Wednesday - Rob Cowan
Rob Cowan shares great music, with the Essential CD of the Week, Artist of the Week and guest Martin Rees, astronomer royal, introducing his essential pieces of classical music.
A selection of must-hear music including the Essential CD of the Week: a collection of choral works conducted by Digna Guerra.
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, cellist Janos Starker: Faure (Elegie); Haydn (Cello Concerto No.2). Also in this hour, Mussorgsky's Night on the Bare Mountain (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov) from the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and Giuseppe Sinopoli.
As part of World Space Week, the Essential Classics guest is Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal. Today he introduces music that makes him glad to be alive and a piece that he uses to relax to.
Rob's Essential Choice
Quintet in G minor
Arthur Grumiaux (violin)
Georges Janzer (viola)
Eva Czako (cello)
Arpad Gerecz (violin)
Max Lesueur (viola)