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Wednesday - Sarah Walker: Sound of Cinema

...Classics: With Sarah Walker. 9.00 CD of the Week: French Wind Band Classics. 10.00am Artist of the Week: Janet Baker. 11.00am Sound of Cinema - Neil Brand: Arnold: St Trinian's.

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:

Arnold: St Trinian's.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    The Adventures of Robin Hood: Old England

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • Chandos.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Bartered Bride: Overture

    Conductor: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: István Kertész.
    • Decca.
  • Darius Milhaud

    Suite francaise, Op. 248

    Orchestra: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra. Conductor: Timothy Reynish.
    • Chandos.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645

    Performer: Simon Preston.
    • DG.
  • anon


    Conductor: anon.
  • Franz Berwald

    Estrella de Soria (Overture)

    Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Roy Goodman.
    • Hyperion.
  • Franz Schubert

    Die junge Nonne, D 826

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Singer: Janet Baker.
    • BBC Legends.
  • William Walton

    Coronation March, 'Crown Imperial'

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Louis Frémaux.
    • EMI.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Les nuits d'ete, Op. 7 (excerpts)

    Singer: Janet Baker. Orchestra: New Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • EMI.
  • CPE Bach

    Symphony in C, Wq 182, No 3

    Performer: The English Concert. Director: Trevor Pinnock.
    • ARCHIV.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132: III. Heiliger Dankgesang

    Ensemble: Guarneri Quartet.
    • RCA Red Seal.
  • Clementi

    Rondo in B flat, WO8

    Performer: Howard Shelley.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Exploits for Orchestra (Comedy Suite from The Belles of St Trinians)

    Performer: Paul Janes. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • Chandos.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    Lord Salisbury Pavan

    Ensemble: Phantasm. Conductor: Laurence Dreyfus.
    • Consorts for Viols (Phantasm).
    • Avie.
    • 10.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Mystic Trumpeter

    Performer: Susan Gritton. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
  • Ravel

    Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No 2

    Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Charles Munch.
    • EMI.
  • Arne

    Where the bee sucks

    Performer: Janet Baker. Performer: Martin Isepp. Performer: Ambrose Gauntlett. Performer: Douglas Whittaker.
    • EMI.

Today’s Brainteaser Answer



The music played:



Symphony No. 5

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Simon Rattle (conductor)

EMI CDC 749717 2  



Habanera (Carmen)

Maria Callas (soprano)

Paris Opera Orchestra

Georges Pretre (conductor)




Crown Imperial

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Louis Fremaux (conductor)

EMI CDM 764 201 2


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