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Friday - Rob Cowan

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.

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Fri 15 Feb 2013 09:00

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

Hear the classical music chosen by our guests in full via BBC Playlister

Essential Choices on BBC Playlister - archive.

Essential Choices on BBC Playlister - archive.

Explore the Essential Choices via BBC Playlister as chosen by Rob Cowan and Sarah Walker.