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Friday - Rob Cowan

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 31 August 2012

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Szymon Goldberg and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra RETROSPECTIVE 93407

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, guitarist, Andres Segovia.

10.30am
Rob Cowan's guest on Essential Classics this week is the writer and critic Paul Bailey, who won a scholarship to The Central School of Speech and Drama, and began his career as an actor. In 1967 he became a freelance writer. He was awarded the E.M. Forster Award in 1974 and the George Orwell Prize for his essay 'The Limitations' of Despair' in 1978. His novels, 'Peter Smart's Confessions' (1977) and 'Gabriel's Lament' (1986), were both shortlisted for the Booker Prize, he has written plays for radio and TV and his non-fiction writings include biographies of Cynthia Payne and Quentin Crisp.

Music Played

14 items
  • Image for Bach arr. Holst

    Bach arr. Holst Fugue à la Gigue, BWV 577

    Performers: BBC Philharmonic, Leonard Slatkin (conductor)

    CHANDOS CHAN 9835

  • 9.03am [0.03]: ROB'S ESSENTIAL CD OF THE WEEK

    • Image for Joseph Haydn

      Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 44 in E minor

      Performers: Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Szymon Goldberg (conductor)

      RETROSPECTIVE 93407

  • 9.26am [0.26]

    • Image for Gabriel Fauré

      Gabriel Fauré Sicilienne, Op. 78

      Performers: Alban Gerhardt (cello), Cecile Licad (piano)

      HYPERION CDA67872

  • 9.32am [0.32]: ARTIST OF THE WEEK - ANDRES SEGOVIA

    • Image for Luis de Narváez

      Luis de Narváez Variations on 'Guárdame Las Vacas'

      Performers: Andrés Segovia (guitar)

      UNIVERSAL UMD80467

  • 9.40am [0.40]

    • Image for Franz Liszt

      Franz Liszt Festklänge

      Performers: Vienna Academy Orchestra, Martin Haselböck (conductor)

      MEMBRAN 60255

  • 10.00am [1.00]

    • Image for Jacques Offenbach

      Jacques Offenbach Orpheus in the Underworld: Overture to 1858 original production

      Performers: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, Michel Plasson (conductor)

      EMI CDS 749472-2

  • 10.04am [1.04]

    • Image for Jacques Offenbach

      Jacques Offenbach Orpheus in the Underworld: Overture to 1860 Vienna production

      Performers: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Rudolf Kempe (conductor)

      TESTAMENT SBT1277

  • 10.15am [1.15]: ARTIST OF THE WEEK - ANDRES SEGOVIA

    • Image for Gaspar Sanz

      Gaspar Sanz Españoletta

      Performers: Andrés Segovia (guitar)

      UNIVERSAL UMD 80467

  • Image for Pedrell

    Pedrell Gutiarreo

    Performers: Andrés Segovia (guitar)

    DG 471 697-2

  • 10.18am [1.18]

    • Image for César Franck

      César Franck Eolides

      Performers: Suisse Romande Orchestra, Ernest Ansermet (conductor)

      DG 476 2800

  • 10.30am [1.30]: PAUL BAILEY'S CHOICES

    • Image for Bach arr. Webern

      Bach arr. Webern Fuga (Ricercata) a 6 voci (Musical Offering, BWV 1079)

      Performers: Berlin Philharmonic, Pierre Boulez (conductor)

      DG 447 099-2

  • 10.40am [1.40]: ROB'S PERSONAL SHOPPER PIECE FOR PAUL

    • Image for Paul Constantinescu

      Paul Constantinescu Suite for piano: 1st movement, Joc

      Performers: Mihaela Ursuleasa (piano)

      BERLIN CLASSICS 0016642BC

  • 10.45am [1.45]

    • Image for Bedrich Smetana

      Bedrich Smetana The Swallows are Back (Three Female Choruses)

      Performers: Czech Philharmonic Chorus, Josef Veselka (chorus master)

      SUPRAPHON SU3040-2

  • 10.47am [1.47]

    • Image for Benjamin

      Benjamin Benjamin - Concerto in C minor on themes by Cimarosa

      Performers: Heinz Holliger (oboe), I Musici

      BRILLIANT CLASSICS 94054

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    Only Connect: the connection was the ancient Greek hero, Orpheus.

    The music played:

    Monteverdi
    Orfeo (opening)
    Concentus Musicus Wien
    Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)
    TELDEC 2292424942

    Gluck
    "Che faro..." (Orpheus et Euridice)
    Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano)
    Lyon Opera Orchestra
    John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
    EMI 5568852

    Offenbach
    Overture (Orpheus in the Underworld)
    Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse
    Michel Plasson (conductor)
    EMI CDS 749 472

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