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Wednesday - Sarah Walker with Vivienne Parry

With Sarah Walker. My Favourite Lute Music; Music in Time: Coates: Calling All Workers; Artist of the Week: flautist Aurele Nicolet, featured in CPE Bach's Flute Concerto No 3.

9am
My favourite... lute music. Sarah shares a selection of her favourite pieces written for the lute, with works by Vivaldi, Dowland and Bach played by such celebrated lutenists as Jakob Lindberg, Christopher Wilson, Nigel North and Paul O'Dette.

9.30am
Take part in today's musical challenge: can you work out which two composers are associated with a particular piece?

10am
Sarah's guest is the science writer and broadcaster Vivienne Parry. A scientist by training, Vivienne is best known for having presented the BBC television series Tomorrow's World, and for her Radio 4 programmes which include Just So Science, about the science behind the animals of the Just So stories, and the multi award winning series Am I Normal? Vivienne writes for newspapers including The Times and The Guardian, and is science editor of Good Housekeeping magazine. Her book, The Truth About Hormones, was nominated for the Aventis Science Prize. Throughout the week Vivienne talks to Sarah about her passion for communicating science, and shares her favourite pieces of classical music.

10.30am
Power of Three - the last episode in a 70-part daily series of pioneering sounds from the BBC Third Programme and Radio 3 archives presented by David Hendy.

Followed by Music in Time

Music in Time: Modern
Sarah places Music in Time as she examines how light music was used to boost morale during the war, including one of the most iconic examples of this genre: Calling All Workers by Eric Coates.

11am
Sarah's artist of the week is the Swiss flautist Aurèle Nicolet. Nicolet, who died earlier this year, was considered one of the world's greatest flute players of the late twentieth century. Several composers, including Takemitsu and Ligeti, wrote music especially for him, while Nicolet's pupils include Emmanuel Pahud, Michael Faust and Thierry Fischer. Nicolet was principal flautist in the Berlin Philharmonic during the 1950s, but enjoyed a highly successful career as a soloist as well. Throughout the week Sarah explores his vast recording legacy, featuring Nicolet as soloist in concertos by Mozart, CPE Bach, Couperin and Moscheles, and as a chamber musician in Debussy's Sonata for flute, viola and harp.

CPE Bach
Flute Concerto No. 3 in A, Wq.168
Aurèle Nicolet (flute)
Natherlands Chamber Orchestra
David Zinman (conductor).

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By Association

Answer: Michael Praetorius and Jan Sandström

The music played:

Praetorius (arr. Sandström)
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
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