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Thursday - 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, Xian Zhang recommends Puccini: Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut.

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
Bruckner: Mass No. 2 in E minor
Bavarian Radio Chorus and Orchestra
Eugen Jochum (conductor)
DG 432 127 2.

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Thu 5 Sep 2013 09:00

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