Monday - Rob Cowan
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Stephen Hough - French Album: HYPERION CDA67890; and at 9.30 our daily brainteaser.
'Proms Artist Recommends'. A chance to hear a work recommended by an artist appearing in tonight's Prom. Today, Baiba Skride recommends Schumann's Violin Concerto in D minor.
Rob's guest this week is author and screenwriter Patrick Gale. Patrick has written a number of novels, his latest being A Perfectly Good Man, as well as short stories, novellas and a non-fiction book about the American novelist Armistead Maupin. He chaired the St Endellion Summer Music Festival in its Golden Jubilee year and also works as a book reviewer for The Daily Telegraph. When he is not writing he spends his time raising cattle and playing the baroque 'cello.
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 4 in C minor, Op. 44
Aldo Ciccolini (piano)
Orchestre de Paris
Serge Baudo (conductor)
EMI 586 129 2.