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Monday - Sarah Walker with Michael Boyd

With Sarah Walker. CD of the Week: Fantasy - A Night at the Opera, with Emmanuel Pahud; Brainteaser: Place that Piece; Artist of the Week: Tasmin Little; Beethoven: Symphony No 7.

with Sarah Walker and her guest, the theatre director Michael Boyd.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Fantasy ? A Night at the Opera, Emmanuel Pahud, EMI. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

Artist of the Week: Tasmin Little.

2014 marks the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, and Sarah's guest this week is the former artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Sir Michael Boyd. Michael trained as a director in Moscow, before joining the Sheffield Crucible as an Associate Director, and becoming the founding Artistic Director of the Tron Theatre in Glasgow. He joined the RSC in 1996, staging the three parts of Henry VI together with Richard III at the Young Vic, as part of the This England: The Histories cycle. He assumed control of the RSC in 2003, burdened with a deficit of £2.8m, with a remit to turn its fortunes around. He ran a year-long Complete Works of Shakespeare Festival and a London season at the Novello Theatre, and in 2007 he launched the long-awaited redevelopment of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Michael was knighted in the 2012 Birthday Honours for services to drama.

Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Frank Bridge

    Spring Song

    Performer: Steven Doane. Performer: Barry Snyder.
    • Bridge Records.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Festive Overture

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Signum.
  • Francis Poulenc


    Performer: Pascal Rogé.
    • Decca.
  • Fobbes

    Fantasy on Mozart's Magic Flute

    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin.
    • EMI.
  • anon

    Place that Piece

    Conductor: anon.
  • Henryk Wieniawski

    Légende, Op 17

    Performer: Tasmin Little. Performer: Piers Lane. Music Arranger: August Wilhelmj.
    • EMI.
  • Benjamin Britten

    A Hymn of St Columba

    Performer: James OʼDonnell. Choir: Westminster Cathedral Choir. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Hyperion.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Violin Concerto in A minor, op. 53

    Performer: Tasmin Little. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • EMI.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 7 'Leningrad': Moderato (poco allegretto)

    Orchestra: Kirov Orchestra. Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Valery Gergiev.
    • Philips.
  • Claude Debussy

    Preludes: Des pas sur le neige

    Performer: Werner Haas.
    • Philips.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Apres un Reve

    Performer: Gil Shaham (violin). Performer: Akira Eguchi (piano). Performer: Brinton Smith (cello).
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

    Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Hyperion.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Burlesque de Quixotte

    Performer: Collegium Musicum 90. Performer: Simon Standage (director).

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Place that Piece

The place was Norfolk, and the music was Vaughan Williams’ Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1.

The music played:

Vaughan Williams
Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Bernard Haitink (conductor)
EMI 5554872


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