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Wednesday - Rob Cowan

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Paavo Berglund - The Bournemouth Years and at 9.30 our brainteaser: Back to the Beginning.

Artist of the Week: Brigitte Fassbaender

Rob's guest this week is the stage and screen actress, Penelope Wilton. Currently appearing on our screens as Isobel Crawley in Downton Abbey, Penelope is also well known for her film appearances including Cry Freedom, where she played the South African anti-apartheid activist Wendy Woods, and The History Boys. In 2004 in she was made OBE for her services to drama.

Rob's Essential Choice
Violin Sonata
Arthur Grumiaux (violin)
István Hajdu (piano)

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!

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Wed 30 Oct 2013 09:00

Back to the Beginning

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Ride of the Valkyries

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Klaus Tennstedt (conductor)

EMI CZS 568616 2

Music in Time – The Romantic Collection

Music in Time – The Romantic Collection

Putting pieces of music in their historical context.

Music in Time – The Modern Collection

Music in Time – The Modern Collection

Masterworks of modern music.

It's time to Get Playing

David Baddiel

Find details and join David Baddiel in the Last Night of the Proms Virtual Orchestra.

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

Hear the classical music chosen by our guests on the BBC Music website