Friday - Sarah Walker: Sound of Cinema

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: French Wind Band Classics - RNCM Wind Orchestra, Timothy Reynish, CHANDOS; and at 9.30 our daily brainteaser.

Artist of the Week: Janet Baker, who celebrates her 80th birthday this year.

Sarah's guest this week is the stage and screen actor, Tim Pigott-Smith. After a long career in smaller roles, Tim got his big break with the leading role of Ronald Merrick in the 1984 television serial The Jewel in the Crown. His distinctive voice has made him a popular narrator, and he provided the commentary for a series on the British Royal Family, entitled Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work. His film career has included The Gangs of New York, Alexander, Johnny English, The Remains of the Day, V for Vendetta and the James Bond film, Quantum of Solace. Tim is a regular stage actor in Shakespearean and Greek roles, and in 2011 he took the title role in King Lear at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds. He is also a noted radio actor, appearing in many productions on BBC Radio 4.

Sound of Cinema with Neil Brand, who introduces his personal choice of Music that made the Movies:

Alex North: Suite - A Streetcar Named Desire.

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Fri 20 Sep 2013 09:00

Today’s Brainteaser Answer

Only Connect: the connection was Diaghilev ballets.

The music played:

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Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune

London Symphony Orchestra

Pierre Monteux (conductor)

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Daphnis et Chloe

Montreal Symphony Orchestra

Charles Dutoit (conductor)

DECCA 400 055 2  



Pt 1 Adoration of the Earth (Rite of Spring)

London Symphony Orchestra

Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

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