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Monday - Sarah Walker with Howard Brenton

Sarah Walker with her guest, the playwright and screenwriter Howard Brenton.

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Glinka - Overtures and Dances featuring the USSR Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Evgeny Svetlanov, and at 9.30am, our daily brainteaser: Who's Dancing?

10am
Artist of the Week: Maria Joao Pires

10.30am
This week, Sarah's guest is the award-winning playwright and screenwriter Howard Brenton. Known for his state-of-the-nation political comedies and satires, his plays have included #aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei, The Churchill Play, Weapons of Happiness, Anne Boleyn, 55 Days (a fictional meeting between Cromwell and Charles I) and, with David Hare, Pravda and Brassneck. He has written a number of screenplays, including episodes for the BBC TV series, Spooks, and has produced translations of plays by Goethe, Brecht and Georg Büchner.

11am
Essential Choice: Maria Callas.
In celebration of the 90th anniversary of the birth of Maria Callas, Sarah Walker presents classic recordings from her spectacular operatic career.

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Mon 2 Dec 2013 09:00

Today’s Brainteaser Answer

Who's Dancing? Mephistopheles

The music played:

Liszt
Mephisto Waltz No. 1
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Herbert von Karajan (conductor)
DG  415 967-2

Music in Time – The Romantic Collection

Music in Time – The Romantic Collection

Putting pieces of music in their historical context.

Music in Time – The Modern Collection

Music in Time – The Modern Collection

Masterworks of modern music.

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Essential Classics: Guest Choices

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

Hear the classical music chosen by our guests on the BBC Music website