Tuesday - Sarah Walker with Stuart Maconie
With Sarah Walker. Five Reasons to Love Beecham Lollipops; Musical Challenge; Artist of the Week: flautist James Galway; Sarah's Essential Choice: Shostakovich: Symphony No 11.
With Sarah Walker and her guest, the author and presenter Stuart Maconie.
A selection of music including '5 Reasons to Love... Beecham Lollipops'. Throughout the week Sarah offers a selection of the British conductor Sir Thomas Beecham's lighter pieces which he offered as encores; pieces such as Berlioz's Ballet des Sylphes and Saint-Saëns's Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah, which he felt had more to offer than many other larger scale 'serious' classical works.
Take part in our daily musical challenge and identify the personal relationship that connects two pieces of music.
Sarah's guest this week is Stuart Maconie. A TV and radio presenter, journalist, columnist and author, Stuart is one of the UK's best-selling travel writers, co-hosts the Radcliffe and Maconie Show and presents The Freak Zone and The Freakier Zone on 6Music. Stuart will be sharing his favourite classical music every day at 10am.
This week Sarah features recordings by the flautist James Galway, who established an international solo career after playing with orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic. We'll hear him in classics of the flute repertoire including Mozart's Concerto for Flute and Harp, K.299, Debussy's L'Après-midi d'un faune, Vivaldi's Il Gardellino concerto, as well as in chamber music by Nielsen and Poulenc.
Sarah's Essential Choice
Symphony No.11 'The Year 1905'
West German Radio Symphony Orcehestra
5 Reasons to Love Beecham Lollypops
Stuart Maconie's Choice No.1
Stuart Maconie's Choice No. 2
Artist of the Week: James Galway
The answer: Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn
The music played:
6 Melodies: Allegro assai
Beatrice Rauchs (piano)
Mendelssohn arr. Rachmaninov
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Scherzo
Jorge Bolet (piano)