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Monday - Rob Cowan

Essential Classics guests in the month-long Baroque Spring season include baroque music enthusiasts, and this week Rob Cowan is joined by renowned jeweller, Kevin Coates. Kevin is an award-winning independent artist-goldsmith who creates one-off jewels, larger ceremonial silver items, medals, and small sculpture. He is known for his extraordinary technical virtuosity and symbolic imagery, which is drawn from mythology, folklore, music and mathematics. His work appears in private and public collections worldwide, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Museums of Scotland, the British Museum, the Silver Trust for No. 10 Downing Street, and the Goldsmiths' Company, London. He is also an accomplished instrumentalist, specialising in Baroque and early Classical music, and formed the Duo Vinaccia with his wife, Nel Romano.

Each week in Baroque Spring we feature pioneers of the Baroque repertoire as our Artists of the Week, and this week's artist is Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

Each day on Essential Classics throughout the season, Simon Heighes offers his "Baroque Bites" insights into what is so special about the Baroque period: quirky looks at the composers; glimpses of the world as it was at the time; the musical treasures of the period. These Baroque Bites will all be available as downloads after broadcast.

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Constantin Silvestri - The Complete EMI Recordings EMI ICON 7 23347 2.

9.30-10.30am
A daily brainteaser, and performances by our Baroque Spring Artist of the Week, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, one of the great pioneers of early music performance.

10.30am
Essential Classics guests in the month-long Baroque Spring season include baroque music enthusiasts, and this week Rob Cowan is joined by renowned jeweller, Kevin Coates. Kevin is an award-winning independent artist-goldsmith who creates one-off jewels, larger ceremonial silver items, medals, and small sculpture. He is known for his extraordinary technical virtuosity and symbolic imagery, which is drawn from mythology, folklore, music and mathematics. His work appears in private and public collections worldwide, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Museums of Scotland, the British Museum, the Silver Trust for No. 10 Downing Street, and the Goldsmiths' Company, London. He is also an accomplished instrumentalist, specialising in Baroque and early Classical music, and formed the Duo Vinaccia with his wife, Nel Romano.

11am
Mozart: Piano Concerto in F, K.459
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

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