Thursday - Sarah Walker
With Sarah Walker. Including Artist of the Week: violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair; Sarah's Essential Choice: Shostakovich: Symphony No 5 in D minor, Op 47.
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Altre Follie 1500 - 1750 - music from Hesperion XXI, and Jordi Savall: ALIA VOX AV9844
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, the violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair.
Sarah's guest this week is James May, the writer and TV presenter best known as one of the trio of 'Top Gear' presenters alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond. But there's more to James than his macho image would suggest - not many people know that he studied music at Lancaster University, and is a keen flautist and keyboard player who loves early music, as Sarah Walker will discover this week.
Sarah's Essential Choice
Symphony No.5 in D minor Op.47
London Symphony Orchestra
Mstislav Rostropovich (conductor)
LSO LIVE 550.