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Monday - Rob Cowan with Kate Atkinson

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Trio Mediaeval ? Folk Songs, ECM 476 6179. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

Artists of the Week: Ensemble Wien-Berlin.

This week is National Storytelling Week (with National Libraries' Day this Saturday, 8th February) and Rob's guest is the award-winning author, Kate Atkinson. Kate's first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award in 1985, and she has been a critically acclaimed international bestselling author ever since. Her novel Case Histories introduced her readers to Jackson Brodie, former police inspector turned private investigator, and won the Saltire Book of the Year Award and the Prix Westminster, while When Will There Be Good News? was voted Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year. Her latest novel, Life After Life, recently won the 2013 Costa Novel Award. Kate was awarded an MBE in the Queen's 2011 Birthday Honours, for services to literature.

Piano Concerto in A minor
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Mon 3 Feb 2014 09:00

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Place that Piece

Answer: Rome.

The music played:

Fountains of Rome
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Fritz Reiner (conductor)
RCA 09026 614012

Sarah is in the Get Playing Virtual Orchestra

Get Playing - Virtual Orchestra

1,200 amateur musicians across the UK.Over 50 instruments.1 incredible Virtual Orchestra.

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.

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

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