Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Wednesday - Sarah Walker with William Boyd

With Sarah Walker. Including Essential CD of the Week: Gianandrea Noseda - Ten Years of Musica Italiana; Proms Artist of the Week: Nicola Benedetti.

Sarah Walker's guest this week is the author William Boyd. Also, at 9:30, our daily brainteaser: Back to the Beginning

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Gianandrea Noseda - Ten Years of Musica Italiana. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

10am
Artist of the Week: Nicola Benedetti

10:30
Sarah's guest this week is the prize-winning African-born author and screenwriter William Boyd, whose novels include A Good Man in Africa, An Ice Cream War, Any Human Heart and Solo - a new James Bond novel continuing the adventures of Ian Fleming's spy hero. His screenplays include Richard Attenborough's biopic Chaplin, recalling the glamorous life of the famous silent-film star, and The Trench (which Boyd also directed), set 24 hours before the battle of the Somme, and an adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Scoop.

2 hours

Music Played

  • anon

    Back to the Beginning

    Performer: anon.
  • Giuseppe Tartini

    Violin Concerto in A minor, D115 "A Lunardo Venier"

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Christian Curnyn.
    • Decca.
  • Alfredo Catalani

    La Wally: ‘Ebben! Ne andro Lontana’

    Singer: Victoria de los Ángeles. Conductor: Giuseppe Morelli. Orchestra: Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.
    • EMI.
  • Thomas Crecquillon

    Congratulamini Mihi

    Choir: Stile Antico.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Claude Debussy

    Prelude: La fille aux cheveux de lin

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet.
    • Decca.
  • Jean Françaix

    Theme and Variations

    Performer: Julian Bliss. Performer: Bradley Moore.
    • Signum.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Concerto polonois in G

    Conductor: Christopher Hogwood. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in C, K.373

    Conductor: James MacMillan. Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • Decca.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Kaiser-Walzer, Op 437

    Music Arranger: Arnold Schoenberg. Ensemble: Linos Ensemble.
    • Capriccio.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Cinderella's Arrival; Grand Waltz (Cinderella)

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Decca.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Douze morceaux Op.40: Chant sans paroles

    Performer: Boris Berezovsky.
    • Mirare.
  • E.J. Moeran

    Symphony in G minor - Allegro

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • Chandos.
  • Ermanno Wolf‐Ferrari

    Overture to ‘La dama boba’

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
    • Chandos.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Back to the Beginning

The music played:

Debussy<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Preludes: La fille aux cheveux de liin                                                       

Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)

DECCA 452 022 2

Broadcast

Our Classical Century

Our Classical Century

Radio 3 explores 100 key musical moments that shaped us, from 1918 to the present day.

Time Travellers: the podcast

Time Travellers: the podcast

Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough presents quirky tales gathered from the corners of history.