Wednesday - Rob Cowan
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Placido Domingo, The Verdi Tenor, with contributions from 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 Glazunov (Symphony No. 5).
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 a piece she thinks should be more widely known, as well as revealing her favourite piece by her favourite composer.
Rob's Essential Choice
Piano Concerto No. 22, K.482 in E flat
Columbia Symphony Orchestra conductor George Szell with Robert Casadesus (piano).