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Tuesday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Artists of the Week: the Melos Ensemble; Novelist and journalist Andrew Martin; Sarah's Essential Choice: Brahms: Symphony No 2, Op 73.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week - Albinoni: 12 Concertos Op.9 with the Academy of Ancient Music - DECCA 4591292.

A daily brainteaser from one of our listeners, and performances by the Artists of the Week, the Melos Ensemble.

Sarah Walker's guest this week is the novelist and journalist Andrew Martin, whose writing career was launched when he won The Spectator Young Writer of the Year Award in 1988. Since then he has written for The Guardian, the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, the Independent and Granta, among other publications. His columns have appeared in ES Magazine, the Independent on Sunday and the New Statesman.

Andrew is also a prolific novelist. The Necropolis Railway was the first in the series of historical thrillers featuring the railwayman turned railway policeman, Jim Stringer. It was followed by The Blackpool Highflyer, The Lost Luggage Porter, Murder at Deviation Junction, Death on A Branch Line, and The Last Train to Scarborough, all of which are published by Faber. Murder at Deviation Junction and Death on a Branch Line were both shortlisted for the Ellis Peters Historical Crime Awards in 2007 and 2008, and Andrew was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Dagger In The Library Award 2008 for the entire series. The new Jim Stringer novel, The Somme Stations, is out in March.

Sarah's Essential Choice
Brahms: Symphony No.2 in D Op.73
North German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Gunter Wand (conductor)
RCA 89103.

3 hours

Music Played

  • 9am: Artists of the Week - The Melos Ensemble

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      March for Sextet in B flat, WoO29

      Performers: The Melos Ensemble

      • EMI 9185142.
  • Edward Elgar

    Imperial March Op. 32

    Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult (conductor)

    • EMI 563164.
  • 9.08: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni

      Concerto a 5 in D, Op. 9 No. 7 for violin, strings and continuo

      Performers: Andrew Manze (violin), Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood (conductor)

      • DECCA 4581292.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Muj Domuv (My Home) Op. 62

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Istvan Kertesz (conductor)

    • DECCA 430 0462.
  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser

      Critics' Corner

      Performers: The answer will appear at the bottom of this page at 12pm.

  • 9.32: Artists of the Week - The Melos Ensemble

    • Franz Schubert

      Adagio and Rondo in F, D.487

      Performers: Melos Ensemble

      • EMI 9185142.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Grand Overture in D

    Performers: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 10413.
  • 10.04: Artists of the Week - The Melos Ensemble

    • Claude Debussy

      Sonata for flute, viola and harp

      Performers: Osian Ellis (harp), The Melos Ensemble

      • DECCA 4211542.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    La Gazza Ladra Overture

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

    • EMI CDC 7491552.
  • 10.30: Andrew Martin's Choices

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Goldberg Variations - Theme & opening variation

      Performers: Murray Perahia (piano)

      • SONY 89243.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Requiem Op. 48: Pie Jesu; Agnus Dei

    Performers: Robert Chilcott (treble), Choir of King's College, Cambridge, John Wells (organ), New Philharmonia Orchestra, David Willcocks (conductor)

    • EMI 3799942.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka in A minor Op.7 No.2

    Performers: Samson Francois (piano)

    • EMI 5744572.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Johannes Brahms

      Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73

      Performers: North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gunter Wand (conductor)

      • RCA 89103.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Pieces de Clavecin 'La Cupis'

    Performers: Skip Sempe and Oliver Fortin (harpsichords)

    • PARADISO PA0005.
  • Henry Purcell

    O sing unto the Lord Z.44

    Performers: Peter Harvey (bass), Christopher Purves (bass), Julian Podger (tenor), Susan Hemington Jones (soprano), Charles Daniels (tenor), Gabrieli Consort & Players, Paul McCreesh (conductor)

    • ARCHIV 445 882-2.


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