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Wednesday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including CD of the Week: Rare Piano Encores performed by Leslie Howard; Artist of the Week: Colin Davis; 20 Great British Works: Holst: The Planets.

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Rare Piano Encores, performed by Leslie Howard.

9.30-10.30am
A daily brainteaser, and performances by our Artist of the Week, Sir Colin Davis

10.30am
This week Sarah?s guest is Maureen Lipman, the celebrated actress of stage and screen, who is also well known for her humorous books and newspaper and magazine columns.

Her many stage triumphs have ranged from singing legend, Florence Foster Jenkins, and the celebrated actress/monologist Joyce Grenfell (Re-Joyce) to Aunt Ella in the National Theatre?s production of Oklahoma! and Madame Armfeldt in A Little Night Music. Maureen was a member of Laurence Olivier's Royal National Theatre Company at the Old Vic. On screen, Maureen starred in the situation comedy Agony and has appeared in well-loved TV series such as Coronation Street, Casualty, Midsomer Murders, Jonathan Creek, Doctor Who, The Sweeney and Smiley?s People. She plays Irene Spencer in Ladies of Letters. On film her roles have included Tricia in Educating Rita, and the mother of The Pianist in Roman Polanski?s award-winning film of the same name. Her columns have appeared in The Guardian and Good Housekeeping.

11am
20 Great British Works

Holst: The Planets
Boston Symphony Orchestra
William Steinberg (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Hans Christian Lumbye

    Salute to August Bourneville

    Performers: Odense Symphony Orchestra, Peter Guth (conductor)

    • REGIS RRC 1155.
  • 9.02am

    • Robert Schumann

      Konzertstuck for 4 horns & orchestra, Op. 86

      Performers: Roger Montgomery, Gavin Edwards, Susan Dent, Robert Maskell (horns), Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

      • ARCHIV 457 591-2.
  • 9.20: Sarah's Essential CD of the Week

    • Richard Wagner

      Albumblatt "in das Album der Fürstin Metternich"

      Performers: Leslie Howard (piano)

      • HYPERION HELIOS CDH55109.
  • 9.24am

    • Salzedo

      Suite of Eight Dances: Rumba; Tango; Seguidilla

      Performers: Yolanda Kondonassis (harp)

      • TELARC CD-80691.
  • 9.33am

    • Foulds

      Sicilian Aubade

      Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra, Ronald Corp (orchestra)

      • DUTTON CDLX7252.
  • 9.39: Artist of the Week - Colin Davis

    • Jean Sibelius

      Valse triste (from Kuolema, Op. 44)

      Performers: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis (conductor)

      • PENTATONE PTC 5186 164.
  • 9.49am

    • Gioachino Rossini

      The Thieving Magpie

      Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor)

      • EMI 562802-2.
  • 10am: Artist of the Week - Colin Davis

    • Joseph Haydn

      Symphony No. 99 in E flat

      Performers: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam, Colin Davis (conductor)

      • PENTATONE 5186 126.
  • 10.30: Maureen Lipman's Choice

    • Gershwin orch. Grofé

      Rhapsody in Blue

      Performers: Leonard Bernstein (piano/director), Columbia Symphony Orchestra

      • SONY MASTERWORKS 516 234-2.
  • 10.55: Maureen Lipman's Choice

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Der hölle Rache (Die Zauberflöte)

      Performers: Florence Foster Jenkins (soprano), Cosmé McMoon (piano)

      • RCA GD61175.
  • 11.00am

    • Gabriel Fauré

      Allegresse in C minor (8 Pieces Breves, Op.84)

      Performers: Jean-Phillipe Collard (piano)

      • BRILLIANT 93007.
  • 11.02am: 20 Works celebrating British Music

    • Gustav Holst

      The Planets

      Performers: New England Conservatory Chorus, Boston Symphony Orchestra, William Steinberg (conductor)

      • DG 419 475-2.
  • 11.50am

    • Pandolfi

      Violin Sonata, Op.3 No.4 'La Castella'

      Performers: Andrew Manze (violin), Richard Egarr (harpsichord)

      • Harmonia Mundi HMC907241.

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