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Thursday - Sarah Walker with James May

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 13 February 2014

Sarah Walker's guest this week is writer and television presenter James May.

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Bach - Das wohltemperierte Klavier, Book II, Christophe Rousset (harpsichord), APARTÉ AP070. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

10am
Artist of the Week: Alfred Brendel.

10.30am
Sarah's guest this week is James May, the writer and TV presenter best known as one of the trio of 'Top Gear' presenters alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond. But there's more to James than his macho image would suggest - not many people know that he studied music at Lancaster University, and is a keen flautist and keyboard player who loves early music, as Sarah Walker will discover this week.

11am
Sarah's Essential Choice:
Dvorák
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95
Vienna Philharmonic
István Kertész (conductor)
DECCA.

Music Played

16 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Today's Brainteaser Answer - What am I?

    Answer: The Dance of the Seven Veils, from Salome, the opera by Richard Strauss.

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