Friday - Rob Cowan
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
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, violinist Isaac Stern.
In the first week of Lent, The Essential Classics guest is the Reverend Richard Coles who introduces his essential pieces of classical music.
Rob's Essential Choice
Rudolf Serkin (piano)
BBC LEGENDS BBCL4211.