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Thursday - Sarah Walker with Tim Vine

With Sarah Walker. CD of the Week: Corelli Trio Sonatas, Op 1 and 2; Artists of the Week: Vienna Philharmonic; Daniel Barenboim; Sarah's Essential Choice: Brahms: Symphony No 2.

Sarah Walker's guest this week is comic actor and master of the one-liner, Tim Vine.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Corelli Trio Sonatas from Op.1 and Op.2 - The Purcell Quartet, Robert Woolley (harpsichord/organ) and Jakob Lindberg (theorbo/archlute), CHANDOS: CHAN 0515. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

Artists of the Week: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
During the week of the New Year's Day concert from the Musikverein, Essential Classics celebrates the Vienna Philharmonic, with recordings of music from Mozart to Mussorgsky.

Sarah's guest this week is the writer, stand-up comedian and comic actor, Tim Vine. Tim is best known for his role in the BBC series Not Going Out, where he starred alongside Lee Mack. His stand-up act consists primarily of quick-fire one-liners and puns, and in 2010 he won the award for best joke at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival: "I've just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. I'll tell you what, never again." His comedy tours include Current Puns, Punslinger and more recently, The Joke-amotive. In 2004 he broke the Guinness World Record for the most jokes told in an hour with 499 ? a record he held until May 2005. He has written several joke books, including The Tim Vine Bumper Book of Silliness, published earlier this year. Tim is the brother of the journalist and BBC Radio 2 presenter, Jeremy Vine.

11am: Daniel Barenboim conducting...
Daniel Barenboim conducted the New Year's Day concert from Vienna on Wednesday, and Sarah will be showcasing his work with other world famous orchestras in her Essential Choice slot.

Sarah's Essential Choice
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Robert Schumann

    Papillons, Op. 2

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Hyperion.
  • Alexander von Zemlinsky


    Performer: Aulos Wind Quintet.
    • Koch Schwann.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Trio Sonata in C minor, Op 1 No 8

    Performer: Jakob Lindberg. Ensemble: The Purcell Quartet.
    • Chandos.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Introduction and Variations for clarinet and orchestra

    Performer: Martin Frost. Orchestra: Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Lan Shui.
    • BIS.
  • Maillart

    Overture to 'Les Dragons de Villars'

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
    • Chandos.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

    Music Arranger: Myra Hess. Performer: Myra Hess.
    • Sony.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Maria; America (West Side Story)

    Singer: José Carreras. Singer: Tatiana Troyanos. Singer: Louise Edeiken. Ensemble: Orchestra and Chorus. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo and Juliet (Act 1: excerpt)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • EMI.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony No. 8 'Unfinished'

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Georg Solti.
    • Decca.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Quintet in E flat major, K.452 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Stephen Hough. Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet.
    • BIS.
  • Jerry Goldsmith

    Ave Satani from 'The Omen'

    Performer: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Lionel Newman (conductor).
  • Elmer Bernstein

    Theme from 'True Grit'

    Performer: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: James Fitzpatrick.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Polka 'Pleasure Train'

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • DG.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Erato.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Fourteen variations in E flat for piano trio, Op 44

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim. Performer: Pinchas Zukerman. Performer: Jacqueline du Pré.
    • EMI.


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