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Thursday - Rob Cowan

9am
A selection of must-hear music including an excerpt from Grieg's Le Djinn (orch. Mantovani) from the Essential CD of the Week: a recording by Les Siecles.

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and the Artist of the Week, the pianist Clifford Curzon: Litolff (Concerto Symphonique No.4 - Scherzo); and Schubert (Piano Quintet in A, D.667, Trout).

10.30am
The Essential Classics guest is the psychological illusionist Derren Brown. Today he introduces a piece played by a favourite performer and one that reminds him of a particular place.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice

Smetana
Richard III, Op.11
Haakon Jarl, Op.16
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Rafael Kubelik (conductor)
DG 4594182.

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Thu 3 Nov 2011 09:00

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