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Wednesday - Rob Cowan with Jonathan Coe

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 20 August 2014

Rob's guest this week is the author Jonathan Coe. Also, at 9:30, our daily brainteaser: Puzzle.
9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Telemann - Paris Quartets, Bartold/Sigiswald/Wielan Kuijken, Gustav Leonhardt, SONY. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

10am
Proms Artist of the Week: Truls Mork.

10:30
Rob's guest this week is the author Jonathan Coe, whose novel What a Carve Up! won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. It was followed by The House of Sleep, which won the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Best Novel award. What a Carve Up! and a later novel, The Rotters' Club, were adapted as drama serials for BBC Radio 4. He has also written a biography of the experimental British novelist BS Johnson, Like a Fiery Elephant, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize.

Music is a constant thread in Jonathan's oeuvre, and he is a lifelong fan of Canterbury progressive rock. He made a record, 9th & 13th, a collection of readings of his work, set to music by Jazz pianist/double bass player Danny Manners and Indie pop artist Louis Philippe.

Jonathan has been a jury member at the Venice and Edinburgh Film Festivals, as well as a judge for the Man Booker Prize.
Rob's guest this week is the author Jonathan Coe, whose novel What a Carve Up! won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. It was followed by The House of Sleep, which won the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Best Novel award. What a Carve Up! and a later novel, The Rotters' Club, were adapted as drama serials for BBC Radio 4. He has also written a biography of the experimental British novelist BS Johnson, Like a Fiery Elephant, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize.

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Today's Brainteaser Answer - Puzzle: What's Missing?

    The answer is East. The works were: Elgar’s Overture ‘In the South’, the North Country Sketches by Delius, and finally West Side Story by Bernstein, so East was the odd one out.

     

    The music played:


    Elgar
    In the South - Alassio
    BBC Symphony Orchestra
    Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)
    TELDEC 0630 17785 2 

     

    Delius
    Dance – 3rd movement of North Country sketches
    Ulster Orchestra
    Vernon Handley (conductor)
    CHANDOS CHAN 8413    


    Bernstein
    West Side Story
    City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
    Paavo Järvi (conductor)
    VIRGIN CLASSICS 545 295 2

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