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Wednesday - Rob Cowan

3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 04 September 2013

Today we have a new feature for Wednesdays: Lucky Dip. Be surprised between 11 and 12 as Rob dips into his CD collection and shares a piece - it could be a recent discovery, an old favourite, or simply something that just has to be heard. Expect the unexpected!

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, Osmo Vänskä recommends Janacek's Glagolitic Mass.

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.

Essential Choice
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä (conductor)
BIS SACD 1825/6.

Music Played

17 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    Three clips from well-known symphonies were played. Each has a number: add the first to the second and take away the third. When you have an answer, apply that number to a symphony by Joseph Haydn - what would you be saying?

    Answer: "Farewell" (Haydn's Symphony No. 45)

    The music played:


    1st mvmt Symphony No. 41 ‘Jupiter’
    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    Riccardo Muti (conductor)
    PHILIPS 442 126 2



    Symphony No. 5: Adagietto
    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
    Bernard Haitink (conductor)
    PHILIPS 442 050 2



    Symphony No. 1: Scherzo
    Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
    Paavo Järvi (conductor)
    RCA 88697338352

    = 45


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