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
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!
Back to the Beginning
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Ride of the Valkyries
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Klaus Tennstedt (conductor)EMI CZS 568616 2