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Tuesday - Sarah Walker with Miranda Seymour

With Sarah Walker. Essential CD of the Week: Choral Music from the Renaissance and Baroque; Artist of the Week; Miranda Seymour; Sarah's Essential Choice: Liszt: Festklange.

Sarah Walker with her guest, the novelist and biographer Miranda Seymour.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Choral music from the Renaissance and Baroque with the Cambridge Singers and La Nuova Musica under John Rutter. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30 - today, Who's Singing?
Artist of the Week: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Sarah's guest this week is the novelist and biographer, Miranda Seymour. Biographies by Miranda include the lives of Ottoline Morrell, Mary Shelley, Virginia Cherrill (Chaplin's Girl), Hellé Nice (Bugatti Queen), Henry James (A Ring of Conspirators) and Robert Graves (about whom she also wrote a novel, The Telling, and a radio play, Sea Music). In My Father's House won the 2008 Pen Ackerley Memoir of the Year prize and was selected as a New York Times Book of the Year. Miranda's latest book - Noble Endeavours: Stories from England; Stories from Germany - was published earlier this year.

Sarah's Essential Choice:
Festklänge, S101
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)

3 hours

Music Played

  • François Couperin

    Pièces en concert for cello and strings (No 3, 'La tromba')

    Performer: Jian Wang. Orchestra: Camerata Salzburg.
    • The Baroque Album.
    • DG.
    • 6.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Christe adoramus te; Cantate Domino canticum novum

    Choir: The Cambridge Singers. Ensemble: Nuova Musica. Conductor: John Rutter.
    • Collegium.
  • Franz Schubert

    Rosamunde (Overture)

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543

    Conductor: Peter Hurford.
    • Decca.
  • anon

    Who's Singing?

    Conductor: anon.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Rakastava, Op 14

    Choir: Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor. Conductor: Paul Hillier.
    • Baltic Runes.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 002.
  • Henry Purcell

    Timon of Athens: Overture

    Performer: Crispian Steele‐Perkins. Orchestra: The Parley of Instruments. Orchestra: The Parley of Instruments. Conductor: Peter Holman. Conductor: Peter Holman.
    • Helios.
  • Joseph Martin Kraus

    Sinfonia per la chiesa in D major

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Anthony Halstead.
    • Musica Sveciae.
  • John Dowland

    Orlando Sleepeth

    Performer: Nigel North (lute).
    • NAXOS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Litaniae Lauretanae, K 109

    Choir: Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor. Singer: Kaia Urb. Singer: Ave Moor. Singer: Tiit Kogerman. Singer: Uku Joller. Orchestra: Tallinna Kammerorkester. Conductor: Tõnu Kaljuste.
    • Carus.
  • Johann Baptist Georg Neruda

    Trumpet Concerto in E flat major

    Performer: Alison Balsom. Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
    • EMI.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in D flat major, Op. 27 No. 2

    Performer: Dinu Lipatti.
    • EMI.
  • Bach arr Holst

    Fugue a la Gigue

    Performer: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Band. Performer: Timothy Reynish (conductor).
    • CHANDOS.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Apostles, Op. 48: Part II The Ascension 'They platted a crown of thorns'

    Singer: Rebecca Evans. Singer: Alice Coote. Singer: Paul Groves. Singer: Jacques Imbrailo. Singer: David Kempster. Singer: Brindley Sherratt. Singer: Sean Boyes. Singer: Thomas Kelly. Singer: Timothy Langston. Singer: Thomas Morss. Singer: Adam Player. Singer: Stefan Berkieta. Singer: Matthew Kellett. Singer: Graham McCusker. Singer: Daniel Shelvey. Choir: Hallé Choir. Choir: Halle Youth Choir. Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Halle.
  • Haydn

    Scherzando No.5 in E Hob II:37

    Performer: Haydn Sinfonietta Wien. Performer: Manfred Huss (conductor).
    • BIS.
  • Franz Liszt


    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
    • Chandos.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    String Sonata No.2 in A

    Performer: I Musici.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Cello Concerto No. 1 in C

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Harmonia Mundi.

Today's Brainteaser Answer

Who's Singing? Zaide, from Mozart's epnoymous opera.

The music played:

Zaide K.344 – ‘Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben’   
Miah Persson (soprano)
Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Sebastien Weigle (conductor)


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