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Friday - Rob Cowan

3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 14 June 2013

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Dance Mix featuring the Baltimore Symphony conducted by David Zinman

A daily brainteaser, and performances by our Artist of the Week, the cellist Raphael Wallfisch

This week Rob's guest is the writer and clinical psychologist, Frank Tallis. He has held lecturing posts at the Institute of Psychiatry and King's College, London. He has written self help manuals (How to Stop Worrying, Understanding Obsessions and Compulsions) non-fiction for the general reader (Changing Minds, Hidden Minds, Love Sick), academic text books and papers in international journals. He is also a successful novelist, with works including Vienna Blood and Fatal Lies, part of the popular Liebermann Paper detective series, set in Vienna in the early 20th century, a time when the foundations of modern forensic science were being laid.

20 Great British Works

Britten: Four Sea Interludes
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Benjamin Britten (conductor).

Music Played

16 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Erik Satie

    Erik Satie Cancan grand-mondain (from La belle exentrique)

    Performers: L’orchestre de Satie, Yutaka Sado (conductor)

    ERATO 8573 85827-2

  • Image for Franz von Suppé

    Franz von Suppé Poet and Peasant: Overture

    Performers: Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Paray (conductor)


  • 9.12: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Image for Dominick Argento

      Dominick Argento The Dream of Valentino: Tango

      Performers: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman (conductor)

      ARGO 444 454-2

  • Image for Robert Carver

    Robert Carver O Bone Jesu a 19

    Performers: The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor)

    CORO COR16051

  • 9.30:

    • Image for Today's Brainteaser

      Today's Brainteaser Only Connect

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

  • 9.32: Artist of the Week - Raphael Wallfisch

    • Image for Antonio Vivaldi

      Antonio Vivaldi Cello Concerto in A minor, RV 422

      Performers: Raphael Wallfisch (cello), City of London Sinfonia, Nicholas Kraemer (director and harpsichord)

      NAXOS 8.550908

  • Image for Frédéric Chopin

    Frédéric Chopin Valse brillante in A flat, Op. 34 No. 1

    Performers: Artur Rubinstein (piano)

    RCA RD89564

  • Image for Dmitri Shostakovich

    Dmitri Shostakovich Cheryomushki (Ballet and Waltz)

    Performers: Philadephia Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

    DECCA 478 4801

  • 10am: Artist of the Week - Raphael Wallfisch

    • Image for Rubbra

      Rubbra Sonata in G minor, Op. 60

      Performers: Raphael Wallfisch (cello), John York (piano)

      MARCO POLO 8.223718

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Ei parte…Senti…Per pieta, ben mio, perdona (Cosi fan tutte, K588)

    Performers: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

    PHILIPS 478 4801

  • 10.30: Frank Tallis' Choices

    • Image for Sir Richard Rodney Bennett

      Sir Richard Rodney Bennett Elegy (from Concerto for Stan Getz)

      Performers: John Harle (saxophone), BBC Concert Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth (conductor)

      ARGO 443 529-2

  • Image for Gustav Mahler

    Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 7: Scherzo

    Performers: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Gielen (conductor)


  • Image for Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Un poco di Chopin, Op 72 No 15

    Performers: Mikhail Pletnev (piano)

    DG 00289 477 5378

  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Image for Benjamin Britten

      Benjamin Britten Four Sea Interludes (Peter Grimes)

      Performers: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten (conductor)

      DECCA 425 659-2

  • 11.17am

    • Image for Sir William Walton

      Sir William Walton Violin Sonata

      Performers: Nash Ensemble: Marianne Thorsen (violin), Ian Brown (piano)

      HYPERION CDA67340

  • Image for Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Theme and Variations (Suite No 4 in G, Op 61, Mozartiana)

    Performers: New Philharmonia Orchestra, Antal Dorati (conductor)

    PHILIPS 478 4788

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    Only Connect: the connection was Jeux (Games).

    The music played:

    The Cleveland Orchestra
    Pierre Boulez (conductor)
    DG 439 896 2

    Dance of the Joker (Jeu de Cartes) – Ballet in 3 deals
    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
    Neeme Järvi (conductor)

    Trompette et tambour (1st mvmt from Jeux d’Enfants, Op. 22)
    Concertgebouw Orchestra
    Bernard Haitink (conductor)
    PHILIPS 416 437 2


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