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Thursday - Sarah Walker with Uta Frith

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
Violin Sonata No. 5 in F, Op. 24 'Spring'
Alina Ibragimova (violin)
Cedric Tiberghien (piano).

3 hours

Last on

Thu 3 Apr 2014 09:00

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

Guest Choices

Hear the classical music chosen by our guests in full via the BBC Playlister

Essential Choices on BBC Playlister - archive.

Essential Choices Promo

Explore the Essential Choices via BBC Playlister as chosen by Rob Cowan and Sarah Walker.

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