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Wednesday - Sarah Walker with Richard Bacon

With Sarah Walker. CD of the Week: Imogen Holst conducts Gustav Holst; Artists of the Week: Orchestra of the 18th Century; 15 Georgian Pleasures: James Oswald: The Lady's Mantle.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Imogen Holst conducts Gustav Holst, English Chamber Orchestra: LYRITA SRCD223. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

Artists of the Week: Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century.

Sarah's guest this week is the charismatic and versatile radio and television presenter, Richard Bacon. After a spell on Blue Peter, he went on to co-present Channel 4's Big Breakfast. He has also presented Top of the Pops, and has guest-presented The Wright Stuff and This Morning, as well as radio drive-time shows on Xfm and Capital FM. He currently hosts the mid-afternoon slot on Radio 5 Live, and the ITV daytime game show, Show Me the Telly.

Richard admits to being a novice when it comes to classical music, but is eager to discover more about it. So, he's asking listeners from Radio 5Live and Radio 3 to suggest works that would help him on his musical journey.

18th Century Season: 15 Georgian Pleasures. Suzy Klein talks to conductor, Christian Curnyn to introduce:
James Oswald
The Lady's Mantle
The Broadside Band
Jeremy Barlow (director).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Zoltán Kodály

    Viennese Musical Clock (Hary Janos Suite, Op 35a)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: István Kertész.
    • Decca.
  • Gustav Holst

    2 Songs without Words, Op 22

    Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Imogen Holst.
    • Lyrita.
  • William Boyce

    Trio Sonata no.5 in D

    Ensemble: London Baroque.
    • BIS.
  • Claude Debussy

    Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Serge Baudo.
    • EMI.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Romance for violin and orchestra no.1 in G, op.40

    Performer: Thomas Zehetmair. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. Conductor: Frans Brüggen.
    • Philips.
  • Richard Wagner

    Im Treibhaus (Wesendonck-Lieder)

    Singer: Janet Baker. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Adrian Boult.
    • EMI.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Paris Quartet no.2, TWV 43:D1

    Performer: Barthold Kuijken. Performer: Sigiswald Kuijken. Performer: Wieland Kuijken. Performer: Gustav Leonhardt.
    • Sony.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 1 in C, Op 21

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. Conductor: Frans Brüggen.
    • Philips.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Piano Concerto in G

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Prelude in A flat, op posth

    Performer: Rafal Blechacz (piano).
    • DG 477 6592 tk 25.
  • James Oswald

    The Lady’s Mantle

    Performer: The Broadside Band. Performer: Jeremy Barlow (director).
    • DORIAN DIS 80164 tks 12–14.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    "Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?", BWV 8

    Singer: Katherine Fuge. Singer: Robin Tyson. Singer: Mark Padmore. Singer: Thomas Guthrie. Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Soli Deo Gloria.
  • Franz Liszt

    Hymne de la nuit

    Performer: Leslie Howard.
  • Mieczyslaw Weinberg

    Concertino for violin and string orchestra, Op 42

    Performer: Gidon Kremer. Orchestra: Kremerata Baltica.
    • ECM.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Endings

The music played:


Symphony no 1 (end of Finale)
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi (conductor)
BIS CD221  


Symphony no 1
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)


Symphony no 1 (end of Finale ‘Maestoso’)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Andre Previn (conductor)
TELARC CD 80125 


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