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Friday - 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.

Rob's Essential Choice:
Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 23
Emil Gilels (piano)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Fritz Reiner (conductor)

Release date:

3 hours

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Fri 7 Feb 2014 09:00

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Only Connect

The connection was the Rolls-Royce Merlin Engine, which powered Spitfires, Mosquitoes and


The music played:

Spitfire Prelude and Fugue
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Charles Groves (conductor)
EMI CDM 567 222 2  


Ron Goodwin
Theme from ‘633 Squadron’
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Ron Goodwin (conductor)
NAXOS 857057576    


Eric Coates
Dambusters March
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Charles Groves (conductor)

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