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Friday - Rob Cowan

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 28 June 2013

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: York Bowen Piano Works, performed by Joop Celis.

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

10.30am
This week, Rob's guest is the Irish award-winning writer Colm Toibin: essayist, playwright, journalist, critic and poet. His work as a journalist and writer includes 'Bad Blood: A Walk Along the Irish Border' (1987) and 'The Sign of the Cross: Travels in Catholic Europe' (1994). His novels include: 'The Blackwater Lightship' (1999, shortlisted for the Booker Prize and made into a film starring Angela Lansbury), 'The Master' (2004, winner of the Dublin IMPAC Prize; the Prix du Meilleur Livre; the LA Times Novel of the Year; and shortlisted for the Booker Prize) and 'Brooklyn' (2009, winner of the Costa Novel of the Year). His short story collections are 'Mothers and Sons' (2006, winner of the Edge Hill Prize) and 'The Empty Family (2010). His play 'Beauty in a Broken Place' was performed at the Peacock Theatre in Dublin in 2004. His other books include: 'The Modern Library: the 200 Best Novels Since 1950' (with Carmen Callil) and 'All a Novelist Needs: Essays on Henry James' (2010). He has edited 'The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction'. He is a regular contributor to the Dublin Review, the New York Review of Books and the London Review of Books.

11am
20 Great British Works

Tippett: Concerto for Double String Orchestra
Moscow Chamber Orchestra & Bath Festival Orchestra
Rudolf Barshai (conductor).

Music Played

23 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven
    00:59

    Ludwig van Beethoven Beethoven - Symphony No. 2

  • Image for Gabriel Fauré
    01:35

    Gabriel Fauré Clair de lune, Op. 46 No. 2

  • Image for Edward Elgar
    01:39

    Edward Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85: 4th movement

  • Image for Erwin Schulhoff
    01:51

    Erwin Schulhoff Symphony No. 5: 3rd movement

  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven
    02:02

    Ludwig van Beethoven 11 Bagatelles for piano (Op.119), no.7 in C major;

    Beethoven: Bagatelles for Piano: Kovacevich, Philips, 14

  • Image for Sir Michael Tippett
    02:04

    Sir Michael Tippett Concerto for Double String Orchestra

  • Image for Joseph Haydn
    02:27

    Joseph Haydn Piano Sonata No. 55 in B flat, Hob.XVI:41

  • Image for Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin
    02:39

    Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin The Poem of Ecstacy, Op. 54

  • Image for Jean Françaix

    Jean Françaix Concertino in G for piano and orchestra: I. Presto leggiero

    Performers: Claude Françaix (piano), London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati (conductor)

    MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 478 5092

  • Image for Richard Heuberger

    Richard Heuberger Overture to Der Opernball

    Performers: Vienna Philharmonic, Rudolf Kempe (conductor)

    TESTAMENT STB12 1281

  • 9.10: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Image for York Bowen

      York Bowen Suite Mignonne, Op. 39

      Performers: Joop Celis (piano)

      CHANDOS CHAN 10774

  • Image for Antonio Vivaldi

    Antonio Vivaldi Cello Concerto in B flat, RV 423

    Performers: Roel Dieltiens (cello and direction), Ensemble Explorations

    HARMONIA MUNDI HMG 508235.36

  • 9.30am

    • Image for Today's Brainteaser

      Today's Brainteaser Only Connect

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

  • Image for Suk

    Suk Love Song, op.7 no.1

    Performers: David Oistrakh (violin), Vladimir Yampolsky (piano)

    EMI 2 14727 2

  • Image for Frederick Delius

    Frederick Delius A Late Lark

    Performers: Antony Rolf Johnson (tenor), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Eric Fenby (conductor)

    HERITAGE HTGCD 700

  • Image for Hector Berlioz

    Hector Berlioz Le Corsair

    Performers: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch

    SONY 88697720602

  • 9.58: Artist of the Week - Mikhail Pletnev

    • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

      Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 36

      Performers: Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev (conductor)

      DG 478 4217

  • 10.30: Colm Tóibín's Choices

    • Image for Gabriel Fauré

      Gabriel Fauré Clair de lune, Op. 46 No. 2

      Performers: Victoria de los Angeles (soprano), Gerald Moore (piano)

      EMI 5 65061 2

  • Image for Edward Elgar

    Edward Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85: 4th movement

    Performers: Pablo Casals (cello), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Boult (conductor)

    NAXOS 8.110305

  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven Bagatelle in C, op.119 no.7

    Performers: Stephen Kovacevich

    PHILIPS 426 976-2

  • 11am: 20 Works celebrating British Music

    • Image for Tippett

      Tippett Concerto for Double String Orchestra

      Performers: Moscow Chamber Orchestra & Bath Festival Orchestra, Rudolf Barshai (conductor)

      EMI 6 63522 2

  • 11.23am

    • Image for Joseph Haydn

      Joseph Haydn Piano Sonata No. 55 in B flat, Hob XVI:41

      Performers: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)

      CHANDOS CHAN 10763

  • 11.35: Artist of the Week - Mikhail Pletnev

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    Only Connect: the connection was Pirates.

    The music played:

    Berlioz
    Overture ‘Le Corsair’
    Montreal Symphony Orchestra
    Charles Dutoit (conductor)
    DECCA 452 064 2

    Sullivan
    The Pirates of Penzance: 'With cat-like tread'
    Chorus of Pirates: Chorus of Welsh National Opera
    Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
    Charles Mackerras (conductor)
    TELARC CD80353

    Ravel
    The orgiastic/warlike Dance of the Pirates (Daphnis and Chloe)
    Montreal Symphony Orchestra
    Charles Dutoit (conductor)
    DECCA 458 605 2

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