Friday - Sarah Walker with Howard Brenton
With Sarah Walker. Essential CD of the Week: Glinka - Overtures and Dances; Artist of the Week: Maria Joao Pires; Playwright Howard Brenton; Sarah's Essential Choice: Maria Callas.
Sarah Walker with her guest, the playwright and screenwriter Howard Brenton.
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Glinka - Overtures and Dances featuring the USSR Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Evgeny Svetlanov, and at 9.30am, our daily brainteaser: Only Connect
Artist of the Week: Maria Joao Pires
This week, Sarah's guest is the award-winning playwright and screenwriter Howard Brenton. Known for his state-of-the-nation political comedies and satires, his plays have included #aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei, The Churchill Play, Weapons of Happiness, Anne Boleyn, 55 Days (a fictional meeting between Cromwell and Charles I) and, with David Hare, Pravda and Brassneck. He has written a number of screenplays, including episodes for the BBC TV series, Spooks, and has produced translations of plays by Goethe, Brecht and Georg Büchner.
Essential Choice: Maria Callas.
In celebration of the 90th anniversary of the birth of Maria Callas, Sarah Walker presents classic recordings from her spectacular operatic career.
Today’s Brainteaser Answer
The connection was Horses’ gaits – the way that horses move: Walk, Trot, Galop.
The music played:
The WALK to the Paradise Garden, from A Village Romeo and Juliet
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Neville Marriner (conductor)
LONDON 421 390 2
Youmans arr. Shostakovich
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Riccardo Chailly (conductor)
DECCA 433 702 2
The Regimental Band of the 17th/21st Lancers