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Wednesday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker and her guest, the chef and writer Tamasin Day-Lewis. Plus a daily brainteaser and music from our Artists of the Week and the Essential CD: Berlioz Overtures.

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Berlioz Overtures - Sir Andrew Davis conducts the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.

9.30-10.30am
A daily brainteaser, and performances by our Artists of the Week, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

10.30am
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

Beethoven: Piano Sonata in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2 'The Tempest'
Alfred Brendel (piano).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Moritz Moszkowski

    Spanish Dance, Op. 12 No. 3 in A major

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Ataúlfo Argenta (conductor)

    • DECCA 433 911-2.
  • 9.03: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Hector Berlioz

      Le Corsaire, Op. 21

      Performers: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis (conductor)

      • CHANDOS CHSA 5118.
  • 9.30am

    • Charles Villiers Stanford

      Fantasy No. 1 for clarinet and string quartet in G minor

      Performers: Thea King (clarinet), Britten String Quartet

      • HYPERION CDH55076.
  • 9.24am

    • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

      Capriccio brillante on the theme "Jota aragonesa" for orchestra (Spanish overture no.1)

      Performers: Suisse Romande Orchestra, Ernest Ansermet (conductor)

      • DECCA 433 911-2.
  • 9.33am

    • Today's Brainteaser

      The Year in Question

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

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

    • Edvard Grieg

      From Monte Pincio, Op. 39 No. 1

      Performers: Karita Mattila (soprano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor)

      • WARNER 8573 80243-2.
  • 9.43am

    • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

      Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36

      Performers: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Igor Markevitch (conductor)

      • PHILIPS 442 643-2.
  • 10.00am

    • A Sullivan

      Take a pair of sparkling eyes (The Gondoliers)

      Performers: Richard Lewis (tenor), Pro Arte Orchestra, Malcolm Sargent (conductor)

      • EMI CMS 764394-2.
  • 10.04am: Artists of the Week - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

    • Camille Saint‐Saëns

      Piano Concerto No. 5 in F, Op. 103 'Egyptian'

      Performers: Stephen Hough (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor)

      • HYPERION CDA67331/2.
  • 10.30: Tamasin Day-Lewis's Choice

    • Henry Purcell

      Dido & Aeneas (Dido's Lament & Concluding Chorus: "But death alas… When I am laid… With dr

      Performers: Janet Baker (mezzo soprano), St Anthony Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, Thurston Dart (harpsichord), Anthony Lewis (conductor)

      • DECCA 440 413-2.
  • 10.47: Tamasin Day-Lewis's Choice

    • Richard Strauss

      Im Abendrot (Four Last Songs)

      Performers: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, George Szell (conductor)

      • EMI CDM 566908-2.
  • 10.59am

    • Erik Satie

      Un peu vif (Le Piege de Meduse)

      Performers: Alexandre Tharaud (piano)

      • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 902017.18.
  • 11am: Sarah's Essential Choice

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Piano Sonata in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2 'The Tempest'

      Performers: Alfred Brendel (piano)

      • PHILIPS 412 577-2.
  • 11.25am

    • Maurice Ravel

      Le Tombeau de Couperin

      Performers: Orchestre de Paris, Jean Martinon (conductor)

      • EMI 50089-2.
  • 11.44am

    • Ernest Chausson

      Poeme, Op.25

      Performers: Lydia Mordkovitch (violin), Marina Gusak-Grin (piano)

      • CHANDOS CHAN 10612X.

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