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Monday - Sarah Walker

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Brahms Hungarian Dances & Dvorak Slavonic Dances: The Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer (conductor) DECCA 4784028

A daily brainteaser, and performances by the Artist of the Week, English tenor Ian Bostridge.

Our guest this week is Alan Rusbridger, the editor of the Guardian newspaper. He is a keen amateur pianist and clarinettist, and has been chair of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain since 2004. His latest book Play it Again describes the year in which he learned to play Chopin's Ballade No.1, and he is also the author of a number of children's books, as well as a full-length animation film script, and a play about Beethoven.

The Story of Music in 50 Pieces
No.1: Hildegard von Bingen: Ave Generosa

Britten: Billy Budd (excerpt)
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

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3 hours

Last on

Mon 28 Jan 2013 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.

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David Baddiel

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Essential Classics: Guest Choices

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

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