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Tuesday - Rob Cowan with Russell Grant

With Rob Cowan. Essential CD of the Week: Eric Coates - London Again; brainteaser: Who's Singing? Artist of the Week: Daniel Hope; Rob's Essential Choice: Stravinsky: The Firebird.

Rob Cowan with his guest, astrologer and media personality Russell Grant.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Eric Coates - London Again: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under John Wilson, AVIE 2070. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30. Today - Who's Singing?

Artist of the Week: Daniel Hope

Rob's guest this week is the astrologer and media personality, Russell Grant. Russell has written several books on Astrology and regularly provides newspaper horoscopes. He is best known for his appearances on radio (BBC Radio 2's Steve Wright in the Afternoon) and breakfast television shows such as This Morning with Richard and Judy, offering astrological advice. More recently, he has appeared in several reality television shows including Celebrity Fit Club, Kitchen Burnout and most notably, Strictly Come Dancing and its sister show, It Takes Two.

Rob's Essential Choice:
The Firebird
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Antal Dorati (conductor)

3 hours

Music Played

  • Bohuslav Martinu

    A Lobster Falls in Love with a Pearl (On tourne!)

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • Supraphon.
  • Eric Coates

    The Selfish Giant

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Avie.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in C major, K 373

    Performer: Christian Tetzlaff. Performer: Heinrich Schiff. Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia.
    • Virgin.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Orpheus in the Underworld (Overture)

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Sony.
  • Joseph Joachim

    Romance, Op 2 No 1

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Performer: Sebastian Knauer.
    • DG.
  • Thomas Arne

    Overture No 1 in E minor

    Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Introduction and Allegro

    Performer: Osian Ellis. Ensemble: Melos Ensemble.
    • Decca.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto in D minor for two violins, BWV 1043

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Performer: Marieke Blankestijn. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
    • Warner.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Pohjola's Daughter, Op 49

    Performer: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Performer: Sir Colin Davis (conductor).
    • RCO LIVE.
  • Alexander Borodin

    Prince Igor (Overture)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Georg Solti.
    • Decca.
  • Henry Purcell

    Hail, bright Cecilia (Symphony)

    Orchestra: Gabrieli Players. Conductor: Paul McCreesh.
    • Archiv.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Firebird

    Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • Decca.
  • Trad arr Cristian Lolea

    Coroana de trandafiri

    Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (soprano). Performer: Romanian Madrigal Choir. Performer: Romanian National Radio Orchestra. Performer: Tiberiu Soare (conductor).
  • Franz Berwald

    Overture: The Queen of Golconda

    Performer: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Roy Goodman (conductor).

Today's Brainteaser Answer

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Maurice Ravel, described by the French writer André Suarès.


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