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Monday - Sarah Walker with Niamh Cusack

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Rachmaninov - Preludes Op. 23 & Morceaux de fantaisie Op. 3, Howard Shelley, HYPERION CDA66081. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30. Today - Transports of Delight.
10am
Artists of the Week: Takács Quartet.

10.30am
Sarah's guest this week is the actress Niamh Cusack. Niamh originally trained as a professional flautist, performing with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and Concert Orchestra, before pursuing a career in acting. She has played several roles for the Royal Shakespeare Company, including Desdemona in a production of Othello with Ben Kingsley, and opposite Sean Bean in the 1986 production of Romeo and Juliet. She came to the wider public's attention as Dr. Kate Rowan in the popular television drama series Heartbeat. On stage, she appeared in Victoria Benedictsson's The Enchantment at the Royal National Theatre, Andersen's English by Sebastian Barry, and Cause Célèbre by Terence Rattigan at the Old Vic. More recently, at the Royal National Theatre, she played the role of Siobhan in the stage adaptation of Mark Haddon's book The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-Time, which won a record seven Olivier Awards in 2013.

11am
Debussy
Images for piano (Books 1 & 2)
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

Sarah's Essential Choice:
Holst
Egdon Heath
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Davis (conductor)
TELDEC.

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Mon 27 Jan 2014 09:00

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Transports of Delight

Adams
Short Ride in a Fast Machine
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Simon Rattle (conductor)
EMI 555 051 2

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