Wednesday - Sarah Walker
With Sarah Walker. Including Essential CD of the Week: Brahms: Hungarian Dances and Dvorak: Slavonic Dances: The Story of Music in 50 Pieces: Arcadelt: Margot labourez les vignes.
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Brahms Hungarian Dances & Dvorak Slavonic Dances: The Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer (conductor) DECCA 4784028
A daily brainteaser, and performances by the Artist of the Week, English tenor Ian Bostridge.
Our guest this week is Alan Rusbridger, the editor of the Guardian newspaper. He is a keen amateur pianist and clarinettist, and has been chair of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain since 2004. His latest book Play it Again describes the year in which he learned to play Chopin's Ballade No.1, and he is also the author of a number of children's books, as well as a full-length animation film script, and a play about Beethoven.
The Story of Music in 50 Pieces
No.5: Arcadelt: Margot labourez les vignes
Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F major, Op.68 (Pastoral)
Tonhalle Orchestra, Zurich
David Zinman (conductor).
9.08: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week
9.32: Artist of the Week - Ian Bostridge
10.15: Artist of the Week - Ian Bostridge
10.30: Alan Rusbridger's Choices
10.45: Alan Rusbridger's Choices
11am: The Story of Music