Monday - Rob Cowan
With Rob Cowan. Including Artist of the Week: the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble; Claire Taylor's favourite music; Rob's Essential Choice: Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos (excerpt).
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: a disc of Verdi opera choruses, preludes and ballet music conducted by Riccardo Muti: EMI 0980152.
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.
This week marks the biennial Sport Relief charity fund-raising effort, organized by Comic Relief in association with BBC Sport. Rob Cowan's Sport Relief guest is Claire Taylor MBE, who was named as the ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year in 2009. Claire introduces her essential pieces of classical music.
Rob's Essential Choice
Ariadne auf Naxos (excerpt)
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.