Friday - Sarah Walker
With Sarah Walker. Handel: My Heart is Inditing. Jack Brymer (clarinet) in Mozart: Quintet for clarinet and strings. Walton: Spitfire Prelude and Fugue. Elgar: Enigma Variations.
A selection of must-hear music including Handel's My Heart is Inditing performed by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, and the Academy of Ancient Music from the Essential CD of the Week: a recording of Handel's coronation anthems conducted by Stephen Cleobury.
A daily brainteaser and a recording of the Artist of the Week, the clarinettist Jack Brymer, performing Mozart's Quintet for clarinet and strings with the Allegri Quartet. Also in this hour, Walton's Spitfire Prelude and Fugue performed by the English Chamber Orchestra under Steuart Bedford.
The Essential Classics guest is Simon Jenkins, the journalist, author and former editor of The Times and the Evening Standard, who is also chairman of the National Trust. Today he introduces a piece he would like to have played at his funeral and Sarah Walker acts as a personal shopper, playing a piece she hopes Simon will enjoy.
Sarah's Essential Choice.
Elgar: Enigma Variations.
London Symphony Orchestra,
Adrian Boult (conductor).
EMI CDC 747 206 2.