Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

Wednesday - Rob Cowan

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Barry McDaniel - Lieder by Schubert, Schumann, Wolf, Duparc and Debussy (AUDITE 23.426)

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, cellist Alban Gerhardt. Hear him in a pair of works by Shostakovich: Spring Waltz (from 8 pieces for cello and piano) and the Sonata in D minor for cello and piano, Op.40.

10.30am
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.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice

Schumann
Symphony No. 2 in C, Op.61
Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra Michael Gielen (conductor) HANSSLER CD 93.259.

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Wed 18 Apr 2012 09:00

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

Guest Choices

Hear the classical music chosen by our guests in full via the BBC Playlister

Essential Choices on BBC Playlister - archive.

Essential Choices Promo

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