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Tuesday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including CD of the Week: 20 Years of Accentus; Artists of the Week: the Juilliard Quartet; James Naughtie; Rob's Essential Choice: Mahler: Symphony No 1 (Titan).

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: 20 Years of Accentus, Laurence Equilbey - NAIVE V 5290

A daily brainteaser, and performances by the Artists of the Week, the Juilliard Quartet.

This Friday (30th November) is St Andrew's Day, and Rob Cowan's guest this week is Scottish BBC radio presenter James Naughtie, who since 1994 has been one of the main presenters of Radio 4's Today programme. Having begun his career in print journalism (The Aberdeen Press & Journal, The Scotsman, The Washington Post and The Guardian), James moved into radio presenting, presenting The Week In Westminster and moving on to The World At One. He has made several radio documentaries and series and has written three books: Playing the Palace: A Westminster Collection; The Rivals: The Intimate Story of a Political Marriage; and The Accidental American: Tony Blair and the Presidency.

James has been a presenter of the televised Proms since 1992, and has also presented opera programmes such as Radio 3's Opera News. He is the current host of Radio 4's Bookclub. Earlier this year he presented The New Elizabethans on Radio Four, a programme about notable people under the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, put on to honour her Diamond Jubilee. He was voted Sony Radio Awards Radio Personality of the Year in 1991 and Voice of the Listener and Viewer Award in 2001, and was installed as chancellor of the University of Stirling in 2008.

Rob's Essential Choice

Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (Titan)
London Symphony Orchestra
Georg Solti (conductor)
DECCA 425 005-2.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Josef Strauss

    Eingesendet, Op. 240 [Letters to the Editor]

    Performers: Vienna Philharmonic, Willi Boskovsky (conductor)

    • DECCA 425 426-2.
  • Friedrich Silcher

    Overture in E flat major

    Performers: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rupert Huber (conductor)

    • CARUS CLASSICS 83.322.
  • 9.08: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Sergey Rachmaninov

      Psalm: Bless the Lord, O my Soul (Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 31)

      Performers: Accentus, Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Laurence Equilbey (director)

      • NAÏVE V5290.
  • 9.12am

    • Henryk Wieniawski

      Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22

      Performers: Ivry Gitlis (violin), Monte-Carlo National Opera Orchestra, Jean-Claude Casadesus (conductor)

      • PHILIPS 446 188-2.
  • 9.31am

    • Domenico Scarlatti

      Sonata in F minor, K.555

      Performers: Scott Ross (harpsichord)

      • EARTO 2292 45423-2.
  • 9.36am

    • Mussorgsky arr. Stokowski

      A Night on the Bare Mountain

      Performers: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Matthias Bamert (conductor)

      • CHANDOS CHAN9445.
  • 9.49am

    • Johann Strauss I

      Piefke und Pufke

      Performers: Vienna Philharmonic, Willi Boskovsky (conductor)

      • DECCA 425 426-2.
  • 9.51am

    • Johann Strauss I

      Piefke und Pufke

      Performers: Vienna Philharmonic, Willi Boskovsky (conductor)

      • DECCA 425 426-2.
  • 9.53am

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      String Quartet, Op. 95

      Performers: Juilliard String Quartet

      • SONY CLASSICAL 5095412003.
  • 10.14am

    • G Pierne


      Performers: Pays de Loire Philharmonic, Pierre Dervaux (conductor)

      • EMI CZS 547136-2.
  • 10.30: James Naughtie's Choices

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      The Marriage of Figaro, Act II finale

      Performers: Countess: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (sop), Count: Eberhard Wachter (bar), Susanna: Anna Moffo (sop), Figaro: Giuseppe Taddei (bar), Philharmonia Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor), with Antonio: Peiro Cappuccilli (bass), Marcellina: Dora Gatta (sop), Basilio: Renato Ercolani (ten), Bartolo: Ivo Vinco (bass)

      • EMI CMS 763266-2.
  • 10.58am

    • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Tendre reproches, Op.72 No.3

      Performers: Vladimir Feltsman (piano)

      • NIMBUS NI6162.
  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Gustav Mahler

      Symphony No. 1

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti (conductor)

      • DECCA 425 005-2.


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