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Monday - Rob Cowan

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Placido Domingo, The Verdi Tenor, with contributions from Leontyne Price, Katia Ricciarelli and others

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, the Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky, in music by Enescu (Romanian Rhapsody no. 2) and Prokofiev (Romeo and Juliet).

The Essential Classics guest is the author Helen Dunmore, winner of the Orange Prize (for her third novel A Spell of Winter). Today she introduces the first piece of classical music that she remembers hearing and talks about the relationship between works by Prokofiev.

Belshazzar's Feast
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Mon 21 Nov 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.