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Thursday - Rob Cowan

9am
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.

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, pianist Martha Argerich. Today we hear her in a selection from Schumann's Kinderszenen and in Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3.

10.30am
The Essential Classics guest this week is science writer, broadcaster and professor of genetics Prof. Steve Jones. Today he shares with Rob the work that first sparked his interest in classical music, and a piece he'd love to play if he were a virtuoso.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice.

R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra Op.30
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Fritz Reiner (conductor)
RCA 09026 6149429am
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.

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, pianist Martha Argerich. Today we hear her in a selection from Schumann's Kinderszenen and in Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3.

10.30am
The Essential Classics guest this week is science writer, broadcaster and professor of genetics Prof. Steve Jones. Today he shares with Rob the work that first sparked his interest in classical music, and a piece he'd love to play if he were a virtuoso.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice.

R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra Op.30
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Fritz Reiner (conductor)
RCA 09026 614942.

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Thu 16 Feb 2012 09:00

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

Guest Choices

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Essential Choices on BBC Playlister - archive.

Essential Choices Promo

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

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