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).