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Thursday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including CD of the Week: Telemann Wind Concertos; Michael Tilson Thomas; Sarah's Essential Choice: Beethoven: Sonata No 8 in A, Op 47 (Kreutzer).

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

Beethoven: Sonata for violin and piano No. 9 in A, Op. 47 'Kreutzer'
Gidon Kremer (violin)
Martha Argerich (piano).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Beethoven

    Six Ecossaises, Wo083

    Performers: Alfred Brendel (piano)

    • PHILIPS 412 227 2.
  • 9.03: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Georg Philipp Telemann

      Concerto for Trumpet in D major, TV 51

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

      • ARCHIV 419 633 2.
  • Francisco Tárrega

    Recuerdos de la Alhambra

    Performers: Narciso Yepes (guitar)

    • DG 459613 2.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati (conductor)

    • MERCURY 434 308 2.
  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser

      What am I?

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

  • 9.32: Artist of the Week - Michael Tilson Thomas

    • Samuel Barber

      Adagio for strings

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

      • EMI CDC 555 358 2.
  • Stanford

    The Little Admiral

    Performers: Benjamin Luxon (baritone), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Charles Groves (conductor)

    • EMI CDM 565113 2.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Overture to Mireille

    Performers: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, Michel Plasson (conductor)

    • EMI CDS 749 653 2.
  • Robert Schumann

    Romance, Op. 94 No. 3

    Performers: Heinz Holliger (oboe), Alfred Brendel (piano)

    • PHILIPS 426 386 2.
  • 10am: Artist of the Week - Michael Tilson Thomas

    • Leonard Bernstein

      On the Town: Pitkin's Song; Subway Ride & Imaginary Coney Island; The Great Lover Displays

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

      • DG 479 1111.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Songs without Words op 38 no 2 & 6; op 67 no 6; op 102 no 3

    Performers: Andras Schiff (piano)

    • DECCA 421 119 2.
  • 10.15: Artist of the Week - Michael Tilson Thomas

    • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

      Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5

      Performers: Renée Fleming (soprano), New World Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

      • RCA 09026 685382.
  • 10.30: Rebecca Front's Choices

    • Leonard Bernstein

      Overture to Candide

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

      • DG 439 251 2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Requiem: Introitus: Requiem aeternam; Kyrie; Dies irae

    Performers: Sylvia McNair (soprano), Academy and Chorus of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner (conductor)

    • PHILIPS 432 087 2.
  • Sullivan

    Dance - La Cachucha

    Performers: D'Oyly Carte Chorus & Orchestra

  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Sonata for violin and piano No. 9 in A, Op. 47 'Kreutzer'

      Performers: Gidon Kremer (violin), Martha Argerich (piano)

      • DG 447 054 2.
  • Mozart arr Smedvig

    Overture to The Impresario K486

    Performers: Empire Brass

    • TELARC CD 80332.
  • 11.40am

    • Antonín Dvořák

      The Noonday Witch, Op. 108

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Istvan Kertesz (conductor)

      • DECCA 452 946 2.


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