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Friday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Essential CD of the Week: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass Live; The Story of Music in 50 Pieces: Dvorak: Symphony No 9 (From the New World).

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass Live CSOR 901 1103

9.30-10.30am
A daily brainteaser, and performances by the Artist of the Week, violinist Ida Haendel.

10.30am
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.

11am
The Story of Music in 50 Pieces
No. 39: Dvorak: Symphony No.9 (From the New World).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Mercutio (Romeo & Juliet)

    Performers: Roman Rabinovich (piano)

    • ORCHID CLASSICS ORC 100028.
  • 9.03: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Bach arr. Eric Crees

      Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor, BWV 582

      Performers: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass

      • CSOR 901 1103.
  • Gustav Holst

    Invocation for cello and orchestra, Op. 19 No. 2

    Performers: Alexander Baillie (cello), London Philharmonic Orchestra, David Atherton (conductor)

    • LYRITA SRCD 209.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Fantasy for solo flute in G major

    Performers: Rachel Brown (flute)

    • UPPERNOTE UPCD001.
  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser

      Only Connect - Prometheus

  • 9.32: Artist of the Week - Ida Haendel

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      On Wings of Song

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

      • TESTAMENT SBT 1259.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    March and Polacca from Act 3 of Sleeping Beauty

    Performers: Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev (conductor)

    • DG 457 634 2.
  • Heinichen

    Pastorale in A major

    Performers: Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel (director)

    • ARCHIV 447 644 2.
  • 9.55: Artist of the Week - Ida Haendel

    • Jean Sibelius

      Violin Concerto

      Performers: Ida Haendel (violin), Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Karel Ancerl (conductor)

      • SUPRAPHON SU 4024 2.
  • 10.30: Geoffrey Robertson QC's Choices

    • Richard Wagner

      Götterdämmerung (conclusion)

      Performers: Brünnhilde: Eva Marton (soprano), Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor)

      • EMI CDS7544852.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    Souvenirs de Munich

    Performers: Walter and Beatriz Klien (piano duet)

    • TURNABOUT 3037100142.
  • Trad arr. Britten

    The Salley Gardens

    Performers: Ailish Tynan (soprano), Iain Burnside (piano)

    • SIGNUM CLASSICS SIGCD239.
  • 11am: The Story of Music

    • Antonín Dvořák

      Symphony No. 9 'From the New World'

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis (conductor)

      • LSO LIVE LSO 0001.
  • 11.50am

    • Gershwin arr. Wild

      Virtuoso Studies: Lady be good; Liza

      Performers: Earl Wild (piano)

      • CHESKY CD32.
  • Earl Wild

    Virtuoso Studies after George Gershwin: Lady be good

    Performer: Earl Wild.
    • Chesky.
  • George Gershwin

    Liza (Virtuoso Studies after Gershwin)

    Transcriber: Earl Wild. Performer: Earl Wild.
    • Chesky.

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