Thursday - Rob Cowan
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.
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).
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.
Rob's Essential Choice
Richard III, Op.11
Haakon Jarl, Op.16
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Rafael Kubelik (conductor)