Wednesday - Rob Cowan
With Rob Cowan. Including conductor Herbert Blomstedt in Brahms: Schicksalslied and Mozart: Symphony No 38. Plus Rob's Essential Choice: Schubert: String Quartet in G, D887.
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: The Melos Ensemble, Music among Friends - EMI 918514-2
A daily brainteaser and a recording of our Artist of the Week conductor Herbert Blomstedt in Brahms (Schicksalslied) and Mozart (Symphony No.38, Prague).
The Essential Classics guest is journalist and author Matthew D'Ancona, one of the judges on this year's Booker Prize panel. Today he introduces a piece of film music that has particularly affected him and music he'd like played at his funeral.
Rob's Essential Choice.
Scriabin: Poem of Ecstasy.
USSR State Symphony Orchestra, Evgeny Svetlanov (conductor).
BBC Legends BBCL4121-2