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Wednesday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. CD of the Week: Dance Mix - the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Artist of the Week: Raphael Wallfisch; 20 Great British Works: Bridge: The Sea.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Dance Mix featuring the Baltimore Symphony conducted by David Zinman

A daily brainteaser, and performances by our Artist of the Week, the cellist Rafael Wallfisch

This week Rob's guest is the writer and clinical psychologist, Frank Tallis. He has held lecturing posts at the Institute of Psychiatry and King's College, London. He has written self help manuals (How to Stop Worrying, Understanding Obsessions and Compulsions) non-fiction for the general reader (Changing Minds, Hidden Minds, Love Sick), academic text books and papers in international journals. He is also a successful novelist, with works including Vienna Blood and Fatal Lies, part of the popular Liebermann Paper detective series, set in Vienna in the early 20th century, a time when the foundations of modern forensic science were being laid.

20 Great British Works

Bridge: The Sea
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Charles Groves (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    March, from The Love for 3 Oranges (arr. Andrew Haveron)

    Performers: The Brodsky Quartet

    • CHANDOS CHAN 10708.
  • Boyce

    Symphony No. 5

    Performers: English Concert, Trevor Pinnock (conductor)

    • ARCHIV 419 6312.
  • 9.10: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Adams

      The Chairman Dances

      Performers: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman (conductor)

      • ARGO 444 454-2.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Intermezzo in E minor, Op. 119 No. 2

    Performers: Radu Lupu (piano)

    • DECCA 417 5992.
  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser


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

  • 9.32: Artist of the Week - Raphael Wallfisch

    • Ernest Bloch

      Three Sketches from Jewish Life

      Performers: Raphael Wallfisch (cello), Linn Hendry (piano)

      • CHANDOS 6552.
  • Claude Debussy

    Images, Book II No. 3: Poissons d'or

    Performers: Pascal Roge (piano)

    • DECCA 443 0212.
  • Edward Elgar


    Performers: Northern Sinfonia, Neville Marriner (conductor)

    • EMI 565593-2.
  • 10am: Artist of the Week - Raphael Wallfisch

    • Dohnányi

      Konzertstuck, Op. 12

      Performers: Raphael Wallfisch (cello), London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras (conductor)

      • CHANDOS CHAN 10715X.
  • Franz Liszt

    Hungarian Rhapsody No 15 (Rakoczy March)

    Performers: Tamas Vasary (piano)

  • 10.30: Frank Tallis' Choices

    • Walter Leigh

      Concertino for harpsichord and string orchestra

      Performers: George Malcolm (harpsichord), Acadmy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner (conductor)

  • Reynaldo Hahn

    A Chloris

    Performers: Martyn Hill (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA66045.
  • Giuseppe Tartini

    La sonata del Diavalo: III. Andante – Allegro – Adagio

    Performers: Andrew Manze (violin)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 907213.
  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Bridge

      The Sea

      Performers: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Groves (conductor)

      • EMI 5 66855 2.
  • Mozart

    String Quintet in B flat, K174

    Performers: Juilliard Quartet, John Graham (viola 2)

    • SONY CLASSICAL 88697884152.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Freuet euch des Lebens, Waltz Op 340

    Performers: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Willi Boskovsky (conductor)

    • DECCA 425 426-2 T14.


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