Friday - Rob Cowan
With Rob Cowan. Includes Artist of the Week: Martha Argerich (piano). Schubert: Rondo in A, D951. Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite; Rob's Essential Choice: Bartok: Piano Concerto No 3.
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: English Idylls - Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), Neville Marriner (conductor) PHILIPS 442 8415.
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, pianist Martha Argerich. Today we hear her in a pair of piano duets, including Schubert's Rondo in A D.951 and Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, and as soloist in the third of Bartok's three piano concertos.
The Essential Classics guest this week is science writer, broadcaster and professor of genetics Prof. Steve Jones. On his final day as this week's guest, he talks about a work that reminds him of a particular place, as well as a piece he enjoys playing himself, and Rob acts as his Personal Shopper with a mystery piece for Steve.
Rob's Essential Choice.
Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 3
Martha Argerich (piano)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Claus Peter Flor (conductor)