Friday - Rob Cowan: Sound of Cinema
With Rob Cowan. Including CD of the Week: Old Czech Marches and Dances; Ton Koopman; composer Debbie Wiseman; Sound of Cinema with Neil Brand: Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia Antarctica.
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 - Only Connect.
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:
Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia Antarctica.
Today's Brainteaser Answer
Only Connect: the connection was that all the pieces played featured in Stanley Kubrick's film '2001: A Space Odyssey'.
The music played:
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Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30: I. Einleitung (Sonnenaufgang)
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Herbert Blomstedt (conductor)
DECCA 448 815 2
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Gennadi Rozdhestvensky (conductor)
MGM CDP 7933022
Johann Strauss Jr.
An Der Schönen Blauen Donau
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Riccardo Muti (conductor)
EMI CMS 567 323 2