Friday - Sarah Walker with Erica Jong
With Sarah Walker. Five Reasons to Love Hildegard von Bingen; Musical challenge; Artist of the Week: Jane Glover; Great Piano Sonatas: Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No 7 in B flat.
A selection of music including '5 Reasons to Love... Hildegard von Bingen. A poet, scientist and philosopher, Hildegard of Bingen was one of the first known composers in the history of Western music. Having spent most of her life in a monastery, Hildegard produced a wealth of writings, illuminated manuscripts and devotional songs. As part of a season celebrating women in music, Sarah will be showcasing some of the best recordings of Hildegard's compositions, giving us five reasons to love her work nearly 900 years after it was first written.
Take part in our daily musical challenge: spot the theme linking three pieces of music and identify the missing fourth.
In the lead up to International Women's Day, Sarah's guest is the author and teacher Erica Jong whose first novel Fear of Flying has become a feminist classic. Erica will be discussing her musical roots and sharing a selection of her favourite classical music every day at 10am. To find out more about Radio 3's International Women's Day programming follow @BBCRadio3 and the hashtag #womensday
Sarah's featured artist this week is the conductor Jane Glover. The Music Director of Chicago's Music of the Baroque and Director of Opera at the Royal Academy of Music, Glover blazed a trail as one of the first women to become a professional conductor. She has achieved an international reputation not just for her conducting but also for her academic achievements, and particularly for her work on Mozart. Sarah will be showcasing recordings chosen especially by Glover.
This week Sarah showcases great piano sonatas.
Piano Sonata No,7 in B flat Op.83
Martha Argerich (piano).
Find the Fourth
The music played:
Georges Pretre (conductor)
The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Neville Marriner (conductor)
Youmans arr. Shostakovich
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Riccardo Chailly (conductor)
The answer: canter