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Tuesday - Sarah Walker

9.00am CD of the Week. 9.30am Artist of the Week: the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. 11.00am Sarah's Essential Choice: Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Berlioz Overtures - Sir Andrew Davis conducts the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.

A daily brainteaser, and performances by our Artists of the Week, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Sarah Walker's guest this week is the chef and writer Tamasin Day-Lewis. Tamasin (daughter of the poet Cecil Day-Lewis and actress Jill Balcon, and sister of the actor Daniel Day-Lewis) has a weekly food column for the Daily Telegraph, and also writes for Vanity Fair, Vogue and Food Illustrated. Her cookbooks have covered a range of rural recipes, from the preparation of seasonal dishes and picnics to the art of pie-baking and slow cooking. She is known for her unique writing style, incorporating personal memories and anecdotes as well as background information about ingredients into her cookbooks. Recent titles include Tamasin's Kitchen Bible, Supper for a Song and Food You Can't Say No To. She is currently writing a new cooking book, Smart Tart.

11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture; Scherzo; Nocturne & Wedding March
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
George Szell (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Avison

    Allegro (Concerto grosso No. 4 in A minor, 2nd movement)

    Performers: Avison Ensemble, Pavlo Beznosiuk (director)

    • DIVINE ART DDA 21213.
  • 9.02: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Hector Berlioz

      Benvenuto Cellini: Overture

      Performers: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis (conductor)

      • CHANDOS CHSA 5118.
  • 9.14am

    • George Frideric Handel

      Concerto grosso in C major 'Alexander's Feast', HWV 318

      Performers: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightement [Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin 1), Catherine Mackintosh (violin 2), Susan Sheppard (cello)], Nicholas McGegan (conductor)

      • VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 5 45348-2.
  • 9.27am

    • Erik Satie

      Gymnopedie No.2 orch. Debussy

      Performers: Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (conductor)

      • DECCA 421 527-2.
  • 9.30am

    • Today's Brainteaser

      Critics' Corner

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

  • 9.34: Artists of the Week - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

    • Adams

      Short Ride in a Fast Machine

      Performers: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle (conductor)

      • EMI 206627-2.
  • 9.40am

    • Heinichen

      Concerto in F major, Seibel 234

      Performers: Musica Antiqua Koln, Reinhard Goebel (director)

      • ARCHIV 477 6330.
  • 9.50am

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Op.35 No.1

      Performers: Jorge Bolet (piano)

      • DECCA 436 648-2.
  • 10am: Artists of the Week - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

    • Jean Sibelius


      Performers: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle (conductor)

      • EMI CDC747515-2.
  • 10.12am

    • Carl Maria von Weber

      Bassoon Concerto

      Performers: Karen Goeghegan (bassoon), BBC Philharmonic, Juanjo Mena (conductor)

      • CHANDOS CHAN 10748.
  • 10.30: Tamasin Day-Lewis's Choice

    • Franz Schubert

      Rast; Frühlingstraum (Winterreise, D.911)

      Performers: Christopher Maltman (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)

      • WIGMORE HALL LIVE WHLive 0046.
  • 10.44: Tamasin Day-Lewis's Choice

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Concerto for Flute, Harp & Orchestra in C major K299: 1st Movement: Allegro

      Performers: James Galway (flute), Marisa Robles (harp), Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner (conductor)

      • RCA 09026 68256-2.
  • 10.57am

    • Percy Grainger

      Eastern Intermezzo

      Performers: BBC Philharmonic, Richard Hickox (conductor)

      • CHANDOS CHAN10638(19).
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      A Midsummer Night's Dream (Incidental Music, Op. 61): Overture, Op. 21; Scherzo; Notturno;

      Performers: Concertgebouw Orchestra, George Szell (conductor)

      • DECCA 475 6780.
  • 11.28am

    • Carl Nielsen

      Aladdin, Op.34: March & Chinese Dance

      Performers: Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky (conductor)

      • CHANDOS CHAN10498(X).
  • 11.34am

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Piano Concerto in B major, K.450

      Performers: Annerose Schmidt (piano), Dresden Philharmonie, Kurt Masur (conductor)

      • BERLIN CLASSICS 31322BC.


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