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Thursday - Rob Cowan with Russell Grant

With Rob Cowan. Essential CD of the Week: Eric Coates - London Again; Brainteaser: Who/What/Where am I?; Artist of the Week: Daniel Hope; Essential Choice: Falla: El amor brujo.

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/What/Where am I?

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:
El amor brujo
Shirley Verrett (mezzo soprano)
Philadelphia Orchestra
Leopold Stokowski (conductor)

3 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Two-part invention in B flat

    Performer: Wendy Carlos.
    • esd.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    La Cenerentola (Overture)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia. Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini.
    • EMI.
  • Eric Coates

    Cinderella: A Phantasy

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Avie.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Humoresque in G flat major, Op 101 No 7

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • DG.
  • William Byrd

    Descendit de caelis

    Choir: The Cardinall’s Musick. Director: Andrew Carwood.
    • Hyperion.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in B major, Op. 9 No. 3

    Performer: Claudio Arrau.
    • Philips.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in E minor, RV 273

    Performer: Daniel Hope. Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
    • DG.
  • Igor Stravinsky


    Performer: Europäische Kammersolisten. Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor).
    • DECCA.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: 2nd movement

    Performer: Martha Argerich. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Dutoit.
    • DG.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Orpheus in the Underworld, Act I (excerpt)

    Singer: Stuart Kale. Choir: Chorus of English National Opera. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder. Singer: Sally Burgess. Singer: Emile Belcourt. Singer: Richard Angas. Orchestra: Orchestra of English National Opera.
    • That's Entertainment.
  • Peter Wishart

    Alleluya, a new work is on hand

    Performer: Polyphony. Performer: Stephen Layton (conductor).
    • HELIOS.
  • Manuel de Falla

    El amor brujo

    Singer: Shirley Verrett. Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Leopold Stokowski.
    • CBS.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 100 in G (Military)

    Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Evgeny Svetlanov (conductor).
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    An Wasserflussen Babylon

    Performer: Simon Preston (organ).
    • DG.

Today's Brainteaser Answer

Who am I? Janacek’s Vixen, the heroine of his opera The Cunning Little Vixen. She was created in a newspaper cartoon strip.


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