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Thursday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Essential CD of the Week: Smorgasbord - Mats Lidstrom (cello) and Bengt Forsberg (piano); Sarah's Essential Choice: Schumann: Fantasie in C.

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Smörgåsbord - Mats Lidström (cello) and Bengt Forsberg (piano), HYPERION CDA67184

A daily brainteaser, and performances by the Artist of the Week, Artur Pizarro

This week marks the 125th anniversary of the publication of A Study in Scarlet, the very first Sherlock Holmes story, and Sarah Walker's guest is novelist and screenwriter, Anthony Horowitz, who was recently commissioned by the Conan Doyle Estate and Orion Books to write a new Sherlock Holmes novel: The House of Silk (2011).

Anthony has written over 35 books for both adults and children, including the bestselling teen spy series Alex Rider, which he adapted into a movie that was released worldwide in 2006. The series is estimated to have sold 13 million copies worldwide. He is also responsible for creating and writing some of the UK's most beloved and successful television series, including Midsomer Murders (for which he produced the first seven episodes), and the award-winning drama series Foyle's War.

His stage thriller, Mindgame, premiered in Broadway in 2011. Anthony is currently working with Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, writing the sequel to the Tintin film, and is also working on a screenplay for Warner Brothers.

Sarah's Essential Choice

Schumann: Fantasie in C
Maurizio Pollini, piano
DG 423 1342.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Lauro

    Natalia [Venezuelan waltz]

    Performers: John Wiliams (guitar)

    • SONY CLASSICAL SK 89141.
  • 9.03am

    • Emmanuel Chabrier

      Suite pastorale

      Performers: Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Paray (conductor)

      • MERCURY 475 6183.
  • 9.19: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Jacques Offenbach

      Romance (Souvenir du val, Op. 29 No. 1)

      Performers: Mats Lidström (cello), Bengt Forsberg (piano)

      • HYPERION CDA67184.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Papillon, Op. 77

    Performers: Mats Lidström (cello), Bengt Forsberg (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA67184.
  • 9.27am

    • Valente

      Gallarda Napolitana (Trad. Mexican: El Jarabe Loco)

      Performers: Tembembe Ensamble Continuo, Hespèrion XXI, Jordi Savall (director)

      • ALIAVOX AVSA 9876.
  • 9.32am

    • Gliere

      Holiday at Freghana, Op. 75

      Performers: BBC Philharmonic, Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

      • CHANDOS CHAN 10679(5) X.
  • 9.43am

    • Frédéric Chopin

      Waltz in A flat major, Op. 42

      Performers: Murray Perahia (piano)

      • SONY CLASSICAL SK 64 399.
  • 9.50am

    • Avison

      Concerto No. 5 in D minor

      Performers: The Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman (directing from the violin)

      • HYPERION CDD22060.
  • 9.59am

    • Bainton

      And I saw a new Heaven

      Performers: The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (director)

      • UCJ 179 5732.
  • 10.04: Artist of the Week - Artur Pizarro

    • Granados

      Los Requiebros; Coloquio en la reja (Goyescas)

      Performers: Artur Pizarro (piano)

      • LINN CKD 355.
  • 10.30: Anthony Horowitz's Choice

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565

      Performers: Simon Preston (organ)

      • DG 427 668-2.
  • 10.45: Anthony Horowitz's Choice

    • Benjamin Britten

      The Turn of the Screw: Variation XII scene 5 & Variation XIII scene 6

      Performers: Quint: Peter Pears (tenor), Governess: Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano), Mrs Grose: Joan Cross (soprano), Flora: Olive Dyer (soprano), English Opera Chamber Group Orchestra (incl. Martin Isepp (piano) as Miles at the Piano], Benjamin Britten (conductor)

      • LONDON 425 672-2.
  • 10.55am

    • Johannes Brahms

      Hungarian Dance No.6 orch. Parlow

      Performers: Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner (conductor)

      • PHILIPS 422 050-2.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Robert Schumann

      Fantasie in C, Op. 17

      Performers: Maurizio Pollini (piano)

      • DG 423 134-2.
  • 11.30am

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Clarinet Quintet in A, K.581

      Performers: Melos Ensemble, Gervase de Peyer (solo clarinet)

      • EMI 918514-2.


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