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Thursday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Essential CD of the Week: British Light Classics; Artist of the Week: Dennis Brain; 20 Great British Works Celebrating British Music: Delius: Brigg Fair.

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
Delius: Brigg Fair
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Thomas Beecham (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 5 in C minor

  • Weill

    Cannon Song from the Threepenny Opera

    Performers: Canadian Brass

    • SONY CLASSICAL MK 45744.
  • 9.02: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Binge

      The Watermill

      Performers: Light Music Society Orchestra, Vivian Dunn

      • EMI 088796 2.
  • Binge

    Miss Melanie

    Performers: Pro Arte Orchestra, George Weldon (conductor)

    • EMI 088796 2.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Etude, Op. 52 No. 6

    Performers: Piers Lane (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA67037.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    In Nature's Realm

    Performers: Prague Symphony Orchestra, Tomas Netopil (conductor)

    • SUPRAPHON SU3941 2.
  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser

      Where am I?

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

  • 9.31: Artist of the Week - Dennis Brain

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Minuet from Divertimento in E flat, K.289

      Performers: Dennis Brain Wind Ensemble

      • REGIS RRC1363.
  • John Tavener

    Song for Athene

    Performers: Gabrieli Consort and Players, Paul McCreesh (director)

    • DG 478 4230.
  • Rózsa

    Overture to a Symphony Concert

    Performers: BBC Philharmonic, Rumon Gamba (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN10488.
  • Gustav Holst

    Country Song from 2 Songs without Words op 22

    Performers: English Chamber Orchestra, Imogen Holst (conductor)

    • LYRITA SRCD 223.
  • 10.00: Artist of the Week - Dennis Brain

    • Johannes Brahms

      Trio for horn, violin and piano in E flat, Op. 40

      Performers: Dennis Brain (horn), Max Salpeter (violin), Cyril Preedy (piano)

      • BBC BBCL 4048 2.
  • 10.30: George McGavin's Choices

    • Gustav Holst

      Jupiter from The Planets

      Performers: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy (conductor)

      • 09026 61270 2.
  • Edward Elgar

    Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85: Adagio

    Performers: Jacqueline du Pré (cello), London Symphony Orchestra, John Barbirolli (conductor)

    • EMI CDC 555 527 2.
  • Henry Purcell

    What shall I do to show

    Performers: Alexander Young (tenor), Martin Isepp (harpsichord), Vienna Radio Orchestra, Brian Priestman (conductor)

    • MCA MCD 80102.
  • 11am: 20 Great British Works celebrating British Music

    • Frederick Delius

      Brigg Fair

      Performers: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham (conductor)

      • EMI 909916 2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude & Fugue in B flat major (bk 2 Well-Tempered Clavier) BWV 890

    Performers: Rosalyn Tureck (piano)

    • BBCL BBCL4116 2.
  • 11.28am

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

      Performers: The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Paavo Järvi (conductor)

      • RCA 88697 33835 2.

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