Wednesday - Sarah Walker with David Hepworth
With Sarah Walker. Including Musical challenge; Music in Time: Copland: Appalachian Spring; Artist of the Week: trumpeter Hakan Hardenberger, featured playing Takemitsu's Paths.
Sarah sets the tone and mood of the day's programme with a range of music to intrigue, surprise and entertain.
Take part in our daily musical challenge: identify a mystery musical object.
Sarah's guest this week is the music journalist and broadcaster David Hepworth. David has launched and written for many of the most successful pop-culture magazines of the past 30 years, including Smash Hits, More, Heat, Q and The Word. He was a presenter of BBC2's The Old Grey Whistle Test and co-presented the BBC's coverage of the global charity concert Live Aid. As well as discussing his life's work and reflecting on popular culture, David also shares his passion for classical music choosing a selection of his favourite works. Across the week we'll hear music by composers including Copland, Walton and Philip Glass.
Music in Time: Modern
Sarah's in the 20th century exploring the emergence of American identity in classical music. Aaron Copland developed a soundworld that evokes the vast expanses of the prairies and the folk traditions of the mountains, as heard in his orchestral suite Appalachian Spring.
Artist of the Week: Håkan Hardenberger
Sarah's Artist of the Week is the Swedish trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger. During three decades of performing and recording, he's established a reputation for both virtuosity and versatility. His interpretations of classic repertoire such as the concertos of Haydn and Hummel have become benchmarks for the next generation, and Sarah has selected these alongside Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F major, widely perceived as one of the most challenging pieces in the trumpet repertoire. But, Hardenberger is also committed to championing contemporary works. Sarah's selections include Pärt's Concerto Piccolo on B-A-C-H and Takemitsu's Paths - both of which were dedicated to, and premiered by him - as well as H K Gruber's 3 MOB Pieces.
Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet).