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Friday - Rob Cowan

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Balalaika Favourites - a classic recording from the Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra: MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 4501352

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, violinist Isaac Stern.

10.30am
In the first week of Lent, The Essential Classics guest is the Reverend Richard Coles who introduces his essential pieces of classical music.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice

Beethoven
Diabelli Variations
Rudolf Serkin (piano)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL4211.

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Fri 24 Feb 2012 09:00

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