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Thursday - Sarah Walker

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 17 October 2013

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Grieg ? Complete Music with Orchestra ? Gothenburg Symphony, Neeme Järvi (conductor); and at 9.30 our brainteaser - What am I?

10am
Artists of the Week: The Labèque Sisters

10.30am
The Man Booker Prize is announced this week and Sarah's guest is the 2011 prize-winner, the novelist Julian Barnes. A graduate of modern languages, Julian has worked as a lexicographer for the Oxford English Dictionary, and has written for the New Statesman and the Observer. He is a keen Francophile and has appeared in a BBC Radio 4 series of Inspector Maigret adaptations. Julian was made Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2004. His many international literary awards include the Somerset Maugham Award (Metroland 1981); Prix Médicis (FP 1986); E. M. Forster Award (American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, 1986) and the Prix Femina (Talking It Over 1992).

11am
Sarah's Essential Choice

Mozart
Mass in C minor, K.427
Sylvia McNair and Diana Montague (sopranos)
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)
Cornelius Hauptmann (bass)
Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists
John Eliot Gardiner (conductor).

Music Played

15 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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