Wednesday - Rob Cowan
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: three of Neville Marriner's earliest recordings with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, reissued on CD for the first time: Neville Marriner: The First Recordings - DECCA ELOQUENCE 4802330
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, the pianist Gerhard Oppitz.
This week the focus is on the art world, with the Royal Academy of Arts' Summer Exhibition - the world's largest open-submission contemporary art show, now in its 244th year - coinciding with the London Fine Art and Antiques Fair at Olympia. Rob's guest is Dame Rosalind Savill, the British museum and art curator, and acknowledged world authority on ceramics.
Rob's Essential Choice
Double Concerto in A minor Op.102
Jascha Heifetz (violin)
Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Alfred Wallenstein (conductor)
RCA LIVING STEREO 63531.