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Friday - Rob Cowan

3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 22 February 2013

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass Live CSOR 901 1103

A daily brainteaser, and performances by the Artist of the Week, violinist Ida Haendel.

Rob Cowan's guest this week is the Geoffrey Robertson QC. Founder and head of Doughty Street Chambers, Geoffrey Robertson serves as a Master of the Bench at the Middle Temple, a recorder, and visiting professor at Queen Mary, University of London. He is a 'distinguished jurist' member of the United Nations Justice Council, having served as the first President of the Special Court in Sierra Leone and He has argued many landmark cases in media, constitutional and criminal law in the European Court of Human Rights, the House of Lords, the Privy Council and Commonwealth courts.

The Story of Music in 50 Pieces
No. 39: Dvorak: Symphony No.9 (From the New World).

Music Played

16 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

    Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev Mercutio (Romeo & Juliet)

    Performers: Roman Rabinovich (piano)


  • 9.03: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Image for Bach arr. Eric Crees

      Bach arr. Eric Crees Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor, BWV 582

      Performers: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass

      CSOR 901 1103

  • Image for Gustav Holst

    Gustav Holst Invocation for cello and orchestra, Op. 19 No. 2

    Performers: Alexander Baillie (cello), London Philharmonic Orchestra, David Atherton (conductor)


  • Image for Georg Philipp Telemann

    Georg Philipp Telemann Fantasy for solo flute in G major

    Performers: Rachel Brown (flute)


  • 9.30:

    • Image for Today's Brainteaser

      Today's Brainteaser Only Connect - Prometheus

  • 9.32: Artist of the Week - Ida Haendel

    • Image for Felix Mendelssohn

      Felix Mendelssohn On Wings of Song

      Performers: Ida Haendel (violin), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)

      TESTAMENT SBT 1259

  • Image for Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky March and Polacca from Act 3 of Sleeping Beauty

    Performers: Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev (conductor)

    DG 457 634 2

  • Image for Heinichen

    Heinichen Pastorale in A major

    Performers: Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel (director)

    ARCHIV 447 644 2

  • 9.55: Artist of the Week - Ida Haendel

    • Image for Jean Sibelius

      Jean Sibelius Violin Concerto

      Performers: Ida Haendel (violin), Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Karel Ancerl (conductor)

      SUPRAPHON SU 4024 2

  • 10.30: Geoffrey Robertson QC's Choices

    • Image for Richard Wagner

      Richard Wagner Götterdämmerung (conclusion)

      Performers: Brünnhilde: Eva Marton (soprano), Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor)

      EMI CDS7544852

  • Image for Emmanuel Chabrier

    Emmanuel Chabrier Souvenirs de Munich

    Performers: Walter and Beatriz Klien (piano duet)

    TURNABOUT 3037100142

  • Image for Trad arr. Britten

    Trad arr. Britten The Salley Gardens

    Performers: Ailish Tynan (soprano), Iain Burnside (piano)


  • 11am: The Story of Music

    • Image for Antonin Dvorak

      Antonin Dvorak Symphony No. 9 'From the New World'

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis (conductor)

      LSO LIVE LSO 0001

  • 11.50am

    • Image for Gershwin arr. Wild

      Gershwin arr. Wild Virtuoso Studies: Lady be good; Liza

      Performers: Earl Wild (piano)

      CHESKY CD32

  • Image for George Gershwin

    George Gershwin Virtuoso Studies: Lady be good

  • Image for George Gershwin

    George Gershwin Virtuoso Studies: Liza

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    Only Connect, from listener Tony Smith, Sutton Coldfield. The connection was Prometheus.

    The music played:

    Overture: The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
    Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
    Herbert von Karajan (conductor)
    DG 415 833 2

    Prometheus - Symphonic Poem, S.99
    London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Georg Solti (conductor)
    DECCA 417 513 2

    Prometheus – Poem of Fire, Op. 60
    The Philadelphia Orchestra
    Riccardo Muti (conductor)
    EMI CDC 754 112 2


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