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Thursday - Sarah Walker with Mark Damazer

With Sarah Walker. Includes CD of the Week: Weber Overtures; Brainteaser; Artist of the Week: The Nash Ensemble; Sarah's Essential Choice: Bach: Orchestral Suite No 3 in D, BWV1068.

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.

Sarah's Essential Choice
Orchestral Suite No.3 in D major, BWV1068
Music Antiqua, Köln
Reinhard Goebel (director/violin).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Anvil Chorus (Il Trovatore) "Vedi! Le fosche notturne..."

    Choir: Ambrosian Opera Chorus. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • EMI.
  • Anton Stepanovich Arensky

    Concerto Waltz

    Performer: Sergei Nakariakov. Performer: Alexander Markovich.
    • Teldec.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Orchestral Suite No.3, BWV 1068

    Orchestra: Musica Antiqua Köln. Director: Reinhard Goebel.
    • Archiv.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Overture to ‘Peter Schmoll’

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

    Herd Girl’s Sunday

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paavo Berglund.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Fountains of Rome

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Fritz Reiner.
    • RCA.
  • Franz Schubert

    Klavierstuck, D.946 No.2 Allegretto

    Performer: Imogen Cooper.
    • Ottavo.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Flute Sonata

    Performer: Philippa Davies. Performer: Ian Brown.
    • Hyperion.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Cypress No. 2

    Ensemble: Panochovo kvarteto.
    • Supraphon.
  • Edward Elgar

    Pomp and Circumstance March No 5 in C major, Op 39

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • Elgar: Pomp and circumstance marches: Philharmonia Orchestra/Barbirolli.
    • EMI.
    • 5.
  • Percy Grainger

    Over The Hills and Far Away

    Orchestra: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra. Conductor: Timothy Reynish.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Ferdinand Hérold

    Clog Dance (La Fille mal gardee, Act I No.17a)

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Conductor: John Lanchbery. Music Arranger: John Lanchbery.
    • Decca.
  • Franz Liszt

    Rigoletto: concert paraphrase

    Performer: Jorge Bolet.
    • Decca.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    String Quartet in F minor, Op.80

    Ensemble: Melos Quartett.
    • DG.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    The Abduction from the Seraglio (Overture)

    Orchestra: Concerto Köln. Director: Werner Ehrhardt.
    • Archiv.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Symphony no.3, Op.27 'Sinfonia espansiva' - IV Finale: Allegro

    Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt.
    • Decca.

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