Friday - Rob Cowan
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Leopold Stokowski: The Stereo Collection RCA RED SEAL 88691916852
A daily brainteaser, and performances by the Artist of the Week, pianist Shura Cherkassky.
Rob Cowan's guest this week of Hallowe'en is the international best-selling author and broadcaster Kate Mosse. Kate has enjoyed widespread acclaim for her novels. Labyrinth was a New York Times bestselling novel, winning the Best Read category at the British Book Awards 2006, and was the biggest selling title of 2006. Sepulchre, the second in the Languedoc Trilogy, was also an international bestseller, while Citadel, the final novel in the trilogy, was published in September this year. Kate is the co-founder and Honorary Director of the Orange Prize for Fiction, now the Woman's Prize for Fiction.
As well as fiction, Kate currently writes columns for The Bookseller, The Times, The Sunday Times, the Guardian, the Independent and the Financial Times.
She is also a popular broadcaster, and appears as a regular guest on BBC One's Breakfast News, BBC Two's The Review Show and as a guest presenter on A Good Read for BBC Radio 4.
Rob's Essential Choice
Bruckner: Te Deum
Maria Stader (soprano)
Sieglinde Wagner (contralto)
Ernst Haefliger (tenor)
Peter Lagger (bass)
Choir of the Deutschen Oper Berlin
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Eugen Jochum (conductor)
DG 457 7432.