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Friday - Sarah Walker with Simon Thurley

Architectural historian Simon Thurley is Sarah Walker's guest this week

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Fauré: The Complete Music for Piano - Kathryn Stott, HYPERION. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

Artist of the Week: Andrew Davis.

Sarah's guest this week is the architectural historian and Chief Executive of English Heritage, Simon Thurley. Whilst working on his PhD, Simon took up a post as Inspector of Ancient Monuments for English Heritage, later becoming Curator of Historic Royal Palaces and then director of the Museum of London. He is a prolific history broadcaster, presenting television programmes such as Flying Through Time and Lost Buildings of Britain, as well as appearing on Time Team. Recent publications include Somerset House: The Palace of England's Queens 1551-1692, and Men from the Ministry: How Britain saved its Heritage. Simon's relative youth at taking the post of Chief Executive of English Heritage led him to be dubbed a "boy wonder", and he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2011 Birthday Honours for services to conservation.

Sarah's Essential Choice
London Symphony Orchestra
Claudio Abbado (conductor).

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Fri 18 Jul 2014 09:00

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Only Connect

The connection was Hunts.


The music played:


Royal Hunt & Storm, from  Les Troyens
Philadelphia Orchestra
Eugene Ormandy (conductor)
SONY SBK 53255 


‘Hunt’ Quartet in B flat K458
Emerson String Quartet
DG 427 657 2  


Symphonic poem : Le chasseur maudit
Philadelphia Orchestra
Riccardo Muti (conductor)

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