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Tuesday - Sarah Walker with Miranda Seymour

Sarah Walker with her guest, the novelist and biographer Miranda Seymour.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Choral music from the Renaissance and Baroque with the Cambridge Singers and La Nuova Musica under John Rutter. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30 - today, Who's Singing?
Artist of the Week: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Sarah's guest this week is the novelist and biographer, Miranda Seymour. Biographies by Miranda include the lives of Ottoline Morrell, Mary Shelley, Virginia Cherrill (Chaplin's Girl), Hellé Nice (Bugatti Queen), Henry James (A Ring of Conspirators) and Robert Graves (about whom she also wrote a novel, The Telling, and a radio play, Sea Music). In My Father's House won the 2008 Pen Ackerley Memoir of the Year prize and was selected as a New York Times Book of the Year. Miranda's latest book - Noble Endeavours: Stories from England; Stories from Germany - was published earlier this year.

Sarah's Essential Choice:
Festklänge, S101
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

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Tue 10 Dec 2013 09:00

Today's Brainteaser Answer

Who's Singing? Zaide, from Mozart's epnoymous opera.

The music played:

Zaide K.344 – ‘Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben’   
Miah Persson (soprano)
Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Sebastien Weigle (conductor)

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