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Monday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Essential CD of the Week: Bach: Flute Sonatas; Artist of the Week: Charles Dutoit; writer and politician Michael Dobbs; Brahms: Piano Concerto No 1.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Bach: Flute Sonatas - Andrea Oliva and Angela Hewitt

Artist of the Week: Charles Dutoit

In the week of Guy Fawkes Night, Sarah's guest is the politician and author Michael Dobbs. Michael was an advisor to Margaret Thatcher, a Conservative MP speechwriter, and served as a Government Special Advisor during the 1980s. In the John Major government, he served as Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party, after which he retired from politics. He is best known as the author of many books, beginning in 1989 with the publication of House of Cards, which became the first in a trilogy of political thrillers, followed by To Play the King and The Final Cut. All three books were adapted by the BBC into a mini series. His novel Winston's War was shortlisted for the Channel 4 Political Book of the Year Award, and is in development to be adapted as a feature film.

Piano Concerto No.1
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    Battalia a 10

    Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations. Director: Jordi Savall.
    • ALIA VOX.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony no. 23 in D major K.181

    Orchestra: Danish National Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Adam Fischer.
    • Dacapo.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Adagio for trumpet and orchestra

    Performer: Gianluigi Petrarulo. Orchestra: Giuseppe Verdi Orchestra of Milan. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Decca.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Flute Sonata in E flat major, BWV 1031

    Performer: Andrea Oliva. Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • Hyperion.
  • Georges Bizet

    Carmen Suite No.1

    Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Conductor: Charles Dutoit.
    • Decca.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op 61 (Nocturne)

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rafael Kubelík.
    • DG.
  • Victoria

    Tenebrae Responses - Caligaverunt oculi mei

    Performer: Tenerae. Performer: Nigel Short (conductor).
    • SIGNUM.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Piano Concerto No 5 in F major, 'Egyptian'

    Performer: Pascal Rogé. Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Dutoit.
    • Decca.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No.3 'Eroica' - Finale

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Klaus Tennstedt.
    • EMI.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Un bel dì vedremo (Madam Butterfly)

    Singer: Renata Scotto. Orchestra: Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • EMI.
  • Diego Ortiz

    Recercada Sesta

    Performer: Jordi Savall (viola da gamba). Performer: Ton Koopman (Clavicembalo). Performer: Andrew Lawrence-King (harp). Performer: Paulo Pandolfo (viola da gamba).
    • ALIA VOX.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor, Op 15 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Nelson Freire. Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Decca.
  • John Taverner

    Agnus Dei I, II & III

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Conductor: Peter Phillips.
    • Gimell.


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