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Wednesday - Sarah Walker with Uta Frith

3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 02 April 2014

with Sarah Walker and her guest, developmental psychologist, Uta Frith.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Elizabethan Consort Music; Hesperion XX and Jordi Savall, ALIA VOX. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

Artist of the Week: Vladimir Ashkenazy

2nd April is World Autism Awareness Day, and Sarah's guest this week is the developmental psychologist, Prof. Uta Frith. Uta is a leading expert in the areas of dyslexia and autism, and has contributed several major theories, which have helped form a better understanding of the conditions. Her aim still is to discover the underlying causes of these disorders, and to link them to behaviour and to the brain. She has received an extensive list of awards for her outstanding research, including an honorary DBE in 2012.

Sarah's Essential Choice
Enter Spring
Mark Elder (conductor).

Music Played

18 items
  • Today's Brainteaser Answer - Puzzle

    Listen to the four clips of music, work out the initials of the composers, and that gives you to the initials of another composer. Answer: N.A.R.K. - Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky Korsakov.

    The music played:


    Overture – The Merry Wives of Windsor
    London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Alfred Scholtz (conductor)
    MADACY 9104  


    Rule Brittania
    Band of the Life Guards
    Major Colin Reeves (conductor)


    Overture: Semiramide
    London Symphony Orchestra
    Claudio Abbado (conductor)
    RCA VD87814   


    Sabre Dance
    Philadelphia Orchestra
    Eugene Ormandy (conductor)


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