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07/05/2013

Rob Cowan's guest is the writer, broadcaster and critic, Sarah Dunant. Sarah is the author of the international bestseller The Birth of Venus, which has received major acclaim.

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Jean Fournet in Prague, SUPRAPHON SU 4122-2

9.30-10.30am
A daily brainteaser, and performances by our Artist of the Week, flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal.

10.30am
Rob Cowan's guest this week is the writer, broadcaster and critic, Sarah Dunant. Sarah is the author of the international bestseller The Birth of Venus, which has received major worldwide acclaim, and In the Company of the Courtesan. With the publication of Sacred Hearts she completed a Renaissance trilogy, bringing voice to the lives of three different women in three different historical contexts. Her most recent novel, based on the lives of the Borgias and entitled Blood and Beauty, was published earlier this month. Sarah was a founding vice patron of the Orange Prize for women's fiction. She sits on the editorial board of the Royal Academy magazine, and reviews for The Times, The Guardian, and The Independent on Sunday.

11am: Rob's Essential Choice

Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67
Michael Flanders (narrator)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Efrem Kurtz (conductor).

3 hours

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Music Played

  • Gabriel Fauré

    Allegretto moderato for two cellos

    Performers: Steven Isserlis and David Waterman (cellos)

    • RCA 09026680492.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Variations on the St Anthony Chorale (Haydn Variations)

    Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult (conductor)

    • EMI 5686552.
  • Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • César Franck

      Les eolides

      Performers: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Jean Fournet (conductor)

      • SUPRAPHON SU 41222.
  • César Franck

    Le chasseur maudit

    Performers: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Jean Fournet (conductor)

    • SUPRAPHON SU 41222.
  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser

      Critic's Corner

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

  • Johannes Brahms

    Intermezzo in B flat minor, Op.117 No.2

    Performers: Radu Lupu (piano)

    • DECCA 4757070.
  • Artist of the Week - Jean-Pierre Rampal

    • Georg Philipp Telemann

      Sonata in F minor

      Performers: Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute), Robert Veyron-Lacroix (harpsichord)

      • EMI 5696422.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Suite No 2 for small orchestra

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Igor Markevitch (conductor)

    • PHILIPS 4389732.
  • Leos Janáček

    Intrada & Introduction (original version Glagolitic Mass)

    Performers: Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 9310.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Bourees from Cello Suite no 3

    Performers: Janos Starker (cello)

    • MERCURY 432 757 2.
  • Artist of the Week - Jean-Pierre Rampal

    • Ibert

      Flute Concerto

      Performers: Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute), Orchestra of the Lamoureux Concerts Association, Louis de Froment (conductor)

      • ERATO 2292458392.
  • 10.30: Sarah Dunant's Choices

    • Michael Nyman

      The Promise (from the film score to The Piano)

      Performers: Michael Nyman (conductor and piano), Munich Philharmonic Orchestra

      • VENTURE CDVEX 919.
  • 11am; Rob's Essential Choice

    • Sergei Prokofiev

      Peter and the Wolf, Op 67

      Performers: Michael Flanders (narrator), Philharmonia Orchestra, Efrem Kurtz (conductor)

      • EMI  CDM 7631772.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 'Pastoral'

    Performers: Alfred Brendel (piano)

    • PHILIPS 4466242.
  • Sommer

    Auslesne Paduanen, 1607: Paduana-Galliard

    Performers: Concentus Musicus, Ensemble fur alte Musik

    • AMADEO 423 418 2.

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