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Friday - Rob Cowan with Russell Grant

With Rob Cowan. Essential CD of the Week: Eric Coates - London Again; Brainteaser; Artist of the Week: Daniel Hope; Rob's Essential Choice: Dukas: La Peri.

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.

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:
Dukas
La Peri
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Jean Fournet (conductor)
REGIS 1344.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Franz von Suppé

    Boccaccio March

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Chandos.
  • Franz Schubert

    Klavierstück No 1 in E flat minor, D 946

    Performer: Paul Lewis.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Hubert Parry

    Symphonic Variations

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Adrian Boult.
    • Lyrita.
  • Eric Coates

    Television March

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

    Only Connect

    Conductor: anon.
  • Johann Pachelbel

    Canon and Gigue in D major

    Performer: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Performer: Daniel Hope.
    • DG.
  • Claude Debussy

    Petite Suite

    Orchestra: ORTF National Orchestra. Orchestrator: Henri Büsser. Conductor: Jean Martinon.
    • EMI.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Funeral March of a Marionette

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier.
    • Chandos.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Out of your sleep

    Performer: Polyphony. Performer: Stephen Layton (conductor).
    • HELIOS.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Violin Concerto in E minor, Op 64

    Performer: Daniel Hope (violin). Performer: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Performer: Thomas Hengelbrock (conductor).
    • DG.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Die Fledermaus: Overture

    Orchestra: Bavarian State Orchestra. Conductor: Carlos Kleiber.
    • DG.
  • Alexander Borodin

    String Quartet No 2 in D major (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Borodin Quartet.
    • Decca.
  • Erik Satie

    Poudre d'or

    Performer: Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux. Performer: Yutaka Sado (conductor).
    • ERATO.
  • Paul Dukas

    La Péri

    Orchestra: Radio Filharmonisch Orkest. Conductor: Jean Fournet.
    • Denon.
  • Mozart

    String Quintet in C, K515

    Performer: Juilliard String Quartet. Performer: John Graham (viola).
    • SONY.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Waltz-Scherzo, Op 7

    Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (piano).
    • REGIS.

Today's Brainteaser Answer

Only Connect: the connection was Puppets.

The music played:

Birtwistle
Punch and Judy: Melodrama 1 – Punch’s Lullaby
Punch: Stephen Roberts
The London Sinfonietta
David Atherton (conductor)
ETCETERA KTC21014 

Gounod
Funeral March of a Marionette
BBC Philharmonic
Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor)
CHANDOS CHAN9765   

Stravinsky
Petrouchka – Tableau III In Petrouchka’s Room
Ruud van den Brink (piano)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Riccardo Chailly (conductor)
DECCA 443 774 2  

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