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Monday - Sarah Walker with Richard Bacon

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Imogen Holst conducts Gustav Holst, English Chamber Orchestra: LYRITA SRCD223. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

Artists of the Week: Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century.

Sarah's guest this week is the charismatic and versatile radio and television presenter, Richard Bacon. After a spell on Blue Peter, he went on to co-present Channel 4's Big Breakfast. He has also presented Top of the Pops, and has guest-presented The Wright Stuff and This Morning, as well as radio drive-time shows on Xfm and Capital FM. He currently hosts the mid-afternoon slot on Radio 5 Live, and the ITV daytime game show, Show Me the Telly.

Richard admits to being a novice when it comes to classical music, but is eager to discover more about it. So, he's asking listeners from Radio 5Live and Radio 3 to suggest works that would help him on his musical journey.

18th Century Season: 15 Georgian Pleasures. A new series where Suzy Klein talks to conductor Christian Curnyn about significant pieces from the time
Rodelinda: "Dove sei, amato bene?"
Andreas Scholl (countertenor)
Accademia Bizantina
Ottavio Dantone (director)

Symphony No. 101 in D major 'The Clock'
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Mon 28 Apr 2014 09:00

Today's Brainteaser Answer: Place that Piece

Putnam's Camp in Reading, Connecticut

from Charles Ives'  "Three Places in New England"



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