Friday - Rob Cowan
With Rob Cowan. Including CD of the Week: David Russell: The Grandeur of the Baroque; Rob's Essential Choice: Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Incidental Music).
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: this week (9th-13th April) performances from guitarist David Russell from his album The Grandeur of the Baroque: TELARC 33223-02
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, the Berlin Staatskapelle.
This week marks the centenary of the ill-fated maiden voyage of one of the most famous ships in history, the White Star liner Titanic, which set sail from Southampton on 10 April 1912, and sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic five days later with the loss of 1500 lives. Rob Cowan's guest is the historian Richard Davenport-Hines, author of 'Titanic Lives'. Richard introduces his essential pieces of classical music.
Rob's Essential Choice
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Incidental Music, Op 61)
Gunther Herbig (conductor)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0013402BC.