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Tuesday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Essential CD of the Week: Sir Adrian Boult: From Bach to Wagner; A survey of 50 great pianists; Rob's Essential Choice: Bach: Coffee Cantata, BWV211.

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Sir Adrian Boult, 'From Bach to Wagner', EMI 6 35657 2

A daily brainteaser, and Rob's recommended performance by the next pianist in Peter Donohoe's survey of 50 Great Pianists.

Rob Cowan's guest is the British fashion designer Elizabeth Emanuel. Born in London, she studied at the Harrow School of Art, where she met David Emanuel, and together they became the first married couple to be accepted by the Royal College of Art for a two-year Master's degree in Fashion. In 1977 the couple launched their own fashion house in Brook Street, Mayfair. Fame followed in 1981 when they were chosen to design Diana, Princess of Wales's ivory silk, taffeta and antique lace wedding dress. They also designed much of Diana's wardrobe for her subsequent Gulf tour. In 1987 the Emanuel Shop was opened in Knightsbridge, and collections were sold in exclusive London and New York stores. In 1991 Elizabeth Emanuel, by then working solo under her eponymous label, designed the range of uniforms, luggage and accessories for Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic. She went on to design staff uniform for Britannia Airways. Having lost control of her business in 1997, she designed for other brands, and also for the Ballet Rambert and the London Contemporary Dance Theatre. In August 2005 she opened a new studio and launched a new label, Art of Being. She has created designs for films, TV shows and pop videos, and in 2010 returned to the catwalk during London Fashion Week with her Little Black Dress Collection.

Rob's Essential Choice

Bach: Coffee Cantata BWV 211
Edith Mathis (soprano)
Theo Adam (bass-baritone)
Peter Schreier (conductor)
ARCHIV 427 116-2.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Giuseppe Torelli

    Concerto for Strings in G Op.6 No.1 - Allegro

    Performers: St James Baroque Players, Ivor Bolton (conductor)

    • TELDEC 4509911922.
  • 9.03: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Franz von Suppé

      Poet and Peasant Overture

      Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult (conductor)

      • EMI 6356572.
  • Johann Fux

    Concentus musico-instrumentalis: No. 3 - Overture a 4

    Performers: Clemencic Consort, Rene Clemencic (conductor)

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ave Verum Corpus K.618

    Performers: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

    • DG 4317912.
  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser

      Critics' Corner

      Performers: The answer will appear at the bottom of this page at 12pm.

  • Gustav Holst

    St Paul's Suite Op. 29

    Performers: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Malcolm Sargent (conductor)

    • EMI 4404712.
  • Danzi

    Wind Quintet in B flat Op. 56 No. 1

    Performers: Berlin Wind Quintet

    • BIS 552.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne Op.37 No.2 in G

    Performers: Alexander Brailowsky (piano)

    • RCA 09026681642.
  • Hans Christian Lumbye

    Concert Polka for two violins

    Performers: Sergei Azizian and Marianne Melnik (violins), Tivoli Symphony Orchestra, Giordano Bellincampi (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.556843.
  • William Byrd

    Turn our captivity, O Lord

    Performers: The Cardinall's Musick, Andrew Carwood (conductor)

    • HYPERION CDA 67937.
  • 10.30: Elizabeth Emanuel's Choices

    • Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni

      Concerto in D mineur Op. 9 No. 2

      Performers: Maurice Andre (trumpet), Rouen Chamber Orchestra, Albert Beaucamp (conductor)

      • PHILIPS 420877.
  • Vangelis

    Monastery of La Rabida (1492: Conquest of Paradise)

    Performers: Vangelis (various instruments), Guy Protheroe (vocals), Bruno Manjarres, Pepe Martinez (Spanish guitar, vocals), Francis Darizcuren (mandolin, violin), Didier Malherbe (flute), English Chamber Choir

    • ATLANTIC 82432.
  • Henryk Wieniawski

    Etudes-Caprices Op.18 Nos. 2 and 4

    Performers: David and Igor Oistrakh (violins)

    • DG 4778417.
  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Coffee Cantata BWV 211

      Performers: Edith Mathis (soprano), Theo Adam (bass-baritone), Peter Schreier (tenor / conductor), Berlin Chamber Orchestra

      • ARCHIV 4271162.
  • Anon.

    Anon. - Evening Bells

    Performers: Don Cossack Choir, Serge Jarrof (conductor)

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    String Quartet No.6 Op.80

    Performers: Cherubini Quartet

    • EMI 5852942.


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