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Friday - Rob Cowan

3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 15 February 2013

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Bach Keyboard Music played by Ralph Kirkpatrick.

A daily brainteaser, and performances by the Artist of the Week, conductor Bernard Haitink.

Rob Cowan's guest this week is the actress Imogen Stubbs. She has appeared in many plays throughout her career including spells at the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare company. She recently played Mennna in Hamish Pirie's production of Tim Price's new play Salt, Root and Roe for the Donmar Trafalgar which has been nominated for the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre. Recent screen work includes a guest lead role in Parents, a comedy drama starring Sally Phillips, and a guest lead on Switch. Imogen is also a writer, co-writing and directing, Snow on Saturday, for which she won Best British Short Film. She has also written two plays, We Happy Few and Grace, and contributed extensively as a writer for newspapers and magazines.

The Story of Music in 50 Pieces
No. 29: Berlioz
Symphonie fantastique.

Music Played

15 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Etude, Op. 40 No. 1

    Performers: Mikhail Pletnev (piano)

    BMG 74321 66975-2

  • Image for Sullivan

    Sullivan Overture: Iolanthe

    Performers: Pro Arte Orchestra, Malcolm Sargent (conductor)

    EMI CDS 7478318

  • 9.10: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

      Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto in A, BWV 1055

      Performers: Ralph Kirkpatrick (harpsichord), Lucerne Festival Strings, Rudolf Baumgartner (conductor)

      ARCHIV 477 0132

  • Image for Bedrich Smetana

    Bedrich Smetana Dance of the Comedians (The Bartered Bride, Act III)

    Performers: Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati (conductor)


  • 9.30am

    • Image for Today's Brainteaser

      Today's Brainteaser Only Connect

      Performers: The answer will appear at the bottom of this page at 12pm.

  • 9.32: Artist of the Week - Bernard Haitink

    • Image for Maurice Ravel

      Maurice Ravel Maurice Ravel - Alborado del gracioso

      Performers: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor)

      PHILIPS 438 745-2

  • Image for Giuseppe Tartini

    Giuseppe Tartini Violin Sonata in F, Op. 1 No. 2

    Performers: The Locatelli Trio


  • Image for Pablo de Sarasate

    Pablo de Sarasate Habanera, Op 21 No 2

    Performers: Alfredo Campoli (violin), Daphne Ibbott (piano)

    DECCA 433 938-2

  • Image for Johannes Brahms

    Johannes Brahms Serenade No. 2 in A, Op. 16

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor)

    LSO LIVE LSO0056

  • 10.30: Imogen Stubbs' Choices

    • Image for Shaun Davey

      Shaun Davey The Shipwreck and Illyria (from the music for the film Twelfth Night)

      Performers: Irish National Film Orchestra, Fiachra Trench (conductor)


  • Image for James Whitbourn

    James Whitbourn Kyrie (from Annelies)

    Performers: Westminster Williamson Voices, Bharat Chandra (clarinet), The Lincoln Trio, James Jordan (conductor)

    NAXOS 8.573070

  • Image for Johannes Brahms

    Johannes Brahms Es tönt ein voller Harflenklang (Gesänge Op. 17 No. 1)

    Performers: Jan Schroeder, Hans-Ulrich Winkler (horns); Julia Raines Hahn (harp), North German Radio Chorus, Günter Jena (conductor)

    DG 449 646-2

  • Image for Claude Debussy

    Claude Debussy Poissons d'or (Images II)

    Performers: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)

    DG 00289 477 8382

  • 11am: The Story of Music

    • Image for Hector Berlioz

      Hector Berlioz Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

      Performers: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch (conductor)

      RCA RD86210(2)

  • Image for Jean-Philippe Rameau

    Jean-Philippe Rameau Chaconne (Les indes galantes)

    Performers: Les musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski (conductor)

    DG 00289 477 8497

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    Only Connect: Habanera.

    The music played:

    Habanera (3rd movement Rapsodie Espagnole)
    Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Seiji Ozawa (conductor)
    DG 474 172 2

    Habanera, Op. 21 No. 2
    Alfredo Campoli (violin)
    Daphne Ibbott (piano)
    DECCA 433 938 2

    Habanera (Carmen)
    Maria Callas (soprano)
    Paris Opera Orchestra
    Georges Pretre (conductor)
    EMI CD-CFP 6012


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