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Friday - Sarah Walker with Richard Bacon

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).

3 hours

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Fri 2 May 2014 09:00

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    

 

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

Guest Choices

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Essential Choices Promo

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