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Thursday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Essential CD of the Week: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass Live; The Story of Music in 50 Pieces: Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherezade.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass Live CSOR 901 1103

A daily brainteaser, and performances by the Artist of the Week, violinist Ida Haendel.

Rob Cowan's guest this week is the Geoffrey Robertson QC. Founder and head of Doughty Street Chambers, Geoffrey Robertson serves as a Master of the Bench at the Middle Temple, a recorder, and visiting professor at Queen Mary, University of London. He is a 'distinguished jurist' member of the United Nations Justice Council, having served as the first President of the Special Court in Sierra Leone and He has argued many landmark cases in media, constitutional and criminal law in the European Court of Human Rights, the House of Lords, the Privy Council and Commonwealth courts.

The Story of Music in 50 Pieces
No. 37: Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherezade.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Edvard Grieg

    Norwegian Dance No. 2

    Performers: Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra, Felix Slatkin (conductor)

    • ROY 6464.
  • 9.03: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Walton arr. Joe Kreines

      Crown Imperial

      Performers: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass

      • CSOR 901 1103.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka


    Performers: Valerie Kamishev (piano)

    • OLYMPIA OCD 184.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Overture: The Consecration of the House

    Performers: SWF Symphony Orchestra of Baden-Baden, Michael Gielen (conductor)

    • GIELEN EDITION 544053 2.
  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser - What am I?

      I'm a crumhorn

  • Franz Schubert

    Die Forelle

    Performers: Bryn Terfel (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano)

    • DG 445 294 2.
  • 9.33: Artist of the Week - Ida Haendel

    • Vitali arr. David


      Performers: Ida Haendel (violin), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)

      • TESTAMENT SBT 1258.
  • Franz Berwald

    Overture: Estrelle de Soria

    Performers: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Roy Goodman (conductor)

    • HYPERION CDD22043.
  • 10am: Artist of the Week - Ida Haendel

    • Bartok trans. Zoltan Szekely

      Romanian Folk Dances

      Performers: Ida Haendel (violin), Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)

      • DECCA 455 488 2.
  • Debussy orch. Büsser

    Petite Suite

    Performers: Suisse Romande Orchestra, Ernest Ansermet (conductor)

    • DECCA 475 317 2.
  • César Franck

    Offertoire in E flat (posthumous pieces)

    Performers: Joris Verdin (organ of St-Omer cathedral)

    • RICERCAR RIC 324.
  • 10.30: Geoffrey Robertson QC's Choices

    • Giuseppe Verdi

      End of Scene 1, Act II of Don Carlo ("I lui! Desso! l'Infante…")

      Performers: Rodrigo: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Don Carlo: Carlo Bergonzi (tenor), Monk: Tugomir Franc (bass), Chorus and Orchestra of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Georg Solti (conductor)

      • DECCA 421 114 2.
  • Heuberger

    A Chambre Separee from 'The Opera Ball'

    Performers: Lesley Garrett (soprano), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, James Holmes (conductor)

  • Borodin transcribed Felix Blumenfeld

    Polovtsian Dance no 17 from Prince Igor

    Performers: Cyprien Katsaris (piano)

    • PIANO 21 P21 045-N.
  • 11am: The Story of Music

    • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

      Sheherazade, Op. 35

      Performers: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Lorin Maazel (conductor)

      • DG 415 512 2.
  • 11.52am

    • Franz Liszt

      Concert Paraphrase on I Lombardi "Salve Maria"

      Performers: Claudio Arrau (piano)

      • PHILIPS 432 305 2.
  • Franz Liszt

    Concert Paraphrase on I Lombardi "Salve Maria"


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