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Wednesday - Rob Cowan

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: English Idylls - Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), Neville Marriner (conductor) PHILIPS 442 8415.

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, pianist Martha Argerich. Today we hear her in Chopin's Scherzo No. 2 Op. 31 and Schumann's Andante and Variations op. 46.

The Essential Classics guest this week is science writer, broadcaster and professor of genetics Prof. Steve Jones. Today he discusses musical works that make him feel energized.

Rob's Essential Choice

Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor S178
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
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3 hours

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Wed 15 Feb 2012 09:00

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Explore the Essential Choices via BBC Playlister as chosen by Rob Cowan and Sarah Walker.

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