Wednesday - Sarah Walker with Shami Chakrabarti
With Sarah Walker. CD of the Week: Verdi Preludes, Overtures and Ballet Music; Mystery Voice; Artists of the Week: The Hagen Quartet; Shami Chakrabarti; Rachmaninov: Symphony No 1.
With Sarah Walker and her guest, human rights campaigner Shami Chakrabarti.
A selection of music including Sarah's Essential CD of the Week: Verdi's Preludes, Overtures and Ballet Music performed by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.
Take part in our daily musical challenge: Try to identify the character who is singing.
Artists of the Week: The Hagen Quartet, an Austrian group long admired for their collaborative spirit, quality of sound and range of recordings. Sarah will showcase music ranging from Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven to Hugo Wolf.
Sarah is joined by Shami Chakrabarti, who shares some of her favourite classical music. Director of the British advocacy organisation Liberty since 2003, Shami Chakrabarti is a leading human rights campaigner. She talks to Sarah about her career as well as the role classical music has played in her life.
Sarah's Essential Choice
Symphony No.1 in D minor Op.13
Russian National Orchestra
Mikhail Pletnev (conductor)