Thursday - Sarah Walker
With Sarah Walker. Including Artist of the Week: Steven Isserlis (cello) in Strauss: Romance in F. Brahms: Cello Sonata No 2. Essential Choice: Mendelssohn: Symphony No 4.
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Robert Johnson: The Prince's Almain and other dances for lute (Nigel North).
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, cellist Steven Isserlis. Today he is heard as the soloist in Strauss's Romance in F for cello and orchestra, as well as Brahms's Cello Sonata no.2 in F, op.99, where he is accompanied by pianist Stephen Hough.
The Essential Classics guest is weather presenter Sian Lloyd, who introduces music that is significant to her. Today Sian mentions which piece of music she particularly likes listening to while on a journey, as well as music she likes to listen to while working.
Sarah's Essential Choice
Symphony no.4 in A, op.90 'Italian'
The London Classical Players
Roger Norrington (conductor)
EMI 7 54000 2.