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Monday - Rob Cowan

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 08 April 2013

This week Rob Cowan is joined by arts administrator and broadcaster Sir John Tusa. During the 1980s Sir John was a main presenter of BBC 2's Newsnight programme, after which he was managing director of the BBC World Service. From 1995 until 2007 he was managing director of the City of London's Barbican Arts Centre, and since 1998 he has been chairman of the board of the Wigmore Hall. He has written two books jointly with his historian wife Ann Tusa: The Nuremberg Trial and The Berlin Blockade. His writings on the arts include On Creativity, The Janus Aspect: Artists in the C20 and more recently, Engaged with the Arts: Writings from the Frontline (2007), which explores ways that the arts can be encouraged in climates where funding is constantly under threat. He continues to write and broadcast widely.

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Karajan Conducts Works Of The Great Composers: MAJOR CLASSICS M3CD305

9.30-10.30am
A daily brainteaser, and performances by our Artists of the Week, the pioneering Italian early music ensemble, Il Giardino Armonico.

10.30am
This week Rob Cowan is joined by arts administrator and broadcaster Sir John Tusa. During the 1980s Sir John was a main presenter of BBC 2's Newsnight programme, after which he was managing director of the BBC World Service. From 1995 until 2007 he was managing director of the City of London's Barbican Arts Centre, and since 1998 he has been chairman of the board of the Wigmore Hall. He has written two books jointly with his historian wife Ann Tusa: The Nuremberg Trial and The Berlin Blockade. His writings on the arts include On Creativity, The Janus Aspect: Artists in the C20 and more recently, Engaged with the Arts: Writings from the Frontline (2007), which explores ways that the arts can be encouraged in climates where funding is constantly under threat. He continues to write and broadcast widely.

11am.

Music Played

14 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Robert Schumann

    Robert Schumann Carnaval, Op. 9: Paganini

    Performers: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)

    WARNER 25646342624

  • 9.02: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Image for Franz Liszt

      Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C sharp minor

      Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

      MAJOR CLASSICS M3CD305

  • Image for Chopin arr. Godowksy

    Chopin arr. Godowksy Waltz No. 1 in E flat, Op. 18 'Grande valse brillante'

    Performers: Jorge Bolet (piano)

    DECCA 425 0592

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Divertimento, K.252

    Performers: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

    DG 471 4352

  • 9.30:

    • Image for Today's Brainteaser

      Today's Brainteaser Who's Dancing?

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

  • 9.38: Artists of the Week - Il Giardino Armonico

    • Image for Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

      Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber Battalia for Violin, Strings and Basso Continuo in D major

      Performers: Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini (conductor)

      TELDEC 3984214542

  • Image for Falla

    Falla Three-Cornered Hat: Dance of the Miller's Wife

    Performers: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel (conductor)

    DG 447 414-2

  • Image for George Frideric Handel

    George Frideric Handel Concerto Grosso in D, Op. 6 No. 5

    Performers: Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini (conductor)

    DG 478 0319

  • Image for Camille Saint-Saëns

    Camille Saint-Saëns Le Rouet d'Omphale, Op. 31

    Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (conductor)

    DECCA 475 4652

  • Image for Tchaikovsky

    Tchaikovsky Dumka, Op. 59

    Performers: Brigitte Engerer (piano)

    DECCA 4810009

  • 10.30: Sir John Tusa's Choices

    • Image for Joseph Haydn

      Joseph Haydn 'Nelson' Mass in D minor (conclusion): Sanctus; Benedictus; Agnus Dei qui tollis; Agnus De

      Performers: Felicity Lott (soprano), Carolyn Watkinson (mezzo-soprano), Maldwyn Davies (tenor), David Wilson-Johnson (bass), Choir of the English Concert, English Concert, Trevor Pinnock (conductor)

      ARCHIV 423 0972

  • Image for Antonio Bazzini

    Antonio Bazzini Dance of the Goblins

    Performers: Gil Shaham (violin), Jonathan Feldman (piano)

    DG 463 483-2

  • 11am

    • Image for Robert Schumann

      Robert Schumann Myrthen, Op. 25 (selection)

      Performers: The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday’s CD Review

  • 11.19am

    • Image for Antonin Dvorak

      Antonin Dvorak Piano Quartet in E flat, Op. 87

      Performers: Polina Leschenko (piano), Ilya Gringolts (violin), Nathan Brande (viola), Torleif Thedeen (cello)

      EMI 7211925

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    Who was dancing? Kastchei, from Stravinsky's ballet, The Firebird.

    The music played:

    Stravinsky
    The Firebird: Kastchei's Dance
    Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Lorin Maazel (conductor)
    DG 447 414-2

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