Friday - 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 Weber (Turandot) and Prokofiev (Cinderella).
The Essential Classics guest is the author Helen Dunmore, winner of the Orange Prize (for her third novel A Spell of Winter). Today she remembers a great performer who is no longer with us, and Rob acts as her personal shopper, presenting her with a mystery piece, which he hopes she will like!
Rob's Essential Choice:
Dies natalis, Op. 8.
Wilfred Brown (tenor),
English Chamber Orchestra,
EMI 5 65588 2.