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Friday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including CD of the Week: Paavo Berglund - The Bournemouth Years; Artist of the Week: Brigitte Fassbaender; Rob's Essential Choice: Brahms: String Quintet No 2.

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Paavo Berglund - The Bournemouth Years and at 9.30 our brainteaser: Only Connect.

10am
Artist of the Week: Brigitte Fassbaender

10.30am
Rob's guest this week is the stage and screen actress, Penelope Wilton. Currently appearing on our screens as Isobel Crawley in Downton Abbey, Penelope is also well known for her film appearances including Cry Freedom, where she played the South African anti-apartheid activist Wendy Woods, and The History Boys. In 2004 in she was made OBE for her services to drama.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice
Brahms
String Quintet No.2 in G, Op.111
Hagen Quartet
with Gérard Caussé (viola).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in G major, K 427

    Performer: Christian Zacharias.
    • EMI.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No 6 in D flat major

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
    • DECCA.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Oboe Concerto

    Performer: John Williams. Conductor: Paavo Berglund. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • WARNER CLASSICS.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    Farewell To Stromness

    Performer: Peter Maxwell Davies.
    • UNICORN KANCHANA.
  • Today's Brainteaser - Only Connect

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo

    La vendetta d'amore (Sinfonia)

    Performer: Simon Munday. Orchestra: La Serenissima. Conductor: Adrian Chandler.
    • AVIE.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Polonaise brillante, Op.3

    Performer: János Starker. Performer: György Sebök.
    • MERCURY.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No.9 in C major

    Orchestra: Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra. Conductor: Adam Fischer.
    • NIMBUS.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Rheinlegendchen; Starke Einbildungskraft; Hans und Grete

    Performer: Brigitte Fassbaender. Performer: Irwin Gage.
    • EMI.
  • Matthew Locke

    Music for The Tempest

    Orchestra: Il Giardino Armonico. Ensemble: Innsbruck Trumpet Consort. Director: Giovanni Antonini.
    • TELDEC.
  • Edward Elgar

    Serenade for Strings, Op.20

    Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Adrian Boult.
    • EMI.
  • Franz Schubert

    Allegro moderato (Piano Sonata in F sharp minor, D.571)

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • DECCA.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Andante (Violin Sonata No.1 in A major, Op.19)

    Performer: Berl Senofsky. Performer: Gary Graffman.
    • SONY.
  • Frank Bridge

    Valse intermezzo

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Bridge: Orchestral Works vol.5: Williams/BBC NOW/Hickox.
    • Chandos.
    • 14.
  • Johannes Brahms

    String Quintet No.2 in G major, Op.111

    Ensemble: Hagen Quartett. Performer: Gérard Caussé.
    • DG.
  • Johannes Eccard

    Ein feste Burg

    Composer: Michael Praetorius. Performer: Vocal Concert Dresden. Performer: Peter Kopp.
    • BERLIN CLASSICS.
  • Robert Schumann

    Frauenliebe und -leben, Op.42

    Singer: Brigitte Fassbaender. Performer: Irwin Gage.
    • DG.

Only Connect

The answer was the number 9, or Ninth Symphonies.

We heard in order: Schubert, Dvorak and Beethoven's Ninth Symphonies.

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