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Essential Classics Episode guide

  1. Friday - Rob Cowan with Oliver James

    With Rob Cowan. Including Rob's Essential Choice: Sibelius: Suite (King Christian II).

    First broadcast: 08 Aug 2014

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  2. Thursday - Rob Cowan with Oliver James

    With Rob Cowan. Rob's Essential Choice: Haydn: Symphony No 44 in E minor (Trauer).

    First broadcast: 07 Aug 2014

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  3. Wednesday - Rob Cowan with Oliver James

    With Rob Cowan. Including Rob's Essential Choice: Schumann: Piano Concerto.

    First broadcast: 06 Aug 2014

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  4. Tuesday - Rob Cowan with Oliver James

    With Rob Cowan. Including Rob's Essential Choice: Mahler: Symphony No 1.

    First broadcast: 05 Aug 2014

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  5. Monday - Rob Cowan with Oliver James

    With Rob Cowan. Including Rob's Essential Choice: Saint-Saens: Symphony No 2.

    First broadcast: 04 Aug 2014

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  6. Friday - Rob Cowan with Gareth Malone

    With Rob Cowan. Including Rob's Essential Choice: Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 6.

    First broadcast: 01 Aug 2014

  7. Thursday - Rob Cowan with Gareth Malone

    With Rob Cowan. Including Rob's Essential Choice: Brahms: Piano Sonata No 1.

    First broadcast: 31 Jul 2014

  8. Wednesday - Rob Cowan with Gareth Malone

    With Rob Cowan. Including Rob's Essential Choice: Sibelius: Symphony No 1.

    First broadcast: 30 Jul 2014

  9. Tuesday - Rob Cowan with Gareth Malone

    With Rob Cowan. Including Essential Choice: Beethoven: String Quartet in F, Op 59 No 1.

    First broadcast: 29 Jul 2014

  10. Monday - Rob Cowan with Gareth Malone

    With Rob Cowan. Including Rob's Essential Choice: Dvorak: Violin Concerto.

    First broadcast: 28 Jul 2014

  11. Friday - Sarah Walker with Alexander McCall Smith

    With Sarah Walker. Includes Sarah's Essential Choice: Schumann: Konzertstuck in F.

    First broadcast: 25 Jul 2014

  12. Thursday - Sarah Walker with Alexander McCall Smith

    With Sarah Walker. Includes Sarah's Essential Choice: Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (excpts)

    First broadcast: 24 Jul 2014

  13. Wednesday - Sarah Walker with Alexander McCall Smith

    With Sarah Walker. Includes Sarah's Essential Choice: Paganini: Violin Concerto No 1.

    First broadcast: 23 Jul 2014

  14. Tuesday - Sarah Walker with Alexander McCall Smith

    With Sarah Walker. Includes Sarah's Essential Choice: Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Op 72.

    First broadcast: 22 Jul 2014

  15. Monday - Sarah Walker with Alexander McCall Smith

    With Sarah Walker. Includes Sarah's Essential Choice: Copland: Four Dance Episodes (Rodeo)

    First broadcast: 21 Jul 2014

  16. Friday - Sarah Walker with Simon Thurley

    With Sarah Walker. Including Sarah's Essential Choice: Stravinsky: Petrushka.

    First broadcast: 18 Jul 2014

  17. Thursday - Sarah Walker with Simon Thurley

    With Sarah Walker. Including Sarah's Essential Choice: Berlioz: Harold in Italy.

    First broadcast: 17 Jul 2014

  18. Wednesday - Sarah Walker with Simon Thurley

    With Sarah Walker. Including Sarah's Essential Choice: Strauss: Don Quixote.

    First broadcast: 16 Jul 2014

  19. Tuesday - Sarah Walker with Simon Thurley

    With Sarah Walker. Including Sarah's Essential Choice: Elgar: Enigma Variations.

    First broadcast: 15 Jul 2014

  20. Monday - Sarah Walker with Simon Thurley

    With Sarah Walker. Including CD Review recommendation: Wagner: Siegfried Idyll.

    First broadcast: 14 Jul 2014

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  21. Friday - Rob Cowan with Joanne Harris

    With Rob Cowan. Including Rob's Essential Choice: Monteverdi: Orfeo (excerpt from Act 2).

    First broadcast: 11 Jul 2014

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  22. Thursday - Rob Cowan with Joanne Harris

    With Rob Cowan. Including Rob's Essential Choice: Stravinsky: Orpheus.

    First broadcast: 10 Jul 2014

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  23. Wednesday - Rob Cowan with Joanne Harris

    With Rob Cowan. Including Rob's Essential Choice: Brahms: String Sextet No 2.

    First broadcast: 09 Jul 2014

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  24. Tuesday - Rob Cowan with Joanne Harris

    With Rob Cowan. Including Rob's Essential Choice: Liszt: Orpheus.

    First broadcast: 08 Jul 2014

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  25. Monday - Rob Cowan with Joanne Harris

    With Rob Cowan. Including Gluck: Orfeo ed Eurydice (excerpt).

    First broadcast: 07 Jul 2014

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  26. Music in the Great War: Rob Cowan with Jay Winter

    With Rob Cowan. Including Rob's Essential Choice: Bridge: Piano Sonata.

    First broadcast: 04 Jul 2014

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  27. Music in the Great War: Rob Cowan with Jay Winter

    With Rob Cowan. Includes Rob's Essential Choice: Debussy: Sonata for flute, viola and harp

    First broadcast: 03 Jul 2014

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  28. Music in the Great War: Rob Cowan with Jay Winter

    With Rob Cowan. Including Rob's Essential Choice: Chadwick: Tam O'Shanter.

    First broadcast: 02 Jul 2014

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  29. Music in the Great War: Rob Cowan with Jay Winter

    With Rob Cowan. Including Rob's Essential Choice: Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings.

    First broadcast: 01 Jul 2014

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  30. Music in the Great War: Rob Cowan with Jay Winter

    With Rob Cowan. Including Building a Library: Ravel: La Valse.

    First broadcast: 30 Jun 2014

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