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Tuesday - Sarah Walker

3 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 11 December 2012

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Smörgåsbord - Mats Lidström (cello) and Bengt Forsberg (piano), HYPERION CDA67184

A daily brainteaser, and performances by the Artist of the Week, Artur Pizarro

This week marks the 125th anniversary of the publication of A Study in Scarlet, the very first Sherlock Holmes story, and Sarah Walker's guest is novelist and screenwriter, Anthony Horowitz, who was recently commissioned by the Conan Doyle Estate and Orion Books to write a new Sherlock Holmes novel: The House of Silk (2011).

Anthony has written over 35 books for both adults and children, including the bestselling teen spy series Alex Rider, which he adapted into a movie that was released worldwide in 2006. The series is estimated to have sold 13 million copies worldwide. He is also responsible for creating and writing some of the UK's most beloved and successful television series, including Midsomer Murders (for which he produced the first seven episodes), and the award-winning drama series Foyle's War.

His stage thriller, Mindgame, premiered in Broadway in 2011. Anthony is currently working with Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, writing the sequel to the Tintin film, and is also working on a screenplay for Warner Brothers.

Sarah's Essential Choice

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047
English Baroque Soloists
John Eliot Gardiner (conductor).

Music Played

16 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Janequin/Susato arr. Savall

    Janequin/Susato arr. Savall Pavana "La Battaglia" per sonar

    Performers: Hespèrion XXI, Jordi Savall (director)

    ALIAVOX AV9814

  • 9.02am

    • Image for Camille Saint-Saëns

      Camille Saint-Saëns Bacchanale (Samson and Delilah)

      Performers: Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Paray (conductor)

      MERCURY 432 014-2

  • 9.10: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Image for Trad. arr. Grainger

      Trad. arr. Grainger The Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol

      Performers: Mats Lidström (cello), Bengt Forsberg (piano)

      HYPERION CDA67184

  • Image for Jean Sibelius

    Jean Sibelius Rondino, Op. 81

    Performers: Mats Lidström (cello), Bengt Forsberg (piano)


  • 9.16am

    • Image for George Frideric Handel

      George Frideric Handel Concerto grosso in D minor, Op. 6 No. 10

      Performers: Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Iona Brown (conductor)

      HÄNNSLER CD98.902

  • 9.30am

    • Image for Traditional

      Traditional My love is like a red, red rose

      Performers: Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Stacey Shames (harp), Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

      DECCA 468 499-2

  • 9.37am

    • Image for Felix Mendelssohn

      Felix Mendelssohn Trumpet Overture, Op. 101

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado (conductor)

      DG 423 104-2

  • 9.48am

    • Image for Richard Wagner

      Richard Wagner Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey (Gotterdammerung)

      Performers: Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell (conductor)

      CBS MDK 46286

  • 10am: Artist of the Week - Artur Pizarro

    • Image for Vorisek

      Vorisek Rhapsodies, Op. 1: No. 6 in A flat major & No. 3 in A minor

      Performers: Artur Pizarro (piano)


  • 10.14am

    • Image for Antonio Vivaldi

      Antonio Vivaldi Concerto in D major, 'Grand Mogul', RV208

      Performers: Viktoria Mullova (violin), Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini (director)

      ONYX 4001

  • 10.30: Anthony Horowitz's Choice

    • Image for Giacomo Puccini

      Giacomo Puccini "Sommo giubilo, Eccellenza!... Tre sbirri, una carrozza" (Tosca, Act I – excerpt)

      Performers: Tosca: Maria Callas (soprano), Scarpia: Tito Gobbi (baritone), A Sacristan: Melchiorre Luise (bass), Spoletta: Angelo Mercuriali (tenor), Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan, Victor de Sabata (conductor)

      EMI 585644-2 

  • 10.52: Anthony Horowitz's Choice

    • Image for Tippett

      Tippett "Go Down Moses" (A Child of our Time) 

      Performers: Willard White (bass), London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra, Richard Hickox (conductor)

      CHANDOS CHAN 9123  

  • 10.57am

    • Image for Peerson

      Peerson Almaine in D major a 6

      Performers: Fretwork


  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

      Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047

      Performers: English Baroque Soloists [incl. Kati Debretzeni (solo violin), Rachel Beckett (solo recorder), Michael Niesemann (solo oboe), Neil Brough (solo trumpet)], John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)


  • 11.10am

    • Image for Frederick Delius

      Frederick Delius Daybreak - Dance (Florida Suite)

      Performers: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham (conductor)

      EMI CDM567552-2

  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    Critics' Corner: Tchaikovsky, writing to his brother Modest after seeing Wagner’s Gotterdammerung in Vienna in 1876.


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