Essential Classics

Sarah Walker with guest Vivienne Parry

Sarah Walker with guest Vivienne Parry



With Sarah Walker. 9.00 My favourite lute music. Sarah shares some of her favourite pieces written for the lute. 9.30 The musical challenge sees listeners tasked to identify a piece of music used in a film or TV programme. 10.00 Sarah is once again joined by science writer and broadcaster Vivienne Parry, 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: Classical. Sarah puts the spotlight on the Classical period, showing how composers had to respond to the requirements of princely patrons. She plays a chamber piece by Haydn that features a now defunct instrument popular during this period - the Baryton. 11.00 Sarah's artist of the week is the Swiss flautist Aurèle Nicoletncerto, who was considered one of the world's greatest flute players of the late 20th century. Moscheles: Concertante in F for flute, oboe and orchestra. Aurèle Nicolet (flute), Heinz Holliger (oboe), Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eliahu Inbal.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Sarah Burton
Producer Alex Anderson