Friday - 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.
Sarah's Essential Choice
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
George Szell (conductor).
Today's Brainteaser Answer - Only Connect
The connection was Children.
The music played:
'Jimbo’s Lullaby', from Children's Corner
Livia Rev (piano)
HYPERION CDS 440613
'Oft denk’ ich, sie sind ur ausgegange'n, from Kindertotenlieder
Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Herbert von Karajan (conductor)
DG 459 335 2
‘Kuriose Gesichten’ from Kinderszenen, op 15
Alfred Brendel (piano)
PHILIPS 434 732 2