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Thursday - 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 perform works by Reger (Cello Suite No. 1 in G, Op.131c No. 1) and Dohnanyi (Konzertstuck for cello and orchestra in D, Op.12).

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 No. 3 in C, Op.52
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)
RCA 09026-60434-2.

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Thu 19 Apr 2012 09:00

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