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Monday - Sarah Walker: Sound of Cinema

With Sarah Walker. Including CD of the Week: French Wind Band Classics; Artist of the Week: Janet Baker; Sound of Cinema with Neil Brand: Herrmann: Vertigo Suite.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: French Wind Band Classics - RNCM Wind Orchestra, Timothy Reynish, CHANDOS; and at 9.30 our daily brainteaser.

Artist of the Week: Janet Baker, who celebrates her 80th birthday this year.

Sarah's guest this week is the stage and screen actor, Tim Pigott-Smith. After a long career in smaller roles, Tim got his big break with the leading role of Ronald Merrick in the 1984 television serial The Jewel in the Crown. His distinctive voice has made him a popular narrator, and he provided the commentary for a series on the British Royal Family, entitled Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work. His film career has included The Gangs of New York, Alexander, Johnny English, The Remains of the Day, V for Vendetta and the James Bond film, Quantum of Solace. Tim is a regular stage actor in Shakespearean and Greek roles, and in 2011 he took the title role in King Lear at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds. He is also a noted radio actor, appearing in many productions on BBC Radio 4.

Sound of Cinema with Neil Brand, who introduces his personal choice of Music that made the Movies:

Herrmann: Vertigo Suite.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Arthur Bliss

    War in the Air (Theme)

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • Chandos.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Matinees musicales

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Adrian Boult. Composer: Benjamin Britten.
    • First Hand Records.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Orient et Occident, Op. 25

    Orchestra: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra. Conductor: Timothy Reynish.
    • Chandos.
  • Claude Debussy

    Poissons d'or (Images, Set 2)

    Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli.
    • DG.
  • anon

    Who's Dancing?

    Singer: anon.
    • CBS.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Ariodante: Act III "Dopo notte"

    Singer: Janet Baker. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Raymond Leppard.
    • Philips.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in F, K.380

    Performer: John Williams (guitar).
    • SONY.
  • Butterworth

    A Shropshire Lad

    Performer: Hallé. Performer: John Barbirolli (conductor).
    • EMI.
  • Edward Elgar

    Sea Pictures, Op. 37

    Singer: Janet Baker. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Berceuse, Op. 16

    Performer: Yan-Pascal Tortelier (violin). Performer: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra. Performer: Michel Plasson (conductor).
    • EMI.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64: Finale

    Performer: Yehudi Menuhin. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic. Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Franz Schubert

    Quintet in C major, D 956 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Misha Milman. Ensemble: Borodin Quartet.
  • Schubert

    Marche militaire in G, D.733 No. 2

    Performer: Christoph Eschenbach & Justus Frantz (piano duet).
    • EMI.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    Vertigo Suite (extract)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Herrmann.
    • Decca.
  • Béla Bartók

    Dance Suite

    Orchestra: Nemzeti Filharmonikus Zenekar. Conductor: Zoltán Kocsis.
    • Hungaroton.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Trumpet Concerto in E Flat

    Performer: Maurice Murphy (trumpet). Performer: Consort of London. Performer: Robert Haydon Clarke (conductor).
    • REGIS.
  • Franz Liszt

    Sonetto 123 (Annees de Pelerinage: Italie)

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim (piano).
    • WARNER.

Today's Brainteaser Answer

Who's dancing? Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, in An American in Paris.


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