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Thursday - Sarah Walker with Miranda Seymour

With Sarah Walker. CD of the Week: Choral Music from the Renaissance and Baroque; Artist of the Week; Miranda Seymour; Sarah's Essential Choice: Hummel: Piano Quintet, Op 87.

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 am I?

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:
Piano Quintet in E flat minor Op 87
Christophe Gaugué (viola)
Stéphane Logerot (double bass)
Wanderer Trio

3 hours

Music Played

  • Julio Salvador Sagreras

    El Colibri (The Hummingbird)

    Performer: John Williams.
    • sony.
  • Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni

    Concerto a 5 in F major Op.9`3

    Performer: Anthony Robson. Performer: Catherine Latham. Orchestra: Collegium Musicum 90. Director: Simon Standage.
    • Chaconne.
  • Antonín Dvořák


    Performer: Kyung-wha Chung. Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • EMI.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht, BWV 118

    Choir: The Cambridge Singers. Ensemble: La Nuova Musica. Conductor: John Rutter.
    • Collegium.
  • Martinaitis


    Choir: Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor. Conductor: Paul Hillier.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Claude Debussy


    Orchestrator: Maurice Ravel. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Paris. Conductor: Thomas Zehetmair.
    • Naive.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Rhapsody in B minor, Op. 79 No. 1

    Performer: Radu Lupu.
    • Decca.
  • Michael Haydn

    Sinfonia in G 'Applausus'

    Ensemble: Parnassus Ensemble.
    • Meridian.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Domine ad adjuvandum me festina (Psalm 69), RV 593

    • Carus.
  • John Ireland

    A Downland Suite

    Music Arranger: John Ireland. Music Arranger: Geoffrey Bush. Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Chandos.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Dumbarton Oaks

    Orchestra: Columbia Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Igor Stravinsky.
    • Sony.
  • Frederick Delius

    A Mass of Life: Part I 'O Du mein Wille!'

    Choir: Bach Choir. Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Naxos.
  • Arthur Benjamin

    Jamaican Rumba

    Performer: Piers Lane (piano).
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel

    Piano Quintet in E flat minor, Op. 87

    Ensemble: Wanderer Trio. Performer: Christophe Gaugué. Performer: Stéphane Logerot.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Jean-Joseph de Mondonville

    Sonate en symphonie (Op.3`4) in C major [complete]

    Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • Archiv Produktion.
  • Claude Debussy

    La Mer

    Performer: Orchestre de National Lyon. Performer: Jun Markl (conductor).
    • NAXOS.

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