Wednesday - Rob Cowan: Sound of Cinema
With Rob Cowan. Including CD of the Week: Old Czech Marches and Dances; harpsichordist Ton Koopman; composer Debbie Wiseman; Sound of Cinema with Neil Brand: Rozsa: Violin Concerto.
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Old Czech Marches and Dances with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Vaclav Neumann; and at 9.30 our brainteaser - Back to the Beginning.
Artist of the Week: Harpsichordist, organist and conductor Ton Koopman
Rob's guest this week is the film and television composer Debbie Wiseman. Debbie's film and television credits include more than 200 titles, such as Judge John Deed, The Land Girls, Tom's Midnight Garden, and Wilde. In 2008 she composed a new "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra" called "Different Voices", and her album of music to accompany Oscar Wilde's fairy stories, Wilde Stories, was nominated for a Grammy Award and later made into a trilogy of animated films for Channel 4. In 2004, Debbie was awarded an MBE for services to the music and film industry.
Sound of Cinema with Neil Brand, who introduces his personal choice of Music that made the Movies:
Rozsa: Violin Concerto
Also in this hour, Lucky Dip: Rob dips into his CD collection and shares a piece - it could be a recent discovery, an old favourite, or simply something that just has to be heard. Expect the unexpected!
Today's Brainteaser Answer
Back to the Beginning. The excerpt played in reverse was the opening of Grieg's Piano Concerto.
The music played:
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
Lars Vogt (piano)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Simon Rattle (conductor)
EMI CDC 7547462