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Thursday - Sarah Walker

3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 04 April 2013

with Sarah Walker, and her guest, comedian and actress Rebecca Front

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Telemann Wind Concertos - Musica Antiqua Cologne, Reinhard Goebel, ARCHIV

A daily brainteaser, and performances by our Artist of the Week, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas.

This week Sarah Walker is joined by comedian and actress Rebecca Front, best known for her performances as Nicola Murray MP in the political satire, The Thick of It. She appeared in a series of critically acclaimed satirical comedies in the early 1990s, including On The Hour, The Day Today and Knowing Me, Knowing You...with Alan Partridge. During the 2000s, her career continued across a range of comedy genres with prominent roles in animation Monkey Dust, Time Gentlemen Please, Nighty Night, and sketch show Big Train. In recent years Rebecca has regularly appeared on comedy panel shows on British television and radio including The News Quiz, Have I Got News For You and If I Ruled The World. In 2003, she was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy. Since 2006, she has been writing columns for The Guardian.

11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

Beethoven: Sonata for violin and piano No. 9 in A, Op. 47 'Kreutzer'
Gidon Kremer (violin)
Martha Argerich (piano).

Music Played

18 items
  • Image for Beethoven

    Beethoven Six Ecossaises, Wo083

    Performers: Alfred Brendel (piano)

    PHILIPS 412 227 2

  • 9.03: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Image for Georg Philipp Telemann

      Georg Philipp Telemann Concerto for Trumpet in D major, TV 51

      Performers: Friedemann Immer (trumpet), Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel (director)

      ARCHIV 419 633 2

  • Image for Francisco Tárrega

    Francisco Tárrega Recuerdos de la Alhambra

    Performers: Narciso Yepes (guitar)

    DG 459613 2

  • Image for Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov

    Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati (conductor)

    MERCURY 434 308 2

  • 9.30:

    • Image for Today's Brainteaser

      Today's Brainteaser What am I?

      Performers: The answer will appear at the bottom of this page at 12pm.

  • 9.32: Artist of the Week - Michael Tilson Thomas

    • Image for Samuel Barber

      Samuel Barber Adagio for strings

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

      EMI CDC 555 358 2

  • Image for Stanford

    Stanford The Little Admiral

    Performers: Benjamin Luxon (baritone), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Charles Groves (conductor)

    EMI CDM 565113 2

  • Image for Charles-François Gounod

    Charles-François Gounod Overture to Mireille

    Performers: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, Michel Plasson (conductor)

    EMI CDS 749 653 2

  • Image for Robert Schumann

    Robert Schumann Romance, Op. 94 No. 3

    Performers: Heinz Holliger (oboe), Alfred Brendel (piano)

    PHILIPS 426 386 2

  • 10am: Artist of the Week - Michael Tilson Thomas

    • Image for Leonard Bernstein

      Leonard Bernstein On the Town: Pitkin's Song; Subway Ride & Imaginary Coney Island; The Great Lover Displays

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

      DG 479 1111

  • Image for Felix Mendelssohn

    Felix Mendelssohn Songs without Words op 38 no 2 & 6; op 67 no 6; op 102 no 3

    Performers: Andras Schiff (piano)

    DECCA 421 119 2

  • 10.15: Artist of the Week - Michael Tilson Thomas

    • Image for Heitor Villa-Lobos

      Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5

      Performers: Renée Fleming (soprano), New World Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

      RCA 09026 685382

  • 10.30: Rebecca Front's Choices

    • Image for Leonard Bernstein

      Leonard Bernstein Overture to Candide

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

      DG 439 251 2

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem: Introitus: Requiem aeternam; Kyrie; Dies irae

    Performers: Sylvia McNair (soprano), Academy and Chorus of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner (conductor)

    PHILIPS 432 087 2

  • Image for Sullivan

    Sullivan Dance - La Cachucha

    Performers: D'Oyly Carte Chorus & Orchestra


  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

      Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata for violin and piano No. 9 in A, Op. 47 'Kreutzer'

      Performers: Gidon Kremer (violin), Martha Argerich (piano)

      DG 447 054 2

  • Image for Mozart arr Smedvig

    Mozart arr Smedvig Overture to The Impresario K486

    Performers: Empire Brass

    TELARC CD 80332

  • 11.40am

    • Image for Antonin Dvorak

      Antonin Dvorak The Noonday Witch, Op. 108

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Istvan Kertesz (conductor)

      DECCA 452 946 2

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    What am I? A Tuning Fork


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