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Monday - Rob Cowan

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Vienna - Fritz Reiner conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in waltzes. RCA 09026 68160-2

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, Bernard Haitink.

The year 2012 marks the 350th anniversary of the Book of Common Prayer, which has given us such everyday phrases as 'till death us do part' and 'ashes to ashes'. Rob Cowan's guest this week is the psychoanalyst and novelist Salley Vickers, who is currently writing about The Book of Common Prayer. Her first novel, Miss Garnet's Angel, borrows from the Biblical story of Tobias and the Angel, and many of her subsequent novels - Instances of the Number 3, The Other Side of You, Where Three Roads Meet and Dancing Backwards - explore the impact of spiritual values on contemporary lives. Salley introduces her essential pieces of classical music.

The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

3 hours

Last on

Mon 14 May 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.

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