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Friday - 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: Bartok: Cantata Profana.

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

Bartok: Cantata Profana
John Aler (tenor)
John Tomlinson (bass)
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Pierre Boulez (conductor)
DG 435 863-2.

3 hours

Last on

Fri 28 Sep 2012 09:00

Music Played

  • 9am: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Johann Strauss I

      Radetzky-March Op. 228

      Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult (conductor)

      • EMI 6356572.
  • Carl Michael Ziehrer

    Die Drei Wuensche: Overture

    Performers: Schönbrunn Music Theater Orchestra, Herbert Mogg (conductor)

    • CPO 7774042.
  • Ibert

    Trois Pieces Breves

    Performers: The Galliard Ensemble

    • DEUX ELLES DXL1025.
  • 9.19: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Richard Wagner

      Parsifal: Good Friday Music

      Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult (conductor)

      • EMI 6356572.
  • Robert Schumann

    Etudes Symphoniques Op.13 - Posthumous Variation No.5

    Performers: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)

    • WARNER 2564634262.
  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser

      Only Connect

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

  • Béla Bartók

    6 Roumanian Dances, BB68 Sz 56

    Performers: Helene Grimaud (piano)

    • DG 4515402 .
  • Myslivecek

    Concertino No. 1 in E flat major for 2 horns, 2 clarinets, 2 flutes, 2 bassoons and string

    Performers: Concerto Köln

    • ARCHIV 4823402.
  • Bridge

    Norse Legend

    Performers: BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Richard Hickox (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 107296X.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Prague Waltzes

    Performers: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer (conductor)

    • PHILIPS 4762179.
  • 10.30: Elizabeth Emanuel's Choice

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Piano Concerto No. 23: 2nd Movement

      Performers: Monique Haas (piano), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Ferdinand Leitner (conductor)

      • DG 477 6201.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Berceuse Op.16

    Performers: Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, James Levine (conductor)

    • DG 4375442.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No. 18 in G

    Performers: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies (conductor)

    • SONY 88697443312.
  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Béla Bartók

      Cantata Profana

      Performers: John Aler (tenor), John Tomlinson (bass), Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez (conductor)

      • DG 4358632.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto Grosso Op .3 No. 2 in B flat

    Performers: Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski (conductor)

    • ERATO 2564697201.
  • Robert Schumann

    Das Abends (Fantasiestucke Op.12)

    Performers: Alfred Cortot (piano)

  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Symphony No. 1 in C, Op. 19

    Performers: Dresden Staatskapelle, Otmar Suitner (conductor)

    • BERLIN CLASSICS 0032472BC.


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