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Thursday - Rob Cowan

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: The World of the Harpsichord featuring George Malcolm.

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, French baritone Gerard Souzay.

10.30am
This week, on the 4th of July, Americans are celebrating Independence Day, and Rob Cowan's guest is the American sociologist Richard Sennett, who has made his home in the UK. He originally wanted to become a musician, but a hand injury put paid to his chances of a professional playing career, and instead he pursued a PhD in the history of American civilisation.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice
Beethoven: Symphony No 6 in F, Op 68 (Pastoral)
SWR Symphony Orchestra
Michael Gielen (conductor).

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Thu 5 Jul 2012 09:00

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