Friday - Sarah Walker with James Palumbo
With Sarah Walker. Five Reasons to Love Ballet Music; Musical challenge: Relative Values; Artist of the Week: trumpeter Alison Balsom; Essential Choice: Stravinsky: The Firebird.
With Sarah Walker and her guest, the entrepreneur James Palumbo.
A selection of music including '5 Reasons to Love - ballet music'. Throughout the week Sarah makes the case for ballet music and dips into scores from some of the masters of the art form including Tchaikovsky, Rameau and Prokofiev.
Take part in our daily musical challenge and identify the personal relationship that connects two pieces of music.
Sarah's guest this week is the entrepreneur James Palumbo. James co-founded the Ministry of Sound nightclub in 1991. The business has since branched out into a number of areas, becoming a global brand and the largest independent record company in the world. James was recently made a life peer, taking the title Baron Palumbo of Southwark. James shares a selection of his favourite classical music with Sarah.
This week's featured artist is the trumpeter Alison Balsom.
Firebird (complete ballet)
Bernard Haitink (conductor).
5 Reasons to Love... ballet music
Sarah's choice for James Palumbo
Artist of the Week: Alison Balsom
Bridge was Britten's teacher
The music played:
Cello Sonata: Movement I
Steven Doane (cello)
Barry Snyder (piano)
Peter Grimes, Act III: Interlude V Evening (Moonlight)
London Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Britten (conductor)