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Thursday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Essential CD of the Week: Bach: Flute Sonatas; Artist of the Week: Charles Dutoit; Sarah's Essential Choice: Debussy: String Quartet. Ebene Quartet.

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

String Quartet
Quatuor Ébène

3 hours

Music Played

  • Henry Purcell

    The Married Beau: Overture

    Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    La Forza del Destino: Overture

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: James Levine.
    • RCA.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Flute Sonata in G minor, BWV 1020

    Performer: Andrea Oliva. Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • Hyperion.
  • Antonio Salieri

    La Locandiera (Overture)

    Orchestra: London Mozart Players. Conductor: Matthias Bamert.
    • Chandos.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Le rouet d'Omphale, Op 31

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Dutoit.
    • Decca.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Novelette No 1 in C major (Three Novelettes)

    Performer: Pascal Rogé.
    • Decca.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Chaconne (Les Indes galantes)

    Orchestra: La Chapelle Royale. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Louis Vierne

    Carillon de Westminster, Op.54 No.6

    Performer: Simon Preston.
    • DG.
  • Claude Debussy

    Children's Corner

    Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.
    • Decca.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Sonata in D Hob XVI:37

    Performer: Alfred Brendel (piano).
    • PHILIPS.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Nessun dorma! (Turandot)

    Singer: Luciano Pavarotti. Choir: The John Alldis Choir. Choir: Wandsworth School Boys’ Choir. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Zubin Mehta.
    • Turandot Highlights.
    • Decca.
    • 11.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No. 5: Adagietto

    Conductor: Georg Solti. Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
    • Decca.
  • Bridge


    Performer: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Performer: Richard Hickox (conductor).
    • CHANDOS.
  • Claude Debussy

    String Quartet in G minor, Op 10

    Ensemble: Quatuor Ébène.
    • Virgin.
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel

    Trumpet Concerto in E

    Performer: Hakan Hardenberger (trumpet). Performer: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Performer: Sir Neville Marriner (conductor).
    • PHILIPS.
  • Martin Peerson

    O Domine Jesu Christe

    Performer: Ex Cathedra Consort. Performer: Jeffrey Skidmore (conductor).
  • Claude Debussy

    La Plus que lente

    Performer: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Performer: Charles Dutoit (conductor).
    • DECCA.


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