Playing: Requiem in D minor K.626, compl. Robert Levin by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Wednesday - Rob Cowan

A selection of must-hear music including the Essential CD of the Week: a collection of choral works conducted by Digna Guerra.

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, cellist Janos Starker: Faure (Elegie); Haydn (Cello Concerto No.2). Also in this hour, Mussorgsky's Night on the Bare Mountain (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov) from the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and Giuseppe Sinopoli.

As part of World Space Week, the Essential Classics guest is Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal. Today he introduces music that makes him glad to be alive and a piece that he uses to relax to.

Rob's Essential Choice

Quintet in G minor
Arthur Grumiaux (violin)
Georges Janzer (viola)
Eva Czako (cello)
Arpad Gerecz (violin)
Max Lesueur (viola)
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Wed 5 Oct 2011 09:00

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

Guest Choices

Hear the classical music chosen by our guests in full via the BBC Playlister

Essential Choices on BBC Playlister - archive.

Essential Choices Promo

Explore the Essential Choices via BBC Playlister as chosen by Rob Cowan and Sarah Walker.

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