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Wednesday - Rob Cowan with Russell Grant

With Rob Cowan. Essential CD of the Week: Eric Coates - London Again; Brainteaser: Back to the Beginning; Artist of the Week: Daniel Hope; Essential Choice: Ravel: Ma mere l'oye.

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

9am
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 - Back to the Beginning.

10am
Artist of the Week: Daniel Hope

10.30am
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.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice:
Ravel
Ma mere l'oye
London Symphony Orchestra
Pierre Monteux (conductor)
PHILIPS.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Madamina, il catalogo è questo (Don Giovanni)

    Music Arranger: Josef Triebensee. Ensemble: Budapester Bläserensemble.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Overture: Maskarade

    Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt.
    • Decca.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Keyboard Concerto in F major, H XVIII 7

    Performer: Mikhail Pletnev. Orchestra: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
    • Virgin.
  • Eric Coates

    Mayfair (London Again)

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Avie.
  • anon

    Openings

    Conductor: anon.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Elegy in F major Op.22

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Performer: Simon Mulligan.
    • Nimbus.
  • Richard Strauss

    Serenade, Op. 7

    Orchestra: Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • Arte Nova Classics.
  • Percy Grainger

    Country Gardens

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Chandos.
  • Peter Warlock

    Bethlehem Down

    Performer: Polyphony. Performer: Stephen Layton (conductor).
    • HELIOS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Violin Sonata in G, K.379

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Performer: Sebastian Knauer.
    • Warner.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    I vespri siciliani, Overture

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Antal Dorati (conductor).
    • MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

    Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra. Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev.
    • DG.
  • Ignacio de Jerusalem y Stella

    Amen (from Mass in D)

    Performer: Chanticleer. Performer: Joseph Jennings (director).
    • TELDEC.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Ma mere l'oye

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Monteux.
    • Philips.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    The Golden Cockerel Suite

    Performer: Cleveland Orchestra. Performer: Lorin Maazel (conductor).
    • DECCA ELOQUENCE.
  • Anon, Jeffrey Skidmore (conductor) & Ex-Cathedra

    Riu, Riu Chiu

    • ASV.

Today's Brainteaser Answer

Openings

The music played:

Brahms
Variations on a theme by Haydn (St Anthony Chorale Variations)
Berlin Philharmonic
Claudio Abbado (conductor)
DG 435 349 2 

Grainger
Country Gardens
BBC Philharmonic
Richard Hickox (conductor)
CHANDOS CHAN9584 

Vaughan Williams
The Lark Ascending
Iona Brown (violin)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Neville Marriner (conductor)
DECCA 430 093 2 

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