Thursday - Rob Cowan
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: The Melos Ensemble, Music among Friends - EMI 918514-2.
A daily brainteaser and a recording of our Artist of the Week conductor Herbert Blomstedt in Nielsen's Symphony No.2 The Four Temperaments.
The Essential Classics guest is journalist and author Matthew D'Ancona, one of the judges on this year's Booker Prize panel. Today he introduces music that reminds him of a particular place and a piece he feels should be more widely known.
Rob's Essential Choice.
Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C minor, Op.111.
Claudio Arrau (piano).