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Friday - Sarah Walker with Richard Bacon

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 02 May 2014

9am
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.

10am
Artists of the Week: Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century.

10.30am
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.

11am
18th Century Season: 15 Georgian Pleasures. Suzy Klein talks to conductor Christian Curnyn to introduce
Haydn
The Creation: 'Praise the Lord'
Gabrieli Consort and Players
Paul McCreesh (conductor).

Music Played

15 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Today's Brainteaser Answer - Only Connect

    The connection was Pastoral.

     

    The music played:

     

    Handel
    Pastoral Symphony (Pifa) from Messiah
    Tavener Players
    Andrew Parrott (director)
    VIRGIN CLASSICS VMD5613302

     

    Chabrier
    Suite Pastorale (2nd mvmt Danse villageoise)
    Ulster Orchestra
    Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor)
    CHANDOS CHAN8852   

     

    Beethoven
    5th movement Allegretto - Symphony 6 'Pastoral'
    London Symphony Orchestra
    Bernard Haitink (conductor)
    LSO LSO0582    

     

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