Thursday - Sarah Walker
With Sarah Walker. Including Holst's Beni Mora from the Essential CD of the Week. 9.30am Artist of the Week: The Sixteen: Howells: Like as the Hart. Bach: Cantata, BWV34.
A selection of must-hear music including Holst's Beni Mora from the Essential CD of the Week: a recording of Holst's orchestral works with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by David Lloyd-Jones.
A daily brainteaser and the Artist of the Week the choir The Sixteen: Howells (Like as the Hart); Bach (Cantata BWV 34, O ewiges Feuer, O Ursprung der Liebe); Tallis (Spem in Alium). Also in this hour, Chopin's Scherzo no.4 in E, Op.54, performed by Benjamin Grosvenor.
The Essential Classics guest is David Starkey, the historian. Today he introduces a piece that he finds particularly moving and the music he uses to relax to.
Sarah's Essential Choice
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Act 1 (complete).
London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor).