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Thursday - 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.

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 a piece she would love to conduct, as well as music she would like played at her funeral.

Helen Dunmore's Symphony Choice

Symphony No. 7 Leningrad
I. Allegretto
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Kirov Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre St Petersburg Valery Gergiev (conductor) PHILIPS 470 8452.

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3 hours

Last on

Thu 24 Nov 2011 09:00

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