Something for the weekend!
What they’ve said…
‘I don’t really think being a woman or a man is important – we’re all just musicians!’
Sofya Gulyak (right) reflects on becoming the first ever female winner of the prestigious Leeds International Pianoforte Competition.
On this day…
Questionable CD covers
Here’s a rarity (right): it’s a CD of music for Poodle and Orchestra by Saint-Saëns, Dukas and others, performed by Ben Jacks and the Queensland Orchestra! Splendid. Not quite sure why there’s a French horn on the cover, though.
After sitting on some sunny Mediterranean terrace with a good book and a bottle of wine for the last couple of months, Building a Library returns from its summer break and back to the Radio 3 schedules tomorrow. Starting the new season off is Bach’s Cantata ‘Ein Feste Burg ist unser Gott’, reviewed by Simon Heighes, beginning at 9.30am. Welcome back.
And finally… a chance to relive David Attenborough playing a floor polisher at this year's Last Night of the Proms: