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Thursday - Sarah Walker with Richard Bacon

With Sarah Walker. Includes CD of the Week: Imogen Holst conducts Gustav Holst; Artists of the Week: Orchestra of the 18th Century; 15 Georgian Pleasures: William Billings: Chester.

9am
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.

10am
Artists of the Week: Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century.

10.30am
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.

11am
18th Century Season: 15 Georgian Pleasures. Suzy Klein talks to conductor Christian Curnyn to introduce:
William Billings
Chester
His Majestie's Clerkes
Paul Hillier (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Divertimento in E flat, K252 (4th mvt, Presto Assai)

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • DG.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Moto perpetuo, Op 11

    Performer: Sergei Nakariakov. Performer: Alexander Markovich. Music Arranger: Mikhail Nakariakov.
    • Teldec.
  • Gustav Holst

    Nocturne (A Moorside Suite)

    Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Imogen Holst.
    • Lyrita.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Fantasy on Polish Airs, op.13

    Performer: Nelson Goerner. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. Conductor: Frans Brüggen.
    • FREDERICK CHOPIN INSTITUTE.
  • Erik Satie

    Gymnopedie no.1

    Performer: Reinbert de Leeuw (piano).
    • EMI.
  • Erik Satie

    Gymnopedie no.2

    Performer: Reinbert de Leeuw (piano).
    • EMI.
  • Erik Satie

    Gymnopedie no.3

    Performer: Reinbert de Leeuw (piano).
    • EMI.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Don Juan (finale act)

    Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • ERATO.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in D, RV 90 ('Il gardellino')

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. Conductor: Frans Brüggen.
    • VIVARTE.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in G minor, RV 104, 'La notte'

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. Conductor: Frans Brüggen.
    • VIVARTE.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Waverley, op.1

    Performer: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Andrew Davis (conductor.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenade in B flat major, K 361, 'Gran Partita' (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • DG.
  • Béla Bartók

    Concerto for Orchestra: 5th movement

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Georg Solti.
    • Decca.
  • Marin Marais

    Gigue from Alcione (3rd Suite)

    Performer: Pierre Hantai (harpsichord).
    • ALIA VOX.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    The Seasons

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Decca.
  • Edvard Grieg

    'God's Son Has Set Me Free', from 4 Psalms, op.74

    • BIS.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Who am I?

Christoph Willibald Gluck

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