Wednesday - Rob Cowan: Sound of Cinema
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: The Vagabond: Bryn Terfel/Malcolm Martineau, DG; and at 9.30 our brainteaser - Puzzle.
Artists of the Week: Beaux Arts Trio
Rob's guest this week is film, stage and television actress Olivia Williams. Olivia made her film debut in The Postman, and later won the lead role of Rosemary Cross in Wes Anderson's Rushmore. She then starred as Bruce Willis's wife in the blockbuster The Sixth Sense, a film she would later parody during her brief appearance in British sit-com Spaced. Other film credits include Lucky Break, An Education, Hanna, and Roman Polanski's The Ghost, for which she won several major awards. On TV, Olivia portrayed British author Jane Austen in Miss Austen Regrets, and was cast as Adelle DeWitt in Joss Whedon's Dollhouse. She writes a monthly column in The Telegraph and is currently starring in Ingmar Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage at the St James Theatre, London.
Sound of Cinema with Neil Brand, who introduces his personal choice of Music that made the Movies:
Copland: Suite from The Heiress
Also in this hour, Lucky Dip: 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!
Today's Brainteaser Answer
Puzzle. The link was a letter connection between the name of each composer – Copland was the first composer, and Copland’s name ends with 'D', which is the starting letter for Dvorak (the second composer). Dvorak ends in 'K', the first letter of Kodaly’s name.
The music played:
Fanfare for the Common Man
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin (conductor)
EMI 381 498 2
Slavonic Dance in G minor, Op. 46 No. 8
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Rafael Kubelik (conductor)
Hary Janos Suite, Op. 35A - Prelude: The Fairy Tale Begins
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Charles Dutoit (conductor)
DECCA 444 322 2