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Friday - Sarah Walker with Victoria Glendinning

with Sarah Walker and her guest, the biographer, critic, broadcaster and novelist, Victoria Glendinning.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Victoria de los Angeles The Sweetheart Soprano REGIS. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

Proms Artist of the Week: Ivan Fischer

She has written biographies of personalities such as Edith Sitwell, Vita Sackville-West, Jonathan Swift, Anthony Trollope and Sir Stamford Raffles, which have been praised for their sensitive approach emphasizing the importance of romantic and family relationships, as opposed to larger historical forces. She has also written three novels, The Grown-Ups, Electricity and Flight. Vice-President of the Royal Society of Literature, Victoria was awarded a CBE in 1998.

Release date:

2 hours

Last on

Fri 29 Aug 2014 09:00

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Only Connect

The connection was Naughty Boys.


The music played:

R. Strauss
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche
Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Sir Neville Marriner


Part of opening - "L'Enfant et les Sortileges".
Ambrosian Opera Chorus
The Boy: Susan Davenny Wyner (mezzo-sop)
London Symphony Orchestra
Andre Previn (conductor)


The Sorcerer's Apprentice
London Symphony Orchestra
Charles Mackerras (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