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Tuesday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including CD of the Week: Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker; Aurora's Wedding; Proms Artist Recommends: Andrew Davis on Faure's Piano Quartet No 1; author Aminatta Forna.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week - Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker; Aurora's Wedding. Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit: DECCA ELOQUENCE 480 6549; and at 9.30 our daily brainteaser.

'Proms Artist Recommends'. A chance to hear a work recommended by an artist appearing in tonight's Prom. Today, Andrew Davis recommends Fauré's Piano Quartet No 1 in C minor, Op 15.

Rob's guest this week is Aminatta Forna, the award-winning author of The Memory of Love and Ancestor Stones. Her latest novel, The Hired Man, was published earlier this year. As well as novels, she has also published short stories and was a finalist for the 2010 BBC National Short Story Award. Her essays and articles have appeared in Granta, The Times, The Observer and Vogue. She has guest-presented BBC Radio's Open Book and Saturday Review, and is currently a judge for the 2013 International Man Booker Prize. Aminatta is Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, and from September 2013 she will be Sterling Brown Distinguished Visiting Professor at Williams College, Massachusetts.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Dohnanyi

    Widmung (Winterreigen, Op. 13)

    Performers: Martin Roscoe (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA67871.
  • 9.02am

    • Georg Philipp Telemann

      Quadro (Quartet) for recorder, oboe, violin & b.c., TWV 43:G6

      Performers: Musica Alta Ripa

      • MDG309 1582-2.
  • 9.10: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      The Sleeping Beauty: Aurora's Wedding (excerpt)

      Performers: Montréal Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (conductor)

      • DECCA ELOQUENCE 480 6549.
  • 9.19am

    • Joseph Haydn

      Te Deum, Hob. XXIIIc:2

      Performers: RIAS Chamber Choir, NDR Choir, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ferenc Fricsay (conductor)

      • DG 463 612-2.
  • 9.30am

    • Franz Schubert

      Tranenregen; Mein (Die schone Mullerin)

      Performers: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)

      • EMI CDM 566907-2.
  • 9.37am

    • Claude Debussy

      Sonata for flute, viola & harp

      Performers: Boston Symphony Chamber Players: Doriot Anthony Dwyer (flute), Burton Fine (viola), Ann Hobson (harp)

      • DG 449 549-2.
  • 9.56am

    • Antonín Dvořák

      Slavonic Dance, Op.72 No.7 in C

      Performers: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer (conductor)

      • DECCA 478 4028.
  • 10am: Proms Artists Recommend: Andrew Davis

    • Igor Stravinsky

      Symphony of Psalms

      Performers: Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, London Sinfonietta, Simon Preston (conductor)

      • DECCA 430 346-2.
  • 10.23am

    • Claude Debussy

      Hommage a Rameau (Image - 1er serie)

      Performers: Samson Francois (piano)

      • VIRGIN CLASSICS 735629-2.
  • 10.30: Aminatta Forna's Choice

    • Sergei Prokofiev

      Romeo and Juliet, Act I: Romeo's Variation; Love Scene

      Performers: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor)

      • DECCA 436 078-2.
  • 10.44: Aminatta Forna's Choice

    • Claude Debussy

      Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

      Performers: Karlheinz Zöller (flute), Berlin Philharmonic, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

      • DG 423 217-2.
  • 10.57am

    • Widmann

      Regina (No.12 - Daentz und Galliarden from 'Musikalischer Tugendspiegel'

      Performers: Collegium Terpsichore, Fritz Neumeyer (director)

      • DG 469 641-2.


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