Friday - Rob Cowan
A selection of must-hear music including excerpts from Stravinsky's The Firebird from the Essential CD of the Week: a recording by Les Siecles.
A daily brainteaser and a recording of the Artist of the Week, the pianist Clifford Curzon, performing Schubert (Moments Musicaux, D780 - selection) and Mozart (Piano Concerto No.24, K491).
The Essential Classics guest is the psychological illusionist Derren Brown. Today he introduces a piece he would like to conduct and Rob Cowan acts as a personal shopper, playing a piece he hopes Derren will enjoy.
Rob's Essential Choice
Prague Symphony Orchestra
Vaclav Smetacek (conductor)
SUPRAPHON SU 39682.