Tuesday - Rob Cowan
With Rob Cowan. Including Saint-Saens: Le rouet d'Omphale conducted by Thomas Beecham; Viktoria Mullova in Mozart: Violin Concerto in G; Rob's Essential Choice: Bizet: L'Arlesienne.
Rob Cowan shares great music and performances, with the Essential CD of the Week, Artist of the Week, and guest, Rick Stein introducing his essential pieces of classical music.
A selection of music including Saint-Saens's Le Rouet d'Omphale from the Essential CD of the Week: Sir Thomas Beecham French Music
Performances by the Artist of the Week, violinist Viktoria Mullova: Mozart (Concerto in G major, K.216), Ravel (Violin Sonata with Katia Labeque). Also in this hour, a mystery piece for you to guess.
As part of British Food Fortnight, the Essential Classics guest is restaurateur and chef Rick Stein. Today he introduces a great artist, no longer with us, that he would have liked to have seen perform, and music from the first classical album that he bought himself.
Rob's Essential Choice
Bizet: L'Arlesienne - incidental music
Chorus of Lyon Opera
Les Musiciens du Louvre
Marc Minkowski (director)