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Tuesday - Sarah Walker with Douglas Kennedy

With Sarah Walker. CD of the Week; Brainteaser: Originally Written For...; Artist of the Week: Emanuel Ax; Guest: Douglas Kennedy; Sarah's Essential Choice: Bach: Cantata No 198.

with Sarah Walker and her guest, novelist and travel writer Douglas Kennedy.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - plays Wagner, Sibelius, Puccini, Wolf, Turina, Dvorak, Berlioz DG 431 680-2. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30: today, Originally Written For....

Artist of the Week: Emanuel Ax.

Sarah's guest this week is the American novelist Douglas Kennedy. Born in Manhattan, Douglas divides his time between there and Maine as well as Berlin, Paris and London. His books are internationally renowned, with 11 novels translated in 22 countries. Three films have been made from his work, including 'The Big Picture' starring Romain Duris and Catherine Deneuve, and 'The Woman in the Fifth' with Ethan Hawke and Kristin Scott Thomas. He is the most celebrated modern American writer in France where his last six novels have all been critically acclaimed no.1 Bestsellers. In 2007 he was awarded The Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and received the first Grand Prix du Figaro two years later. He continues to contribute reportage, essays and literary reviews to The Times The New Statesman, Le Monde, Le Figaro and Le Nouvel Observateur. His most recent novel, 'Five Days', was published to critical acclaim in 2013 and is published by Arrow in paperback next month.

Sarah's Essential Choice:
Cantata No 198 "Lass, Fürstin, lass noch einen Strahl (Trauer Ode)
Rotraud Hansmann (soprano)
Helen Watts (contralto)
Kurt Equiluz (tenor)
Max van Egmond (bass)
Concerto Amsterdam
Jürgen Jürgens (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • César Franck

    Ce qu'on entend sur la montagne - symphonic poem for orchestra

    Orchestra: Liege Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • FUGA LIBERA : FUG-596.
    • Fuga Libera.
    • 1.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Wedding Dance (4 Norwegian Moods)

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Decca.
  • Richard Wagner

    Rienzi Overture

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Otto Klemperer.
    • EMI.
  • Giacomo Puccini


    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • DG.
  • Jean‐Baptiste Lully

    Amadis (Chaconne)

    Orchestra: Capriccio Stravagante. Director: Skip Sempé.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
  • Anon.

    Today's Brainteaser - Originally Written For...?

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Scherzo in C sharp minor, Op 39 No 3

    Performer: Emanuel Ax.
    • CBS.
  • Anon.

    Today's Brainteaser - Originally Written For...?

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    6 German Dances, K571

    Orchestra: Concentus Musicus Wien. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Sony.
  • William Byrd

    Christe redemptor a 4

    Performer: Fretwork.
    • VIRGIN.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Cello Sonata in C major, Op 102 no 1

    Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma. Performer: Emanuel Ax.
    • CBS.
  • Pietro Locatelli

    Concerto grosso in C minor, Op 1 No 6

    Performer: Raglan Baroque Players. Performer: Elizabeth Wallfisch (director). Performer: Nicholas Kraemer (director).
  • Samuel Barber

    Summer Music

    Performer: Blásarakvintett Reykjavíkur.
    • Chandos.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Symphony in 3 movements: Con moto

    Orchestra: Columbia Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Igor Stravinsky.
    • Sony.
  • Erik Satie

    Le piccadilly

    Performer: Pascal Roge (piano).
    • DECCA.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Trio in C, Hob XV:C1

    Performer: Beaux Arts Trio.
    • PHILIPS.


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