Wednesday - Sarah Walker, plus Rob Cowan with guest Eddie Izzard
With Sarah Walker. Including Five Reasons to Love Nordic Song; Comedian and actor Eddie Izzard; Music in Time: Paganini: 24 Caprices; Nordic recordings: Grieg: Piano Concerto.
Discover definitive recordings of the greatest classical music with your trusted guide, Sarah Walker. Plus Rob Cowan talks to the comedian Eddie Izzard.
A selection of music including '5 reasons to love... Nordic song'. As part of Radio 3's Northern Lights season Sarah shares a selection of Nordic songs, showcasing their lyrical beauty, sense of melancholy and nostalgia, the way they celebrate nature, and the dramatic stories that they tell. Sarah hears from singers including Camilla Tilling, Anne Sofie von Otter and Anders Andersson as she explores these vocal works from the frozen North.
Take part in our daily music-related challenge: listen to the clues and identify the mystery person.
Rob talks to Eddie Izzard. Comedian, actor and multiple marathon runner, Eddie is one of the foremost stand-ups of his generation and has entertained audiences the world over. Eddie's epic Force Majeure tour, which he has toured around 28 countries (and performed in four languages), will be coming to London next year. Eddie spills the secrets of his unique brand of humour, and shares a selection of his favourite classical music, every day at 10am.
Sarah places Music in Time as she explores the Romantic rise of the celebrity performer, and music written as a way of showing off virtuosic technique, with Paganini's 24 Caprices.
Sarah features recordings of major works by leading Nordic composers. Throughout the week Sarah travels through Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden as she shares a selection of music by Crusell, Sibelius, Grieg, Nielsen and Stenhammar.
Piano Concerto in A minor
Sigurd Slåttebrekk (piano)
Michail Jurowski (conductor).