iPlayer Radio What's New?
On Now : Breakfast
Playing: Cantata no. 211 ... (Kaffee-Kantate), no.8; Heute noch, heute noch [aria] by Johann Sebastian Bach
Image for Monday - Sarah Walker

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

Monday - Sarah Walker

3 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 29 April 2013

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Berlioz Overtures - Sir Andrew Davis conducts the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.

A daily brainteaser, and performances by our Artists of the Week, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Sarah Walker's guest this week is the chef and writer Tamasin Day-Lewis. Tamasin (daughter of the poet Cecil Day-Lewis and actress Jill Balcon, and sister of the actor Daniel Day-Lewis) has a weekly food column for the Daily Telegraph, and also writes for Vanity Fair, Vogue and Food Illustrated. Her cookbooks have covered a range of rural recipes, from the preparation of seasonal dishes and picnics to the art of pie-baking and slow cooking. She is known for her unique writing style, incorporating personal memories and anecdotes as well as background information about ingredients into her cookbooks. Recent titles include Tamasin's Kitchen Bible, Supper for a Song and Food You Can't Say No To. She is currently writing a new cooking book, Smart Tart.

Tchaikovsky: Hamlet
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

Music Played

15 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Jacques Offenbach

    Jacques Offenbach Polka (Gaite Parisienne)

    Performers: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel (conductor)

    TELARC CD-80294

  • 9.02: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Image for Hector Berlioz

      Hector Berlioz Le Carnaval romain, Op. 9

      Performers: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis (conductor)

      CHANDOS CHSA 5118

  • 9.11am

    • Image for Beach

      Beach Romance (1898)

      Performers: Paul Barritt (violin), James Lisney (piano)

      BIS CD 1245

  • 9.18am

    • Image for Robert Schumann

      Robert Schumann Papillons, Op. 2

      Performers: Nelson Freire (piano)

      DECCA 473 902-2

  • 9.30am

    • Image for Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Waltz Scene (Eugene Onegin, Act II)

      Performers: Eugene Onegin: Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone), Neil Shicoff (tenor), St Peterburg Chamber Choir, Orchestre de Paris, Semyon Bychov (conductor)

      PHILIPS 475 7017-2

  • 9.38am

    • Image for Ralph Vaughan Williams

      Ralph Vaughan Williams English Folk Song Suite

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Boult (conductor)

      HMV 5 86778-2

  • 9.48am

    • Image for Franz Schubert

      Franz Schubert Sonatina for violin and piano in D major, D.384 / Op. 137 No. 1

      Performers: Julia Fischer (violin), Martin Helmchen (piano)

      PENTATONE PTC5186 347

  • 10.01am: Artists of the Week - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

    • Image for Richard Strauss

      Richard Strauss Rosenkavalier Suite

      Performers: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons (conductor)

      ORFEO C 803 091 A

  • 10.27am

    • Image for Couperin

      Couperin Les Moissoneurs (Ordre No.6)

      Performers: John Kitchen (harpsichord)

      DELPHIAN CDC34112

  • 10.30: Tamasin Day-Lewis's Choices

    • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

      Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat, BWV 1051

      Performers: English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)


  • 10.51am

    • Image for Frédéric Chopin

      Frédéric Chopin Nocturne, Op. 9 No.1 in B flat minor

      Performers: Artur Rubinstein (piano)

      RCA RD 89563(2)

  • 11.59am

    • Image for Dmitri Shostakovich

      Dmitri Shostakovich Little Polka (Jazz Suite No.2)

      Performers: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

      DECCA 433 702-2

  • 11am

    • Image for Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Hamlet

      Performers: The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday’s CD Review

  • 11.22am

    • Image for Gustav Mahler

      Gustav Mahler Urlicht (Symphony No. 2)

      Performers: Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle (conductor)

      EMI CDS747062

  • 11.27am

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    Who was dancing? Onegin, Tatyana, Lensky, Olga and other young people were dancing at a ball held by Tatyana’s parents in their country house, in honour of Tatyana’s name day.

    The music played:

    Waltz (Eugene Onegin: Act II)
    Captain: Hervé Hennequin (bass)
    Eugene Onegin: Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone)
    Lensky: Neil Shicoff (tenor)
    St Petersburg Chamber Choir
    Orchestre de Paris
    Semyon Bychkov (conductor)
    PHILIPS 475 7017


Read the Essential Classics blog

a typewriter

Explore the world of Essential Classics and find out what's coming up in our weekly blog.

Essential Choices on BBC Playlister

Essential Choices on BBC Playlister

Explore the Essential Choices via BBC Playlister as chosen by Rob Cowan and Sarah Walker.

Free downloads

  1. Image for Essential Classics guest interview highlights

    Essential Classics guest interview highlights

    The highlights from our weekly guest interview. Rob Cowan and Sarah Walker's guests come from all…

  2. Image for Matthew Sweet’s Sound of Cinema

    Matthew Sweet’s Sound of Cinema

    Matthew Sweet introduces his weekly podcastable choice of the greatest ever film music.

  3. Image for Radio 3 Story of Music in Fifty Pieces

    Radio 3 Story of Music in Fifty Pieces

    Radio 3 Story of Music in 50 Pieces. Howard Goodall in conversation with Suzy Klein. 50 pieces of…

  4. Image for Spirit of Schubert

    Spirit of Schubert

    BBC Radio 3 tells you everything you need to know about Franz Schubert. These free downloads will…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss