Tuesday - Sarah Walker
With Sarah Walker. CD of the Week: Viva Verdi: Overtures and Preludes; Artist of the Week: Andrew Davis; Astronomer Carolin Crawford; Essential Choice: Brahms: Piano Concerto No 2.
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Viva Verdi: Overtures and Preludes - Filarmonica della Scala/Riccardo Chailly, DECCA; and at 9.30 our brainteaser - Critics' Corner.
Artist of the Week: Andrew Davis
Sarah's guest in World Space Week, is the astronomer Carolin Crawford. Carolin regularly delivers science outreach presentations to over 4,000 people annually and is a regular in broadcast media, with numerous appearances on programmes such as In Our Time and Home Planet on BBC Radio 4. She is a Fellow and Lecturer at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, as well as Professor of Astronomy at Gresham College, a position in which she delivers free public lectures within the City of London. In 2009 Carolin was recognized for her outstanding abilities by a Women of Outstanding Achievement Award by the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology, presented for "communication of science with a contribution to society."
Sarah's Essential Choice
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat, Op. 83
Emil Gilels (piano)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Eugen Jochum (conductor).