Playing: Octet for Strings (Op. 20 ) in E flat major [1825] by Felix Mendelssohn
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Tuesday - 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: RCA RED SEAL 88697840172.

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, the Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky, in music by Nielsen (excerpts from Aladdin) and Tchaikovsky (Francesca da Rimini)

The Essential Classics guest is the author Helen Dunmore, winner of the Orange Prize (for her third novel A Spell of Winter). Today she talks about what music she likes to listen to while working, and reveals her favourite performer.

Rob's Essential Choice

Te Deum
Smetacek Soloists, Prague Philharmonic Choir & Symphony Orchestra Vaclav Smetacek (conductor) SUPRAPHON 11 1821-2 211.

3 hours

Last on

Tue 22 Nov 2011 09:00

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