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Wednesday - 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, Back to the Beginning.

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:
Brahms orch. Schoenberg
Brahms Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Simon Rattle (conductor)

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Wed 11 Dec 2013 09:00

Today's Brainteaser Answer

Back to the Beginning

The music played:

An American in Paris (excerpt)  
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Leonard Bernstein (conductor)
SONY MK42619

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.

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

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