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Thursday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including CD of the Week: Dance Mix featuring the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Artist of the Week: Raphael Wallfisch; 20 Great British Works: Finzi: Dies Natalis.

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 Raphael 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

Finzi: Dies Natalis
Wilfred Brown (tenor)
English Chamber Orchestra
Christopher Finzi (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Lennox Berkeley

    Polka, Op. 5

    Performers: Shura Cherkassky (piano)

  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan: Overture

    Performers: RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Colman Pearce (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.555201-02.
  • 9.10: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Robert Moran

      Points of Departure

      Performers: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman (conductor)

      • ARGO 444 454-2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Divertimento in F, K.138

    Performers: Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

    • PHILIPS 412 740-2.
  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser

      Who am I?

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

  • Moeran

    Whythorne's Shadow

    Performers: Ulster Orchestra, JoAnna Faletta (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.573034.
  • 9.36: Artist of the Week - Raphael Wallfisch

    • Kenneth Leighton

      Elegy, Op. 5

      Performers: Raphael Wallfisch (cello), Raphael Terroni (piano)

  • MacMillan

    Ave maris stella

    Performers: Choir of Westminster Cathedral, Martin Baker (conductor)

    • HYPERION CDA67970.
  • 10am: Artist of the Week - Raphael Wallfisch

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Trio in D minor, Op. 49

      Performers: Hagai Shaham (violin), Raphael Wallfisch (cello) , Arnon Erez (piano)

      • NIMBUS 6875.
  • 10.30: Frank Tallis' Choice

    • Steve Reich

      Music for Mallet instruments voices and organ

      Performers: Steve Reich & Musicians

      • DG 439 431-2.
  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Gerald Finzi

      Dies natalis

      Performers: Wilfred Brown (tenor), English Chamber Orchestra, Christopher Finzi (conductor)

      • EMI CDM 763372-2.
  • Karl Goldmark

    Violin Concerto in A minor, Op 28

    Performers: Bronislaw Gimpel (violin), Southwest German Radio Orchestra, Rolf Reinhardt (conductor)

    • VOX LEGENDS CDX2 5523.
  • Franz Schubert

    An die Music, D547

    Performers: Christa Ludwig (mezzo soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)

    • EMI 562896-2.


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