Thursday - Rob Cowan
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Constantin Silvestri - The Complete EMI Recordings: EMI ICON 7 23347 2.
A daily brainteaser, and performances by our Baroque Spring Artist of the Week, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, one of the great pioneers of early music performance.
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: Rob?s Essential Choice
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 8
Mark Elder (conductor)