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Tuesday - Sarah Walker: Sound of Cinema

With Sarah Walker. CD of the Week: French Wind Band Classicsl; Artist of the Week: Janet Baker; Sound of Cinema with Neil Brand: Prokofiev: Battle on the Ice (Alexander Nevsky).

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:

Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky - Battle on the Ice.

3 hours

Music Played

  • John Addison

    Carlton-Browne of the FO: March

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • Chandos.
  • Eugène Bozza

    Children's Overture

    Orchestra: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra. Conductor: Timothy Reynish.
    • Chandos.
  • Georges Bizet

    Jeux d'enfants

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini.
    • EMI.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Concerto in A minor for treble recorder, oboe, violin and continuo, TWV 43:a3

    Performer: The Chandos Baroque Players. Ensemble: The Chandos Baroque Players.
    • Helios.
  • anon

    BT - Who's Singing?

    Singer: anon.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sonata for violin and keyboard in D, K.29

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Performer: Gary Cooper.
    • Channel Classics.
  • Henri Duparc


    Singer: Janet Baker. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • EMI.
  • Zelenka


    Performer: Camerata Bern.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

    Singer: Janet Baker. Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • EMI.
  • Robert Schumann

    3 Fantasy Pieces, Op 73

    Performer: Jacqueline Du Pre (cello). Performer: Gerald Moore (piano).
    • HMV.
  • Agustín Barrios Mangoré

    Una limosna por el amor de Dios

    Performer: Craig Ogden.
    • Chandos.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita in D minor, BWV 1004: Chaconne

    Performer: Yehudi Menuhin.
    • EMI.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    The Battle on the Ice (Alexander Nevsky)

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Fritz Reiner.
    • RCA.
  • Beethoven

    Triple Concerto in C, Op 56

    Performer: David Oistrakh (violin). Performer: Mstislav Rostropovich (cello). Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (piano). Performer: Berlin Philhharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Herbert Von Karajan (conductor).
    • EMI.

Today's Brainteaser Answer

Who's singing? Kiri Te Kanwa, singing the 'Aria from Salammbo', from Bernard Herrmann's music for the film 'Citizen Kane'.


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