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Friday - Rob Cowan

Rob Cowan shares great music and performances, with the Essential CD of the Week, Artist of the Week, and guest, Rick Stein introducing his essential pieces of classical music.

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Sir Thomas Beecham French Music

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, violinist Viktoria Mullova:
Vivaldi (Concerto in D, RV234 - L'inquietudine - with Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini), Beethoven (Archduke Trio, Op.97 with Andre Previn, Heinrich Schiff).

As part of British Food Fortnight, the Essential Classics guest is restaurateur and chef Rick Stein. Today he introduces his favourite performer and Rob Cowan acts as a personal shopper, playing a piece he hopes Rick will enjoy.

Rob's Essential Choice

A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Overture, Op.21 and a selection from the incidental music, Op.61 Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra George Szell (conductor) DECCA Original Masters 475 6780.

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Fri 30 Sep 2011 09:00

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