Thursday - 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: Dvorak: Piano Concerto.
A selection of music including '5 Reasons to Love - the piano music of Claude Debussy'.
Take part in today's music-related challenge: listen to the clues and identify the mystery composer.
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.
Francesco Piemontesi (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jiri Belohlavek (conductor).
5 Reasons to Love Debussy's Piano Music
Branford Marsalis' Choice
Artist of the Week: Marin Alsop
Musical Challenge - Mystery Composer
I grew up in Gloucester, was a chorister at the Cathedral and the surrounding countryside influenced me throughout my life.
I wrote as many poems as I did songs, many about my experiences in WWI.
Ill health plagued me throughout my life and I spent the last 15 years of my life in an asylum. Ill health plagued me throughout my life and I spent the last 15 years of my life in an asylum.
Answer: Ivor Gurney