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Friday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. CD of the Week: Dance Mix featuring the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Artist of the Week: Raphael Wallfisch; 20 Great British Works: Britten: Four Sea Interludes.

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Dance Mix featuring the Baltimore Symphony conducted by David Zinman

9.30-10.30am
A daily brainteaser, and performances by our Artist of the Week, the cellist Raphael Wallfisch

10.30am
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.

11am
20 Great British Works

Britten: Four Sea Interludes
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Benjamin Britten (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Erik Satie

    Cancan grand-mondain (from La belle exentrique)

    Performers: L’orchestre de Satie, Yutaka Sado (conductor)

    • ERATO 8573 85827-2.
  • Franz von Suppé

    Poet and Peasant: Overture

    Performers: Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Paray (conductor)

    • MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 434 309-2.
  • 9.12: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Dominick Argento

      The Dream of Valentino: Tango

      Performers: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman (conductor)

      • ARGO 444 454-2.
  • Robert Carver

    O Bone Jesu a 19

    Performers: The Sixteen, Harry Christophers (conductor)

    • CORO COR16051.
  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser

      Only Connect

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

  • 9.32: Artist of the Week - Raphael Wallfisch

    • Antonio Vivaldi

      Cello Concerto in A minor, RV 422

      Performers: Raphael Wallfisch (cello), City of London Sinfonia, Nicholas Kraemer (director and harpsichord)

      • NAXOS 8.550908.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Valse brillante in A flat, Op. 34 No. 1

    Performers: Artur Rubinstein (piano)

    • RCA RD89564.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Cheryomushki (Ballet and Waltz)

    Performers: Philadephia Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

    • DECCA 478 4801.
  • 10am: Artist of the Week - Raphael Wallfisch

    • Rubbra

      Sonata in G minor, Op. 60

      Performers: Raphael Wallfisch (cello), John York (piano)

      • MARCO POLO 8.223718.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ei parte…Senti…Per pieta, ben mio, perdona (Cosi fan tutte, K588)

    Performers: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

    • PHILIPS 478 4801.
  • 10.30: Frank Tallis' Choices

    • Richard Rodney Bennett

      Elegy (from Concerto for Stan Getz)

      Performers: John Harle (saxophone), BBC Concert Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth (conductor)

      • ARGO 443 529-2.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No. 7: Scherzo

    Performers: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Gielen (conductor)

    • TESTAMENT SBT 1480.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Un poco di Chopin, Op 72 No 15

    Performers: Mikhail Pletnev (piano)

    • DG 00289 477 5378.
  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Benjamin Britten

      Four Sea Interludes (Peter Grimes)

      Performers: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten (conductor)

      • DECCA 425 659-2.
  • 11.17am

    • William Walton

      Violin Sonata

      Performers: Nash Ensemble: Marianne Thorsen (violin), Ian Brown (piano)

      • HYPERION CDA67340.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Theme and Variations (Suite No 4 in G, Op 61, Mozartiana)

    Performers: New Philharmonia Orchestra, Antal Dorati (conductor)

    • PHILIPS 478 4788.

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