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Tuesday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. CD of the Week: Telemann Wind Concertos; conductor Michael Tilson Thomas; actress Rebecca Front; Sarah's Essential Choice: Rachmaninov: Sonata in G minor, Op 19.

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

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

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

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: Sarah's Essential Choice

Rachmaninov: Sonata for cello and piano in G minor, Op. 19
Yo-Yo Ma (cello)
Emanuel Ax (piano)

Haydn: Horn Concerto No. 2
Barry Tuckwell (horn)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Neville Marriner (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Joseph Haydn

    Horn Concerto No 2 in D major, H VIId 4

    Performer: Barry Tuckwell. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Decca.
  • Louis‐Claude Daquin

    The Cuckoo

    Performers: George Malcolm (harpsichord)

    • DECCA 444 390 2.
  • 9.02: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Georg Philipp Telemann

      Concerto for Recorder and Flute in E minor, TV 52

      Performers: Micahel Schnieder (recorder), Wilbert Hazelzet (flute), Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel (director)

      • ARCHIV 419 633 2.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Elégie, Op. 24

    Performers: Paul Tortelier (cello), Jean Hubeau (piano)

    • ERATO 2292 45 660 2.
  • Sullivan

    Overture: The Yeomen of the Guard

    Performers: The D’Oyley Carte Opera Orchestra, John Pryce-Jones (conductor)

  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser

      Critics' Corner

      Performers: Albert Schweitzer writing about the 3 part inventions for violin, viola & cello by JS Bach

  • Ewald

    Brass Quintet No. 1 in B flat minor

    Performers: Center City Brass Quintet

  • 9.44: Artist of the Week - Michael Tilson Thomas

    • George Gershwin

      Overture to Girl Crazy

      Performers: Buffalo Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

      • CBS CD42240.
  • Gustav Mahler


    Performers: Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano), London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

    • CBS M2K44553.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne op 62 no 2 in E major

    Performers: Louis Lortie (piano)

    • CHANDOS CHAN10588.
  • 10.30: Rebecca Front's Choices

    • George Frideric Handel

      Messiah: "O thou that tellest good tidings"

      Performers: Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano), Chorus of St Martin in the Fields, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner (conductor)

      • PHILIPS 434 695 2.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection': 2nd movement (Andante Moderato)

    Performers: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Otto Klemperer (conductor)

    • EMI CDM 566 867 2.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Varen (Last Spring)

    Performers: Norwegian Soloists' Choir, Grete Pedersen (conductor)

    • BIS SACD 1661.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Sergey Rachmaninov

      Sonata for cello and piano in G minor, Op. 19

      Performers: Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Emanuel Ax (piano)

      • SONY CLASSICAL SK46486.
  • 11.40am

    • Joseph Haydn

      Horn Concerto No. 2

      Performers: Barry Tuckwell (horn), Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner (conductor)

      • DECCA 430 633 2.


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