Wednesday - Sarah Walker with Catherine Martin
With Sarah Walker. Including Five Reasons to Love Scandinavian Strings; Music in Time: Schoenberg: Five Orchestral Pieces; Northern Lights season: Sinding: Piano Concerto.
A selection of music including '5 reasons to love... Scandinavian strings'. Throughout the week, as part of Radio 3's Northern Lights season, Sarah shares music written for strings by Nordic composers including Grieg, Bull, and Larsson, plus there's a chance to hear a traditional tune played on a Norwegian Hardanger fiddle.
Take part in our daily musical challenge - listen to the clues and see if you know the mystery person.
Sarah's guest is the jeweller and trained classical musician Catherine Martin who, after travelling to Japan, discovered an ancient braiding technique that she spent four years perfecting and went on to use in her jewellery making. Her first piece of jewellery made the permanent collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum and she has since had exhibitions at the American Museum of Art and Design in New York, the National Museums of Scotland and the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. Throughout the week Catherine shares a selection of her favourite classical music, talks about physically stepping into Dame Janet Baker's shoes in a production with the English Opera Group and explains why she listens to the Bach Fugues whilst weaving precious metals in her work as a jeweller.
Sarah places Music in Time. The spotlight is on the Modern era as Sarah enters the expressive world of chromatic harmony created by Schoenberg in his 5 Orchestral Pieces.
As part of Radio 3's Northern Lights season, Sarah features recordings of major works by leading Nordic composers. Throughout the week Sarah explores music from Northern lands as she showcases compositions by composers including Sinding, Nielsen and Berwald.
Piers Lane (piano)
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrew Litton (conductor).