Playing: Symphony no.4 in E flat major "Romantic" by Anton Bruckner
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Friday - Sarah Walker

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 - Only Connect

Artists of the Week: The Labèque Sisters

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).

Sarah's Essential Choice

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54
Murray Perahia (piano)
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Colin Davis (conductor).

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Fri 18 Oct 2013 09:00

Today's Brainteaser: Only Connect

The connection between the 3 pieces was Fruit.
The pieces we heard were:
Cherry Ripe by Frank BridgeThe traditional folk song Strawberry FairThe March from the Love of Three Oranges by Sergei Prokofiev

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

Guest Choices

Hear the classical music chosen by our guests in full via the BBC Playlister

Essential Choices on BBC Playlister - archive.

Essential Choices Promo

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

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