Friday - Rob Cowan
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: The Flute King - Music from the Court of Frederick the Great. Emmanuel Pahud, Trevor Pinnock, Matthew Truscott, Jonathan Manson, Kammerakademie Potsdam. EMI 0842202.
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, pianist Nelson Freire. Today we hear him tackling the virtuosic writing of Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2.
The Essential Classics guest is impressionist, comedian and playwright Rory Bremner, who introduces his essential pieces, and Rob picks out a mystery piece he hopes Rory will enjoy.
Rob's Essential Choice
Symphony No. 2
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Alfred Wallenstein (conductor)