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3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 09 May 2013

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Jean Fournet in Prague, SUPRAPHON SU 4122-2

A daily brainteaser, and performances by our Artist of the Week, flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal.

Rob Cowan's guest this week is the writer, broadcaster and critic, Sarah Dunant. Sarah is the author of the international bestseller The Birth of Venus, which has received major worldwide acclaim, and In the Company of the Courtesan. With the publication of Sacred Hearts she completed a Renaissance trilogy, bringing voice to the lives of three different women in three different historical contexts. Her most recent novel, based on the lives of the Borgias and entitled Blood and Beauty, was published earlier this month. Sarah was a founding vice patron of the Orange Prize for women's fiction. She sits on the editorial board of the Royal Academy magazine, and reviews for The Times, The Guardian, and The Independent on Sunday.

11am: Rob's Essential Choice

Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Britten (conductor).

Music Played

17 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Domenico Scarlatti

    Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in A major, K.39

    Performers: Vladimir Horowitz (piano)

    SONY 517487 2

  • 9.02am

    • Image for Giuseppe Verdi

      Giuseppe Verdi La Forza del destino: Sinfonia

      Performers: Filharmonica della Scala, Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

      DECCA 478 3559

  • 9.10: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Image for César Franck

      César Franck Intermede symphonique (from Redemption)  

      Performers: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Jean Fournet (conductor)

      SUPRAPHON SU 4122-2

  • 9.23am

    • Image for Henry Purcell

      Henry Purcell Sonata in G minor, Z807

      Performers: London Baroque

      HARMONIA MUNDI HMA 1951327

  • 9.30am

    • Image for Today's Brainteaser

      Today's Brainteaser Who am I?

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

  • 9.31: Artist of the Week - Jean-Pierre Rampal

    • Image for Joseph Haydn

      Joseph Haydn Trio in G, Hob IV/4

      Performers: Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute), Wolfgang Schulz (flute), Gilbert Audin (bassoon)

      SONY SK 48061

  • 9.37am

    • Image for Leonard Bernstein

      Leonard Bernstein Prelude, Fugue and Riffs

      Performers: Benny Goodman (clarinet), Columbia Jazz Combo, Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

      SONY SM3K 47162

  • 9.47am

    • Image for Frédéric Chopin

      Frédéric Chopin Grande valse brilliante in E flat, Op. 18

      Performers: Arthur Rubinstein (piano)

      RCA 88697687122

  • 9.54am

    • Image for Suk

      Suk Appassionata (4 Pieces, Op.17 No.2)

      Performers: Ginette Neveu (violin), Jean Neveu (piano)

      DUTTON CDBP 9710

  • 10am: Artist of the Week - Jean-Pierre Rampal

    • Image for Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

      Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev Sonata in D, Op. 94

      Performers: Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute), Alfred Holecek (piano)

      SUPRAPHON SU 3711-2 101

  • 10.24am

    • Image for Sweelinck

      Sweelinck Est-ce Mars

      Performers: Margit Kern (accordian), Katharina Bauml (shawms)

      GENUIN GEN11219

  • 10.30: Sarah Dunant's Choice

    • Image for George Frideric Handel

      George Frideric Handel Messiah: 'I know that my redeemer liveth'

      Performers: Judith Nelson (soprano), Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood (conductor)

      L’OISEAU LYRE 430 4882

  • 10.44: Sarah Dunant's Choice

    • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

      Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude No. 1 in C major

      Performers: Daniel Barenboim (piano)

      WARNER 2564 63165-2

  • 10.50: Sarah Dunant's Choice

    • Image for Cipriano de Rore

      Cipriano de Rore Hor che 'l ciel e la terra e 'l vento tace

      Performers: Musica Secreta

      LINN CKD 169

  • 10.58am

    • Image for Henry Purcell

      Henry Purcell Hark the echoing air (The Fairy Queen)

      Performers: Dorothee Mields (soprano), Lautten Compagney Berlin, Wolfgang Katschner (director)

      CARUS 83.435

  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Image for Benjamin Britten

      Benjamin Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten (conductor)

      DECCA 425 6592

  • 11.17am

    • Image for Antonin Dvorak

      Antonin Dvorak Piano Trio in F minor, Op. 65

      Performers: Suk Trio

      SUPRAPHON SU35452

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    Who am I? Ginette Neveu


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