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Monday - Sarah Walker with Mark Damazer

With Sarah Walker. Including CD of the Week: Weber Overtures; Brainteaser: Transports of Delight; Artist of the Week: The Nash Ensemble; Rameau: Pieces de Clavecin.

with Sarah Walker and her guest, Master of St Peter's College, Oxford, Mark Damazer.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Weber: Overtures - Berlin Philharmonic, Karajan, DG. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

Artist of the Week: Nash Ensemble

In the week marking the 800th anniversary of the formal creation of the role of Chancellor of Oxford University, Sarah's guest is Mark Damazer CBE, Master of St Peter's College, Oxford, and former controller of BBC Radio 4 and Radio 7.

Previous to these posts, Mark had an extensive career in news and current affairs journalism working at ITN and at the BBC - in the World Service and on news programme such as Newsnight and the Nine O'Clock News. Later he was responsible for the BBC's news and current affairs journalism from Westminster, including Question Time, and Yesterday in Parliament, becoming Deputy Director of BBC News in 2001. He was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2011 New Year Honours for services to broadcasting.

Mark is a Board Member of the V&A, and of the Centre of Contemporary British History. He currently writes columns for The London Evening Standard and The Guardian.

Mark suffers the misfortunes of Tottenham Hotspur and enjoys opera, gardening and Italian painting.

Pièces de Clavecin
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Marriage of Figaro: "Hai gai vinta la causa... Vedro metr'io sospiro" (Act III)

    Singer: Thomas S. Allen. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Georg Solti.
    • Decca.
  • anon

    Transports of Delight

    Conductor: anon.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Adagio from Symphony No.9 ‘From the New World’

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic. Conductor: Rafael Kubelík.
    • DG.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Serenade for Strings in E, Op. 22

    Conductor: Rafael Kubelík. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra.
    • Rafael Kubelik: Rare Recordings 1963 - 1974.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 9-13.
  • Gabriel Fauré


    Performer: Alban Gerhardt. Performer: Cécile Licad.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Allegro finale (Sonata in F major, TWV 43: F 1)

    Ensemble: Musica Alta Ripa.
    • MDG.
  • Hamish MacCunn

    Land of the Mountain and the Flood

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Alexander Gibson.
    • Chandos.
  • Michael Haydn

    Symphony in C major, P.31

    Orchestra: Helsingborgs Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Hans‐Peter Frank.
    • BIS.
  • Anthony Holborne

    The Honie-suckle Almaine

    Ensemble: Fretwork.
    • Music for Viols.
    • Virgin.
    • 13.
  • Richard Strauss

    Befreit, Op.39 No.4

    Singer: Felicity Lott. Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Quartet in G minor, K.478

    Ensemble: Nash Ensemble.
    • ASV.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Pieces de Clavecin, 1728: Fanfarinette; La triomphante; Gavotte et doubles

    Performer: Christophe Rousset.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre.
  • John Tavener

    Song for Athene

    Choir: Gabrieli Consort. Conductor: Paul McCreesh.
    • DG.
  • William Walton

    Scapino Comedy Overture

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Charles Groves.
    • EMI.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Euryanthe (Overture)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • DG.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Transports of Delight

The Spitfire aeroplane.


The music played:



'Spitfire' Prelude and Fugue

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Charles Groves (conductor)

EMI CDM 763369-2


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