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Wednesday - Sarah Walker

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Viva Verdi: Overtures and Preludes - Filarmonica della Scala/Riccardo Chailly, DECCA; and at 9.30 our brainteaser - Back to the Beginning.

10am
Artist of the Week: Andrew Davis

10.30am
Sarah's guest in World Space Week, is the astronomer Carolin Crawford. Carolin regularly delivers science outreach presentations to over 4,000 people annually and is a regular in broadcast media, with numerous appearances on programmes such as In Our Time and Home Planet on BBC Radio 4. She is a Fellow and Lecturer at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, as well as Professor of Astronomy at Gresham College, a position in which she delivers free public lectures within the City of London. In 2009 Carolin was recognized for her outstanding abilities by a Women of Outstanding Achievement Award by the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology, presented for "communication of science with a contribution to society."

11am
Sarah's Essential Choice

Britten: Serenade
Peter Pears (tenor)
Barry Tuckwell (horn)
London Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Britten (conductor)

Also in this hour, Lucky Dip: Sarah dips into her CD collection and shares a piece - it could be a recent discovery, an old favourite, or simply something that just has to be heard. Expect the unexpected!

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Wed 9 Oct 2013 09:00

Today’s Brainteaser Answer

Back to the Beginning

The music played backwards was the opening of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5.

The music played:

Beethoven
Symphony No. 5 (opening)
Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Paavo Jarvi (conductor)
RCA 88697338352 

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Music in Time – The Romantic Collection

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