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Tuesday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Essential CD of the Week: British Light Classics; Artist of the Week: Dennis Brain; 20 Great British Works: Handel: Water Music Suite No 1.

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: British Light Classics

9.30-10.30am
A daily brainteaser, and performances by our Artist of the Week, Dennis Brain.

10.30am
In the week that celebrates World Environment Day, Rob's guest is Dr George McGavin, author, lecturer, explorer and television presenter. George has used his expertise in biology and entomology to present several BBC series: most recently Planet Ant: Life inside the Colony, and also Expedition, Afterlife and The Dark. George is a regular contributor to The One Show and has several insect species named in his honour. He worked for 25 years at Oxford University and taught biological and human sciences and he now gives talks about insects, ecology, evolution, conservation and exploration. He is a fellow of the Linnean Society and the Royal Geographical Society and an Honorary Fellow of The Society of Biology.

11am
20 Great Works celebrating British Music
Handel: Water Music Suite No.1
Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
August Wenzinger (director).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Tielman Susato

    Basse danse Bergeret sans Roche et reprise

    Performers: Early Music Consort of London, David Munrow (director)

    • TESTAMENT SBT 1080.
  • 9.03: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Albert Ketèlbey

      In a Persian Market

      Performers: Ambrosian Singers, Philharmonia Orchestra, John Lanchbery (conductor)

      • EMI 088796 2.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonatas: L.142/K.193 in E flat; L.499/K.30 in G minor

    Performers: Anne Queffelec (piano)

    • APEX 0927 44353 2.
  • Robert Schumann

    Manfred Overture, Op. 115

    Performers: Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Paray (conductor)

    • MERCURY 462 955 2.
  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser

      Critics' Corner

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

  • Giacomo Puccini

    Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums)

    Performers: Hagan Quartet

    • DG 447 069 2.
  • Pasquini

    Sonata for two organs No. 6 in E minor

    Performers: Luca Scandali & Hadrien Jourdan (organs)

    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS 94347.
  • Aaron Copland

    New England Countryside, Sunday Traffic, The Story of Grovers Corner from Music for Movies

    Performers: St Louis Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin (conductor)

    • RCA 09026616992.
  • 10am: Artist of the Week - Dennis Brain

    • Richard Strauss

      Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat

      Performers: Dennis Brain (horn), Philharmonia Orchestra, Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor)

      • EMI CDC 747834 2.
  • Leclair

    Violin Concerto, Op. 10 No. 1 in B flat

    Performers: Simon Standage (violin/director), Collegium Musicum 90

    • CHANDOS CHAN 0551.
  • 10.30: George McGavin's Choices

    • Arnold

      A Grand, Grand Overture, Op. 57

      Performers: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley (conductor)

      • CONIFER 75605512632.
  • Jean Sibelius

    The Swan of Tuonela (Legends)

    Performers: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Berglund (conductor)

    • DISKY HR703862.
  • 11am: 20 Great British Works celebrating British Music

    • George Frideric Handel

      Water Music Suite No. 1 in F, HWV 348

      Performers: Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, August Wenzinger (conductor)

      • DG 427 205 2.
  • 11.38am

    • Nino Rota

      Trio for clarinet, cello & piano (1973)

      Performers: Ensemble Nino Rota: Paolo Beltramini (clarinet), Cecilia Radic (cello), Massimo Palumbo (piano)

      • CHANDOS CHAN 9832.
  • Arnold

    Allegro maestoso from Water Music op 82b

    Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra, Vernon Handley (conductor)

    • DECCA 476 5348.

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