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Friday - Sarah Walker

With Sarah Walker. Including Essential CD of the Week: Bach: Flute Sonatas; Artist of the Week: Charles Dutoit; Sarah's Essential Choice: Schumann: Symphony No 4.

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 No. 4
Dresden Staatskapelle
Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor)

3 hours

Music Played

  • George Gershwin

    Prelude No 1

    Performer: Nigel Kennedy. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra.
    • EMI.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Zyczenie, Op. 74 'A Maiden's Wish'

    Music Arranger: Franz Liszt. Performer: Mikhail Pletnev.
    • Onyx.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Leonore Overture No 1

    Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
    • Virgin.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Flute Sonata in E flat major, BWV 1031

    Performer: Andrea Oliva. Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • Hyperion.
  • Hugo Alfvén

    Swedish Rhapsody No. 1, Op. 19 (Midsummer Vigil)

    Conductor: Charles Dutoit. Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.
    • Decca.
  • Various Artists

    Only Connect

  • Margo Kõlar

    Veni Creator / Oh, Jumal, Looja, Puha Vaim; Ma tanan sind, et oled mind

    Choir: Heinavanker. Composer: Gregorian chant. Composer: Trad.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Feu d'artifice

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • Mercury Living Presence.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Lieutenant Kije: Symphonic Suite, Op. 60

    Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Conductor: Charles Dutoit.
    • Decca.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Trio Sonata in E flat

    Performer: Convivium.
  • Richard Addinsell

    Warsaw Concerto

    Performer: Cristina Ortiz. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Moshe Atzmon.
    • Decca.
  • John Blow

    Venus & Adonis: Overture

    Orchestra: New London Consort. Conductor: Philip Pickett.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Notturno in F - Allegro

    Performer: Haydn Sinfonietta Wien. Performer: Manfred Huss.
    • BIS.
  • Robert Schumann

    Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120

    Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden.
    • Symphonies 1 & 4 (Staatskapelle Dresden feat. conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch).
    • EMI.
    • 5-8.
  • Bax

    Clarinet Sonata in D

    Performer: Michael Collins (clarinet). Performer: Michael McHale (piano).
    • CHANDOS.
  • Giovanni Battista Fontana

    Sonata Seconda

    Performer: William Dongois (cornet/director). Performer: Le Concert Brisé.
    • ACCENT.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Elijah - conclusion

    Performer: Leipzig Radio Choir. Performer: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Performer: Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor).
    • PHILIPS.


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