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Monday - Sarah Walker with Marina Lewycka

With Sarah Walker. Including the Essential CD of the Week: Liszt at the Opera - Louis Lortie, Artists of the Week: Purcell Quartet and Sarah's guest, the author Marina Lewycka.

with Sarah Walker and her guest, the novelist, Marina Lewycka.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Liszt at the Opera - Louis Lortie, CHANDOS. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

Artists of the Week: Purcell Quartet

Sarah's guest this week is the author Marina Lewycka. Her debut novel, A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, won the 2005 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for comic writing at the Hay Literary Festival, and was shortlisted for the 2005 Orange Prize for Fiction. It has been translated into thirty-five languages. Marina's other novels include We Are All Made of Glue, Various Pets Alive and Dead, and Two Caravans, which was shortlisted for the 2008 Orwell Prize for political writing. In 2009, she donated the short story The Importance of Having Warm Feet to Oxfam's Ox-Tales project, as well as another short story, Business Philosophy, to the Amnesty International anthology, Freedom: Short Stories Celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In addition to her fiction, Lewycka has written a number of books giving practical advice for carers of elderly people, published by the charity Age Concern.

Symphony No. 2
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Henry Purcell

    Curtain Tune (Timon of Athens)

    Ensemble: The Purcell Quartet.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Hebrides Overture, Op.26

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Kurt Masur.
  • Franz Liszt

    Rigoletto: Concert Paraphrase, S434

    Performer: Louis Lortie.
    • CHANDOS.
  • John Sheppard

    Sacris solemniis

    Choir: Choir of St. Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh. Conductor: Duncan Ferguson.
  • anon.

    Today's Brainteaser - Place that Piece

    Orchestra: anon..
    • CHANDOS.
  • Henry Purcell

    Sonata of three parts No.7 in E minor, Z796

    Ensemble: Purcell Quartet.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Gustav Mahler


    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Trio Sonata in D minor, Op.1 No.8 / RV64

    Ensemble: Purcell Quartet.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Prelude to Act II & The Cockerel's Dance (Maskarade, FS39)

    Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • DG.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Sonata in D major Hob XVI:37

    Performer: Alfred Brendel.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G major BWV.1048

    Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Köln. Conductor: Reinhard Goebel.
    • DG.
  • Trad

    Stoyit Hora Vysokaya (There stands a high hill)

    Singer: Kvitka Cisvk. Performer: Unknown.
    • Kmc Records Inc.
  • Léo Delibes

    Coppélia (Mazurka)

    Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Bonynge.
    • Decca.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Und geht du uber der Kirchhof from op 44

    Performer: The Cambridge Singers. Performer: John Rutter.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No.2 in D major, Op.36

    Orchestra: Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Stanisław Skrowaczewski.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber


    Performer: Catherine Mackintosh.
  • Sir Hamilton Harty

    A Comedy Overture

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
    • CHANDOS.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Place that Piece



The music played:


Three Bavarian Dances
Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Norman Del Mar (conductor)


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