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Wednesday - Rob Cowan

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Irving and Gamley present a Musical Merry-Go-Round and Famous Evergreens

A daily brainteaser, and performances by our Artists of the Week, the pianist Murray Perahia.

Rob's guest in National Gardening Week is Alys Fowler. Alys has been a gardener since her teens, and after leaving school trained with the Royal Horticultural Society, the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and the New York Botanical Gardens. She later worked as a journalist on Horticulture Week and Landscape Review and joined BBC TV's Gardeners' World team first as a horticultural researcher and later as Head Gardener at the programme's Berryfields garden. She has also presented on Hampton Court Flower Show. Her books include The Thrifty Gardener, The Edible Garden and The Thrifty Forager.

Rob's Essential Choice

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.1 in F sharp minor, Op.1
Byron Janis (piano)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Fritz Reiner (conductor).

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Wed 17 Apr 2013 09:00

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