Wednesday - Sarah Walker with Branford Marsalis
With Sarah Walker. Including Five Reasons to Love the piano music of Claude Debussy; Artist of the Week: conductor Marin Alsop; Sarah's Essential Choice: Honegger: Pastorale d'ete.
A selection of music including '5 Reasons to Love - the piano music of Claude Debussy'.
Take part in our daily musical challenge: identify a piece of music played backwards.
During London Jazz Festival week, Sarah's guest is the virtuoso saxophonist and composer Branford Marsalis, leader of the acclaimed Branford Marsalis Quartet. Although primarily known for his work in jazz, Marsalis is also a sought-after soloist with classical ensembles and orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic. Branford will be sharing his favourite classical music every day at 10am.
This week's featured artist is the inspiring conductor Marin Alsop, director of the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
This week's Essential Choices all have a Swiss connection.
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski (conductor).