111

  • Image for Joseph Haydn

    Joseph Haydn String Quartet Op. 42

    Performers: Aeolian Quartet

    LONDON 455 612 2

  • Grieg

    • Image for Solveig’s Song; A Swan; Spring

      Solveig’s Song; A Swan; Spring Barbara Bonney (soprano), Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi (conductor)

      Performers: Dg 469 026 2 Composer: Concertino in G minor for oboe and orchestra Performers: Philips 426 972 2 Composer: Hör’ich das Leidchen klingen; Ein Jüngling liebt ein Mädchen; Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen (Dichterliebe Nos. 10 - 12) Performers: Dg 449 747 2

  • Image for Wilhelm Bernhard Molique

    Wilhelm Bernhard Molique Concertino in G minor for oboe and orchestra

  • Image for Robert Schumann

    Robert Schumann Three songs from Dichterliebe

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    Today's Mystery Piece:

    Sevillana Op. 7
    Northern Sinfonia Orchestra
    Neville Marriner (conductor)
    EMI CDM 565 593 2


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