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Tuesday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Essential CD of the Week: Bach: Flute Sonatas; Artist of the Week: Charles Dutoit; Sarah's Essential Choice: Korngold: Symphony in F sharp.

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.

Sarah's Essential Choice

Symphony in F sharp
London Symphony Orchestra
Andre Previn (conductor)

3 hours

Music Played

  • Friedrich Hermann

    Suite for Three violins in D minor Op.17 - Scherzo

    Performer: Friedemann Eichorn. Performer: Alexia Eichhorn. Performer: Reto Kuppel.
    • Naxos.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Academic Festival Overture

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Monteux.
    • Decca.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Flute Sonata in C major, BWV 1033

    Performer: Andrea Oliva. Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • Hyperion.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Ballade (King Christian II, Op 27)

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paavo Berglund.
    • EMI.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Overture 'Le Corsaire'

    Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Conductor: Charles Dutoit.
    • Decca.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Lyric PIeces Op.71 Nos. 3 & 1

    Performer: Emil Grigoryevich Gilels.
    • DG.
  • Joseph Haydn

    L'Isola Disabitata - Overture

    Performer: Haydn Sinfonietta Wien. Performer: Manfred Huss (conductor).
    • BIS.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    On Wings of Song

    Performer: Brodsky Quartet.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    The Pines of Rome

    Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Conductor: Charles Dutoit.
    • Decca.
  • Percy Grainger

    Green Bushes

    Performer: BBC Philharmonic. Performer: Richard Hickox (conductor).
    • CHANDOS.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16: Finale

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • EMI.
  • Peter Philips

    Hodie Beata Virgo Maria

    Choir: Sarum Consort. Conductor: Andrew T. Mackay.
    • ASV.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in G minor K8

    Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (piano).
    • VIRGIN.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Symphony in F sharp

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • DG.
  • Johannes Brahms

    O Heiland, Reiss die Himmel Auf Op.74 No.2

    Performer: Choirs of King's College and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.


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