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Wednesday - Rob Cowan with Bill Oddie

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Bach - Mihaela Ursuleasa - Romanian Rhapsody BERLIN CLASSICS 16642BC. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

Artist of the Week: Antal Dorati.

This week marks the 125th anniversary of the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds), and Rob's guest is the wildlife presenter, writer, musician and conservationist, Bill Oddie. Bill became famous as one of The Goodies, having previously written scripts for TV's That Was The Week That Was while a student at Cambridge. He was also a key member of the BBC radio series I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again, where many of his musical compositions were featured. Since the 1990s, he has become better known as a presenter of BBC wildlife programmes.

Rob's Essential Choice:
Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral'
London Symphony Orchestra
Antal Dorati (conductor)

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Wed 19 Feb 2014 09:00

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Intros

Answer: The three introductions were all from songs all by Schubert.

The music played:

Gute Nacht – Winterreise, D.911 No.1
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
Jörg Demus (piano)
DG 447 421 2      

An die Laute Op. 81/2, D.905
Fritz Wunderlich (tenor)
Hubert Giesen (piano)
DG  435 149 2     

An die Musik, D.547
Monica Groop (mezzo-soprano)
Rudolf Jansen (piano)

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