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Friday - Sarah Walker: Sound of Cinema

With Sarah Walker. Includes CD of the Week: French Wind Band Classics; Artist of the Week: Janet Baker; Sound of Cinema with Neil Brand: Alex North: Suite: A Streetcar Named Desire.

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:

Alex North: Suite - A Streetcar Named Desire.

3 hours

Music Played

  • William Alwyn

    The Way Ahead: March

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • Chandos.
  • Otto Nicolai

    The Merry Wives of Windsor (Overture)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Carlos Kleiber.
    • Sony.
  • Franz Doppler

    Rigoletto Fantasie, Op 38

    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Performer: Juliette Hurel. Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • EMI.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Grande Symphonie funebre et triomphale, Op. 15: Apotheose

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

    Only Connect

    Conductor: Various Artists.
  • Erik Satie

    Gymnopedie No.1 (orch. Debussy)

    Orchestrator: Claude Debussy. Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Conductor: Charles Dutoit.
    • DECCA.
  • Henry Purcell

    Dido and Aeneas: "But death alas!... When I am laid in earth"

    Singer: Janet Baker. Choir: St. Anthony Singers. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Anthony Lewis.
    • Decca.
  • Claude Debussy

    Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Monteux.
    • Decca Eloquence.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Shéhérazade: L'indifférent

    Singer: Janet Baker. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • EMI.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Organ Concerto in F, second set No 1

    Performer: Ton Koopman (organ/director). Performer: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra.
    • ERATO.
  • Leos Janáček

    Violin Sonata: 1st movement

    Performer: Thomas Pigott-Smith. Performer: Huw Watkins.
    • Private Recording.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Elegie (King Christian II)

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paavo Berglund.
    • EMI.
  • Igor Stravinsky


    Performer: European Soloists Ensemble. Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (director).
    • DECCA.
  • Alex North

    A Streetcar Named Desire

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Eric Stern.
    • Nonesuch.
  • Claude Debussy

    String Quartet

    Performer: Melos Quartett.
    • DG.
  • Mozart

    Horn Concerto in E flat, K417

    Performer: Alan Civil (horn). Performer: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Performer: Sir Neville Marriner (conductor).
    • PHILIPS.

Today’s Brainteaser Answer

Only Connect: the connection was Diaghilev ballets.

The music played:

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Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune

London Symphony Orchestra

Pierre Monteux (conductor)

DECCA 476 847 2  



Daphnis et Chloe

Montreal Symphony Orchestra

Charles Dutoit (conductor)

DECCA 400 055 2  



Pt 1 Adoration of the Earth (Rite of Spring)

London Symphony Orchestra

Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

SONY CLASSICAL 88725461742 


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