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Friday - 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; Essential Choice: Debussy: Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune.

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
Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune
Paris Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

Les Preludes
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Jeremiah Clarke

    Trumpet Voluntary, 'The Prince of Denmark's March'

    Performer: Wynton Marsalis. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra.
    • Sony.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Trio sonata in B minor Op.2`8

    Ensemble: The Purcell Quartet.
    • Chandos.
  • Trad

    El testament d'Amelia

    Performer: Julian Bream. Music Arranger: Llobet.
    • RCA.
  • Joaquín Turina


    Performer: Julian Bream.
    • RCA.
  • Peter Warlock

    Capriol Suite

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • DECCA.
  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk

    Grand Tarantelle

    Performer: Eugene List. Orchestra: Berlin Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Samuel Adler.
    • Turnabout.
  • William Walton

    As You Like It Suite (excerpts)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Carl Davis.
    • EMI.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)

    Singer: Anne Murray. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Virgin.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K.216

    Performer: Gidon Kremer. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • DG.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Bitte schon! (Polka)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Willi Boskovsky.
    • Decca.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Waltz from Cheryomushki Suite

    Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Decca.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Carnival of the Animals: Finale

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Performer: Nelson Freire. Performer: Gidon Kremer. Performer: Isabelle van Keulen. Performer: Tabea Zimmermann. Performer: Mischa Maisky. Performer: Eduard Brunner. Performer: Irena Grafenauer. Performer: Georg Hörtnagel. Performer: Edith Salmen-Weber.
    • Philips.
  • Mayerl


    Performer: Piers Lane.
    • HYPERION CDA 67967.
  • Claude Debussy

    Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

    Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • DG.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Sonata No 11 in A major, K 331

    Performer: Maria João Pires.
    • Denon.
  • Henry Purcell

    Sweeter than Roses

    Performer: Emma Kirkby. Performer: Anthony Rooley.
  • Franz Liszt

    Les préludes

    Orchestra: West–Eastern Divan Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Decca.


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