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Thursday - Rob Cowan

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: All Shall Be Well: Exultate Singers, David Ogden - NAXOS 8.57276.

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, conductor Adrian Boult.

This week Britain celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, only the second British monarch to celebrate 60 years on the throne. Rob Cowan's guest is the historian Lord Hennessy, who since 1992 has been Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary, University of London. He shares his essential pieces of classical music.

Rob's Essential Choice

Alexander Nevsky
Alfreda Hodgson (mezzo-soprano)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Philharmonia Chorus
Evgeny Svetlanov (conductor)
ICA ICAC 5069.

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Thu 7 Jun 2012 09:00

Music in Time – The Romantic Collection

Music in Time – The Romantic Collection

Putting pieces of music in their historical context.

Music in Time – The Modern Collection

Music in Time – The Modern Collection

Masterworks of modern music.

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

Hear the classical music chosen by our guests on the BBC Music website