Friday - 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:
Antal Dorati (conductor)
MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE.
Today's Brainteaser Answer - Only Connect
Answer: The connection was Clothing: Hat, Bolero, Clogs.
The music played:
Fandango (Dance of the Miller’s Wife) from The Three-Cornered Hat
Rafael Frübeck de Burgos (conductor)
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Boston Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink (conductor)
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Hérold arr. Lanchbery
The Clog Dance from La Fille Mal Gardee
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
John Lanchbery (conductor)
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