Thursday - Rob Cowan
With Rob Cowan. Including Saint-Saens: Bacchanale (Samson and Delilah); Sibelius: Violin Concerto (with Viktoria Mullova); Essential Choice: Grieg: Peer Gynt (excerpts).
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 must-hear music including the Bacchanale of Saint-Saens' Samson and Delilah from the Essential CD of the Week: Sir Thomas Beecham French Music
A daily brainteaser and the Artist of the Week violinist Viktoria Mullova performs Sibelius' Violin Concerto (Boston Symphony, Seiji Ozawa)
As part of British Food Fortnight, the Essential Classics guest is restaurateur and chef Rick Stein. Today he introduces a piece of film music which has particularly affected him and music which makes him glad to be alive.
Rob's Essential Choice
Peer Gynt: a selection from the incidental music Wendy White (mezzo-soprano; Anitra) Urban Malmberg (baritone; Peer Gynt) Mari-Anne Haeggander (soprano; Solveig) San Francisco Symphony & Symphony Chorus Herbert Blomstedt (conductor) DECCA 425 448-2.