Tuesday - Sarah Walker
With Sarah Walker. Including Essential CD of the Week: Rossini Overtures; Artist of the Week: Jordi Savall; Sarah's Essential Choice: Walton: Belshazzar's Feast.
The fourth and final week of Radio 3's Baroque Spring concludes with Sarah Walker, and her guest, the poet Craig Raine.
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Rossini Overtures by the Academy of Saint Martin-in-the-Fields conducted by Sir Neville Marriner.
A daily brainteaser, and performances by our Baroque Spring Artist of the Week, Jordi Savall, one of the true pioneers of early music performance. Plus another Baroque Bite from Simon Heighes.
This week Sarah Walker is joined by British poet Craig Raine who, together with Christopher Reid, is the best-known exponent of the movement known as Martian poetry. A former Fellow of New College, Oxford, he is now Emeritus Professor, and is also founder and editor of the literary magazine Areté. His works include a number of poetry collections, including The Onion, Memory (1978), A Martian Sends a Postcard Home (1979), and Clay. Whereabouts Unknown (1996). His reviews and essays are collected in two anthologies: Haydn and the Valve Trumpet (1990) and In Defence of T. S. Eliot (2000). Most recently, he has collaborated with composer Michael Berkelely, writing the libretto for an operatic adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel, Atonement.
11am: Sarah's Essential Choice
Walton: Belshazzar's Feast
Bryn Terfel (baritone)
BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra
Andrew Davis (conductor)
WARNER APEX 27443942
Beethoven: Fantasy in C minor for piano, chorus and orchestra Op.80
Maurizio Pollini (piano)
Gabriele Lechner and Gretchen Eder (sopranos)
Elisabeth Mach (contralto)
Jorge Pita and Andreas Esders (tenors)
Gerhard Eder (bass)
Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Claudio Abbado (conductor)
DG 4790913 CD 3 TRACKS 4-9.