Wednesday - Sarah Walker
Sarah Walker presents a selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week and performances by the Artist of the Week, the choir The Sixteen.
A selection of music including 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: Wood (O Thou the Central Orb); MacMillan (Miserere); Handel (excerpt from Samson). Also in this hour, Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture from the London Symphony Orchestra and Antal Dorati.
The Essential Classics guest is the historian, David Starkey. Today he introduces music that reminds him of a particular place and a piece that he would like to be remembered by.
Sarah's Essential Choice
Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2 in E minor, Op.44.
Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor).
Decca 448 1162.