Sarah Walker with an intriguing musical mix
Sarah Walker chooses three hours of attractive and uplifting music to complement your morning and at 10.30am welcomes Sharuna Sagar into the studio for a monthly arts roundup.
Sarah Walker chooses three hours of attractive and uplifting music to complement your morning, and puts a musical spin on events.
Pieces from the heart of the classical repertoire, like Beethoven’s intense and stormy Egmont Overture and a youthful keyboard sonata by Joseph Haydn, sit alongside music that’s taken on different guises: a violin concerto by Vivaldi transformed into a sparkling piano piece by JS Bach and Shakespeare’s character Juliet, sketched by Prokofiev and then played on the vibraphone.
A nostalgic sounding slow movement from Florence Price’s First Symphony contrasts with the whirlwind that is Chopin’s Prelude in D minor, delivered with panache by pianist Maria Joao Pires. And for moments of repose, Sarah goes to a pair of lutes playing Greensleeves and the husky warmth of Nordic Voices singing music by the Spanish Renaissance master Tomás Luis de Victoria.
At 10.30am Sarah welcomes arts journalist and BBC TV presenter Sharuna Sagar to the studio for a monthly arts roundup focussing on five cultural happenings around the UK, from film, theatre and visual art, to dance and TV - including the rediscovery of a classic BBC Arts documentary.
A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3