Essential Classics

Sarah Walker with guest Lynne Truss


With Sarah Walker. 9.00 My favourite Rameau dance music. Sarah shares a selection of her favourite dances from French baroque composer Rameau's most celebrated operas and ballets. 9.30 The musical challenge sees listeners tasked to trace the classical theme behind a well-known song. 10.00 Sarah is once again joined by writer and broadcaster Lynne Truss, who shares more of her favourite pieces of classical music. 10.30 Power of Three. Pioneering sounds from the BBC Third Programme and Radio 3 archives, presented by David Hendy. Followed by Music in Time: Baroque. Sarah retells the famous story of Bach travelling on foot from Arnstadt to Lübeck to hear Buxtehude play the organ - a journey of more than 250 miles. 11.00 Sarah's artist of the week is the pianist Moura Lympany, heard today performing Rachmaninov. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 1 in F sharp minor, Op 1. Moura Lympany, Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Nikolai Malko.

Cast & Crew

Producer Dominic Wells