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Tuesday - Rob Cowan with Oliver James

Rob Cowan's guest this week is the clinical and occupational psychologist, Oliver James. Also, at 9:30, our daily brainteaser: Originally Written For
9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Bach Transcriptions featuring Alexis Weissenberg and Bruno Leonardo Gelber. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

10am
Proms Artist of the Week: the Tallis Scholars

10:30
Rob's guest this week is the clinical and occupational psychologist, Oliver James, who also works as a writer, journalist, broadcaster and television documentary producer and presenter. His work includes various studies of modern-day living (the books Affluenza, Office Politics and Britain on the Couch - which was also a successful documentary series for Channel 4). He has written best-selling guides to parenting, and also on how to develop emotional health, and an approach to dementia (Contented Dementia).

11am
Rob's Essential Choice
Mahler
Symphony No.1
Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
David Zinman (conductor).

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Tue 5 Aug 2014 09:00

Today's Brainteaser answer: Originally Written For

The music played was originally written for harpsichord. It was an orchestration of Domenico Scarlatti's Sonata in D major L.361 / Kk.435.  The orchestrator was Vincenzo Tommasini.  It came from Tommasini's ballet: The Good-Humored Ladies.

Tommasini/Scarlatti

The Good-Humored Ladies

Concert Arts Orchestra

Robert Irving (conductor)

EMI CDM 565911-2

Music in Time – The Romantic Collection

Music in Time – The Romantic Collection

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Music in Time – The Modern Collection

Music in Time – The Modern Collection

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David Baddiel

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Essential Classics: Guest Choices

Essential Classics: Guest Choices

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