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Wednesday - Rob Cowan

with Rob Cowan, sharing great music and performances.

9am
A selection of must-hear music including the Essential CD of the Week: Violin Romances, Arthur Grumiaux.

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, Christopher Hogwood: Handel (Aria and Variations in G), Haydn (Cello Concerto in C with Christophe Coin). Also in this hour, Debussy's Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune (Pierre Monteux, conductor) and a selection of Nocturnes by John Field (John O'Conor).

10.30am
The Essential Classics guest this week is Marcus du Sautoy, the current Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science. Today he introduces music he listens to while working and the piece he would choose to conduct if he were given an orchestra.

11.00
Rob's Essential Choice

Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto no 3
Byron Janis (piano)
London Symphony Orchestra
Antal Dorati (conductor).

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Wed 14 Sep 2011 09:00

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