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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: Mahler: Symphony No 1.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Piers Lane Goes to Town featuring Piers Lane (pianist). Also, at 9:30am, our brainteaser: Only Connect

Artist of the Week: Rafael Kubelik

In the week marking the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, Rob's guest is the doctor of 18th-century British History and author of historical novels, Amanda Foreman. Her book, 'A World on Fire: An Epic History of Two Nations Divided', traces turbulent Anglo-American relations during the American Civil War. She has compared the task with writing a symphony. Amanda's the daughter of Carl Foreman, the Oscar-winning screen writer of many film classics including, The Bridge on the River Kwai, High Noon, and The Guns of Navarone. She divides her time between London and New York and has served as judge on almost every major literary prize including the Man Booker and the National Book Award. Her book 'Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire' won the Whitbread Prize and has inspired a television documentary, a radio play starting Dame Judi Dench; and the recent movie 'The Duchess', staring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes.

Rob's Essential Choice
Symphony No.1
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Rafael Kubelik (conductor).

3 hours

Last on

Fri 22 Nov 2013 09:00

Music Played

  • Edward Elgar

    Promenade No. 3 for winds

    Ensemble: Athena Ensemble.
    • Chandos.
  • Franz Liszt

    Hungarian Rhapsody No 3 in D major

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Nocturne No. 4 in C minor 'Bal fantome'; Marigold

    Performer: Piers Lane. Composer: Billy Mayerl.
    • Hyperion.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 27 in G major

    Orchestra: Heidelberger Sinfoniker. Conductor: Thomas Fey.
    • Hannsler.
  • Dudley Moore

    Beethoven Parody 'And the same to you'

    Performer: Piers Lane.
    • Hyperion.
  • Franz Schubert

    Der Tod und das Madchen

    Singer: Christa Ludwig. Performer: Geoffrey Parsons.
    • EMI.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K.491

    Performer: Clifford Curzon. Orchestra: Budapest Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rafael Kubelík.
    • Audite.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in D minor RV.405 for cello and orchestra

    Performer: Roel Dieltiens. Ensemble: Ensemble Explorations.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Duke Ellington

    Black, Brown and Beige: Work Song

    Ensemble: Duke Ellington & His Orchestra.
    • United Archives.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Urlicht (Symphony No.2)

    Singer: Christa Ludwig. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • DG.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No. 1

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rafael Kubelík.
    • DG.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in D, K.96

    Performer: Vladimir Horowitz.

Today's Brainteaser Answer

Only Connect: the connection was Death.

The music played:

Death and Transfiguration
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra
Tadaaki Otaka (conductor)

Adagietto – Symphony No. 5 (used in the film Death in Venice)
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Leonard Bernstein (conductor)
CBS CD 45502  

'Death and the Maiden' quartet in D minor: 2nd mvmt
Hagen Quartet
DG 431 814 2 


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