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Thursday - 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: Mahler: Symphony No 5.

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:

Mahler: Symphony No. 5 - Adagietto.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Arnold Bax

    Oliver Twist: Fagin's Romp

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

    Barber of Seville: Overture

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Fritz Reiner.
    • RCA.
  • Francisco Tárrega

    Jota: Andante - Allegro - Tempo primo - Lento, espressivo - Cantabile

    Performer: Narciso Yepes.
    • DG.
  • Florent Schmitt

    Dionysiasques, Op. 62

    Orchestra: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra. Conductor: Timothy Reynish.
    • Chandos.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Concerto grosso in B flat, Op. 6 No. 11

    Orchestra: Brandenburg Consort. Conductor: Roy Goodman.
    • Hyperion.
  • Ernest Chausson

    Chanson perpetuelle, Op. 37

    Singer: Janet Baker. Ensemble: Melos Ensemble.
    • Decca.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Trio in B flat, WoO 39

    Performer: Isaac Stern. Performer: Leonard Rose. Performer: Eugene Istomin.
    • Sony.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata No. 82 'Ich habe genug'

    Singer: Janet Baker. Orchestra: Bath Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin.
    • EMI.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Grande Valse brillante, Op 18

    Performer: Arthur Rubinstein (piano).
  • Frederick Delius

    Violin Concerto: 2nd movement

    Performer: Jean Pougnet. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Beecham.
    • EMI.
  • Edward Elgar

    Symphony No. 3: Scherzo

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis. Composer: Anthony Payne.
    • LSO Live.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Scherzo, Op 54 No 5

    Performer: Emil Gilels (piano).
    • DG.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor (Adagietto)

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Sony.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Symphony No 5 in D major

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • EMI.
  • Howells

    Sargent's Fantastic Sprite (from Lambert's Clavichord)

    Performer: John McCabe (piano).

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Where am I? The Lido in Venice


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