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Tuesday - Rob Cowan

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Barry McDaniel - Lieder by Schubert, Schumann, Wolf, Duparc and Debussy (AUDITE 23.426)

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, cellist Alban Gerhardt. Today we hear him in two chamber works by Saint-Saens (The Swan and Allegro appasionato for cello and piano, Op.43), and as soloist in Schumann's Cello Concerto in A minor, Op.129.

Rob Cowan's guest this week is the novelist Alan Hollinghurst, winner of the 2004 Man Booker Prize for The Line of Beauty. Alan introduces his essential pieces of classical music.

Rob's Essential Choice

Symphony in C
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Ernest Ansermet (conductor)
DECCA 467 818-2.

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Tue 17 Apr 2012 09:00

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