Monday - Sarah Walker
Presented by Sarah Walker. Including Essential CD of the Week. Artist of the Week: The Sixteen. And Sarah is joined by historian David Starkey for his choice of music.
A selection of great music including Holst's Fugal Overture, Op.41 No.1, from the Essential CD of the Week: a recording of Holst's orchestral works.
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, the choir The Sixteen: Parry (I was Glad); Palestrina (Sanctus/Benedictus from Missa Papae Marcelli); Tippett (5 Negro Spirituals from A Child of Our Time). Also in this hour, Rossini's Overture to William Tell, (arr for Brass Band by G.J. Grant).
The Essential Classics guest is the historian, David Starkey. Today he introduces the piece which makes him glad to be alive and the first classical record he bought himself.
Tchaikovsky's Queen of Spades: an excerpt from last Saturday's Building a Library recommendation.
Presenter: Sarah Walker
Producer: Chris Barstow.