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Thursday - Sarah Walker with Fiona Shaw

With Sarah Walker. Essential CD of the Week; Artists of the Week: The Borodin Quartet; Guest: Actress Fiona Shaw; 15 Georgian Pleasures: Mozart: Adagio in C for glass harmonica.

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
Adagio for glass harmonica in C, K.356
Bruno Hoffman (glass harmonica).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Legends Op.59, No.1: Allegretto non troppo, quasi andantino

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Supraphon.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    The Beneficent Dervish - Sinfonia

    Ensemble: Boston Baroque. Conductor: Martin Pearlman.
    • Telarc.
  • Jean Sibelius


    Orchestra: Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
    • BIS.
  • Antonio Bertali

    Sonata a 13

    Ensemble: Cantus Cölln. Ensemble: Concerto Palatino. Conductor: Konrad Junghänel.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Jeux d'eau

    Orchestra: Philharmonia. Conductor: Geoffrey Simon. Music Arranger: Viacava.
    • Cala.
  • William Boyce

    Birthday Ode for George III

    Ensemble: The Hanover Band. Director: Graham Lea-Cox.
    • ASV.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sinfonia No.5 in E flat major BWV79

    Performer: Glenn Gould.
    • CBS.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    Overture to Gwendoline

    Performer: French National Orchestra. Performer: Armin Jordan (conductor).
    • ERATO.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Marriage of Figaro, Act III Scene 5: Sextet: "Riconosci in questo amplesso"

    Singer: Hilde Güden. Singer: Hilde Rössel-Majdan. Singer: Suzanne Danco. Singer: Hugo Meyer-Welfing. Singer: Alfred Poell. Singer: Cesare Siepi. Singer: Fernando Corena. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Erich Kleiber.
    • Decca.
  • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

    Symphony No 3, Op 36, 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs' (2nd mvmt)

    Singer: Zofia Kilanowicz. Orchestra: Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antoni Wit.
    • Naxos.
  • Tobias Hume

    A Mery Conceit - The Queen's Delight

    Performer: Concerto Caledonia. Performer: David McGuiness (director).
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Adagio for glass harmonica in C K.356

    Performer: Meredith Hall (soprano). Performer: Le Nef. Performer: Sylvain Bergeron (director).
    • PHILIPS.
  • Béla Bartók


    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Philips.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Trio in A minor Op.114

    Performer: Members of the Fibonacci Sequence.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Who am I?

The Canadian pianist Glenn Gould, whose Bach performances are still rated as some of the best ever.


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