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Monday - Rob Cowan with Alice Goodman

A selection of music with Rob Cowan, whose guest at 10.30am is Rev. Alice Goodman.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Carlo Maria Giulini - The London Years, and at 9.30: Transports of Delight - today's brainteaser.

Artist of the Week: Claudio Abbado. One of the greatest conductors of his time, Abbado passed away earlier this year at the age of 80. Rob explores his rich recording legacy featuring the various orchestras he conducted and founded, including: Lucerne Festival, Orchestra Mozart, Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestra of La Scala Milan.

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the ordination of the first women priests in the Church of England, and Rob's guest is the American poet, librettist and priest, Rev. Alice Goodman. Alice is perhaps best known for writing the libretti for two operas by John Adams: Nixon in China and The Death of Klinghoffer. She was raised as a Reform Jew, but converted to Christianity as an adult (while working on The Death of Klinghoffer). In 2006, she took up the post of chaplain at Trinity College, Cambridge, and in 2011 became Rector of a group of parishes in Cambridgeshire. Alice is married to the British poet, Geoffrey Hill.

West Side Story
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Mon 10 Mar 2014 09:00

Today's Brainteaser Answer

The 'Transport of Delight' was a Sleigh.

The music:


Sleigh Ride

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Sir Thomas Beecham

EMI CDM 567555-2

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