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Monday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Essential CD of the Week: Szymon Goldberg and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra; Artist of the Week: Andres Segovia; Writer and critic Paul Bailey.

Rob Cowan's guest on Essential Classics this week is the writer and critic Paul Bailey, who won a scholarship to The Central School of Speech and Drama, and began his career in the mid-1950s as an actor. In 1967 he became a freelance writer. He was awarded the E.M. Forster Award in 1974 and the George Orwell Prize for his essay 'The Limitations of Despair' in 1978.
His novels include 'At the Jerusalem' (1967), which won a Somerset Maugham Award and an Arts Council Writers' Award; 'Peter Smart's Confessions' (1977) and 'Gabriel's Lament' (1986), both shortlisted for the Booker Prize; 'Sugar Cane' (1993), a sequel to 'Gabriel's Lament'; 'Kitty and Virgil' (1998), the story of the relationship between an Englishwoman and an exiled Romanian poet; 'Uncle Rudolf' (2002), in which a young boy is rescued from fascist Romania by his uncle, a gifted tenor singer; and 'A Dog's Life' (2003). His latest book is 'Chapman's Odyssey' (2011), in which the eponymous hero, lying seriously ill in a London hospital, encounters characters from literature, family members and deceased friends in his morphine-addled dreams.
Paul Bailey has also written plays for radio and TV, including a televised adaptation of Joe Ackerley's 'We Think the World of You'. His non-fiction writings include biographies of Cynthia Payne and Quentin Crisp.

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Szymon Goldberg and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra RETROSPECTIVE 93407

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, guitarist, Andres Segovia.

10.30am
Rob Cowan's guest on Essential Classics this week is the writer and critic Paul Bailey.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Carl Maria de Bocklet

    Variation on a Waltz by Diabelli

    Performers: Rudolf Buchbinder (piano)

    • TELDEC 0927-41404-2.
  • 9.01: ROB'S ESSENTIAL CD OF THE WEEK

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Symphony No. 29, K.201

      Performers: Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Szymon Goldberg (conductor)

      • RETROSPECTIVE 93407.
  • 9.25am

    • Scheidt

      Galliard Battaglia, 1612

      Performers: Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall (director)

      • ALIA VOX AV9815.
  • 9.30am

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Fantasy in F sharp minor, Op.28 'Sonate Ecossaise'

      Performers: Nikolai Petrov (piano)

      • OLYMPIA OCD198.
  • 9.42am

    • Nedbal

      Scherzo caprice Op. 5

      Performers: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Gerd Albrecht (conductor)

      • CANYON CLASSICS HPE 013-2.
  • 9.56: ARTIST OF THE WEEK - ANDRES SEGOVIA

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Courante (Cello Suite No. 3 in C, BWV 1009)

      Performers: Andrés Segovia (guitar)

      • DG 471 697-2.
  • 10.02:

    • Johannes Brahms

      Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 101

      Performers: Suk Trio

      • SUPRAPHON SU3542-2.
  • 10.22: ARTIST OF THE WEEK - ANDRES SEGOVIA

    • Fernando Sor

      Etude, Op.6 No.11

      Performers: Andrés Segovia (guitar)

      • DG 471 430-2.
  • 10.25: ARTIST OF THE WEEK - ANDRES SEGOVIA

    • Valera arr. Segovia

      Nana; Intermezzo

      Performers: Andrés Segovia (guitar)

      • UNIVERSAL UMD 80467.
  • 10.30: PAUL BAILEY'S CHOICE

    • Maurice Ravel

      Pavane pour une Infante defunte

      Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra, Guido Cantelli (conductor)

      • TESTAMENT SBT 1017.
  • 10.47: PAUL BAILEY'S CHOICE

    • Hahn

      A Chloris

      Performers: Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)

      • ONYX 4030.
  • 10.52am

    • Franz Schubert

      Rosamunde: Entr'acte to Act 3

      Performers: Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor)

      • DECCA 475 8543.

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