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Monday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including CD of the Week: Telemann Wind Concertos; Michael Tilson Thomas; CD Review Building a Library: Bach: Sonatas for violin and continuo.

with Sarah Walker, and her guest, comedian and actress Rebecca Front

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Telemann Wind Concertos - Musica Antiqua Cologne, Reinhard Goebel, ARCHIV

9.30-10.30am
A daily brainteaser, and performances by our Artist of the Week, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas.

10.30am
This week Sarah Walker is joined by comedian and actress Rebecca Front, best known for her performances as Nicola Murray MP in the political satire, The Thick of It. She appeared in a series of critically acclaimed satirical comedies in the early 1990s, including On The Hour, The Day Today and Knowing Me, Knowing You...with Alan Partridge. During the 2000s, her career continued across a range of comedy genres with prominent roles in animation Monkey Dust, Time Gentlemen Please, Nighty Night, and sketch show Big Train. In recent years Rebecca has regularly appeared on comedy panel shows on British television and radio including The News Quiz, Have I Got News For You and If I Ruled The World. In 2003, she was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy. Since 2006, she has been writing columns for The Guardian.

11am:
Bach: Sonatas for violin and continuo
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review

11.30
R Strauss: Death and Transfiguration
Philharmonia Orchestra
Otto Klemperer (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • 9am: Artist of the Week - Michael Tilson Thomas

    • George Gershwin

      Promenade (Walking the Dog)

      Performers: Los Angeles Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas (piano/conductor)

      • CBS CD39699.
  • 9.03: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Georg Philipp Telemann

      Concerto for violin, trumpet and strings in D major, TV 53 No. 5

      Performers: Friedemann Immer (trumpet), Reinhard Goebel (violin/director), Musica Antiqua Köln

      • ARCHIV 419 633 2.
  • D’Indy

    Sarabande et Menuet, Op. 72

    Performers: Pascal Rogé (piano), Catherine Cantin (flute), Maurice Bourgue (oboe), Michel Portal (clarinet), Amaury Wallez (bassoon), André Cazalet (horn)

    • DECCA 425 861 2.
  • Peerson

    The Fall of the Leafe

    Performers: Skip Sempé (virginal)

    • NAÏVE E8841.
  • Anon.

    3 Dances: La Bounette; La Doune Cella; La Shy Myze (Mulliner Book)

    Performers: Skip Sempé (virginal), Olivier Rornin (harpsichord)

    • NAÏVE E8841.
  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser

      Who's Dancing?

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

  • 9.32: Artist of the Week - Michael Tilson Thomas

    • Igor Stravinsky

      Scherzo à la Russe (symphonic version)

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

      • RCA 09026 688652.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 33: Nos. 1-4

    Performers: John Ogdon (piano)

    • PHILIPS 456 916-2.
  • 9.50: Artist of the Week - Michael Tilson Thomas

    • Aaron Copland

      Appalachian Spring

      Performers: San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

      • RCA09026 63511 2.
  • 10.30: Rebecca Front's Choices

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Piano Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1058

      Performers: Glenn Gould, Columbia Symphony orchestra, Vladimir Golshmann (conductor)

      • SONY CLASSICAL SM2K52591.
  • Faure arr. Casals

    Après un rêve

    Performers: Heinrich Schiff (cello), Samuel Sanders (piano)

    • PHILIPS 420 945 2.
  • 11am

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Sonatas for Violin and Continuo

      Performers: The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday’s CD Review

  • William Byrd

    Tristitia et Anxietas

    Performers: Tallis Scholars

    • GIMELL CDGIM208.
  • 11.30am

    • Georges Bizet

      Symphony No. 1 in C

      Performers: New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

      • CBS CD44718.

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