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Monday - Sarah Walker with Victoria Glendinning

With Sarah Walker. Including CD of the Week: Victoria de los Angeles - The Sweetheart Soprano; Brainteaser; Proms Artist of the Week: Ivan Fischer; Author Victoria Glendinning.

with Sarah Walker and her guest, the biographer, critic, broadcaster and novelist, Victoria Glendinning.

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Victoria de los Angeles The Sweetheart Soprano REGIS. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

10am
Proms Artist of the Week: Ivan Fischer

10:30
She has written biographies of personalities such as Edith Sitwell, Vita Sackville-West, Jonathan Swift, Anthony Trollope and Sir Stamford Raffles, which have been praised for their sensitive approach emphasizing the importance of romantic and family relationships, as opposed to larger historical forces. She has also written three novels, The Grown-Ups, Electricity and Flight. Vice-President of the Royal Society of Literature, Victoria was awarded a CBE in 1998.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Bohuslav Martinu

    A lobster falls in love with a pearl and courts her (from the ballet On tourne!)

    Conductor: Christopher Hogwood. Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Supraphon.
  • Eric Coates

    The Selfish Giant - Phantasy

    Conductor: John Wilson. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Avie.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    O Dieu! Que de bijoux (Faust)

    Singer: Victoria de los Ángeles. Orchestra: Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Paris. Conductor: André Cluytens.
    • Alto.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Overture: Orpheus in the Underworld

    Conductor: Leonard Bernstein. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic.
    • Sony.
  • anon

    Transports of Delight

    Conductor: anon.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    The Italian Girl in Algiers: Overture

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • Channel Classics.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Concerto in A minor for treble recorder, oboe, violin and continuo

    Ensemble: The Chandos Baroque Players.
    • Helios.
  • Ferruccio Busoni

    Die Nachtlichen (Walzer) (from Elegies)

    Performer: Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano).
    • HYPERION.
  • Béla Bartók

    Piano Concerto No 3

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer. Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • Teldec.
  • Frank Bridge

    Sally in our alley

    Performer: Nash Ensemble.
    • HYPERION.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Clarinet Concerto in A major, K 622 (1st mvt)

    Performer: Thea King. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Jeffrey Tate.
    • Hyperion.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    Finishing the Hat (from ‘Sunday in the Park with George’)

    Singer: Danile Evans. Conductor: Caroline Humphris. Orchestra: 2006 London Cast Orchestra.
    • PS Classics.
  • Franz Schubert

    12 German Dances, D790 (Nos 1-4)

    Performer: Stephen Kovacevich (piano).
    • EMI.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Transports of Delight

The mode of transport was a boat.

 

The music played:

 

Debussy
En bateau (Petite Suite)
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Paul Paray (conductor)
MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 434 306-2 

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