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Tuesday - Sarah Walker with Fiona Shaw

With Sarah Walker. Including Essential CD of the Week; Artists of the Week: The Borodin Quartet; Guest: Actress Fiona Shaw; 15 Georgian Pleasures: Clementi: Duet in C, Op 3 No 1.

Sarah Walker with her guest, the actress and director Fiona Shaw.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

Artists of the Week: The Borodin Quartet

23rd April 2014 will mark the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, and Sarah's guest this week is the actress and director, Fiona Shaw. Fiona has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. She notably played the male lead in Richard II, directed by Deborah Warner, and in 2009 she collaborated with Warner again, taking the lead role in Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children. In an article for The Daily Telegraph, Rupert Christiansen described their professional relationship as "surely one of the most richly creative partnerships in theatrical history." Fiona has also worked in film and television, including the American TV show True Blood, and the films My Left Foot, Jane Eyre, Persuasion, and five of the Harry Potter films, in which she played Harry's aunt, Petunia Dursley. As well as acting, she has directed operas, including Vaughan Williams's Riders to the Sea for ENO and Britten's The Rape of Lucretia for the Glyndebourne Tour. Fiona was awarded an honorary CBE in 2001.

18th Century season: 15 Georgian Pleasures
Duet in C major, Op.3 No.1 (played on Broadwood piano)
Duo Hammerklavier.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Georg Muffat

    Missa in Labore Requies - Sonata

    Performer: Ars Antiqua Austria. Performer: Gunar Letzbor (conductor).
  • Antonio Bertali

    Sonata Placidi

    Performer: Cantus Cölln. Performer: Concerto Palatino. Performer: Konrad Junghänel.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony Variations Op.78

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Sir Colin Davis (conductor).
    • PHILIPS.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Novelettes for String Orchestra Op.15 No.4 - Valse

    Performer: Borodin Quartet.
    • TELDEC.
  • Mahler (arr Britten)

    What the wild flowers tell me (Symphony No.3 - 2nd movement)

    Performer: Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Paavo Jarvi (conductor).
    • VIRGIN.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Electra - Orest! Es ruhrt sich niemand!

    Performer: Allesandra Marc. Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Guiseppe Sinopoli (conductor).
    • DG.
  • Peire Espanhol

    Ar levatz sus, francha corteza gens

    Performer: Anne Azema (soprano). Performer: Kit Higginson (psaltery). Performer: Margriet Tindemans (harp).
    • WARNER.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet in B flat Op.18 No.6

    Performer: Borodin Quartet.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Keyboard Concerto No.4 in A BWV1055

    Performer: Angela Hewitt (piano). Performer: Australian Chamber Orchestra. Performer: Richard Tognetti (conductor).
  • Benjamin Britten

    The Rape of Lucretia (excerpt)

    Performer: Janet Baker (mezzo soprano). Performer: John Shirley-Quirk (baritone). Performer: English Chamber Orchestra. Performer: Benjamin Britten (conductor).
    • DECCA.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Violin Concerto

    Performer: Maxim Vengerov. Orchestra: BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Teldec.
  • Richard Strauss

    Electra - Orest! Orest! ist Tot!

    Performer: Alessandra Marc. Performer: Deborah Voigt. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli.
    • DG.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Le Roi Lear Op.4

    Performer: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Andrew Davis (conductor).
    • CHANDOS.
  • Frank Bridge

    A Royal Night of Variety H.184

    Performer: BBC NOW. Performer: Richard Hickox (conductor).
    • CHANDOS.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Critics' Corner

A 1910 review in the Boston Herald of Strauss’s opera 'Elektra'.


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