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Friday - Rob Cowan

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: British Light Classics

9.30-10.30am
A daily brainteaser, and performances by our Artist of the Week, Dennis Brain.

10.30am
In the week that celebrates World Environment Day, Rob's guest is Dr George McGavin, author, lecturer, explorer and television presenter. George has used his expertise in biology and entomology to present several BBC series: most recently Planet Ant: Life inside the Colony, and also Expedition, Afterlife and The Dark. George is a regular contributor to The One Show and has several insect species named in his honour. He worked for 25 years at Oxford University and taught biological and human sciences and he now gives talks about insects, ecology, evolution, conservation and exploration. He is a fellow of the Linnean Society and the Royal Geographical Society and an Honorary Fellow of The Society of Biology.

11am
20 Great Works celebrating British music
Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn & strings
Martyn Hill (tenor)
Frank Lloyd (horn)
City of London Sinfonia
Richard Hickox (conductor).

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Fri 7 Jun 2013 09:00

Music in Time – The Romantic Collection

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Music in Time – The Modern Collection

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Masterworks of modern music.

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

Hear the classical music chosen by our guests on the BBC Music website