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Tuesday - Rob Cowan with Sandi Toksvig

With Rob Cowan. CD of the Week: Incarnation - Christmas Music; Artist of the Week: Marc Minkowski; Broadcaster Sandi Toksvig; Essential Choice: Rimsky-Korsakov: Christmas Eve Suite.

Rob Cowan's guest this week is writer, presenter and comedian, Sandi Toksvig.
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Incarnation ? Christmas music ancient and modern, from the Gabrieli Consort and Paul McCreesh: SIGNUM, SIGCD346. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

Artist of the Week: Marc Minkowski.

Rob's guest this week is the writer, presenter and comedian, Sandi Toksvig. Sandi is a familiar voice for BBC Radio 4 listeners as the chair of The News Quiz and host of the travel programme Excess Baggage. She presents 1001 Things You Should Know for Channel 4, was team captain on Call My Bluff for many years, and has appeared on other panel shows including Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Mock the Week, and QI. She has been a columnist for Good Housekeeping magazine for more than twenty years and for seven years wrote every week in The Sunday Telegraph. Her latest book on manners, Peas and Queues, was published earlier this year.

Rob's Essential Choice:
Rimsky Korsakov
Christmas Eve Suite
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Ernest Ansermet (conductor)
DECCA 443 4642.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Danse des Sauvages (Les Indes galantes)

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • Archiv.
  • Morton Gould

    Latin-American Symphonette (Rhumba)

    Orchestra: Hollywood Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Felix Slatkin.
    • EMI.
  • anon

    Qui creavit celum

    Choir: Gabrieli Consort & Players. Conductor: Paul McCreesh.
    • Signum.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Ballade no.3 in A flat, op.47

    Performer: Cedric Tiberghien (piano).
  • Anton Webern

    Langsamer Satz

    Orchestra: Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Heinz Holliger.
    • Zig Zag Territories.
  • Anon.

    Today's Brainteaser - Originally Written For...?

  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Les Boréades - Act 4, Sc 4, Entrée de Polymnie

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • Archiv.
  • Edvard Grieg


    Choir: Malmö kammarkör. Choir: Lund Student Singers. Orchestra: Malmö SymfoniOrkester. Conductor: Bjarte Engeset.
    • Naxos.
  • François-André Danican Philidor

    Quartet No. 5 for flute, 2 violins and basso continuo

    Ensemble: Camerata Köln.
    • CPO.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K.550

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • Archiv.
  • Johann, II Strauss

    An der schonen, blauen Donau, Op. 314

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Willi Boskovsky.
    • Decca.
  • Gian Carlo Menotti

    Amahl and the Night Visitors (excerpt)

    Singer: Ike Hawkersmith. Singer: Kirsten Gunlogson. Singer: Dean Anthony. Singer: Todd Thomas. Singer: Kevin Short. Singer: Bart LeFan. Choir: Chicago Symphony Chorus. Choir: Nashville Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: Nashville Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Alastair Willis.
    • Naxos.
  • Schumann (arr. Segovia)


    Performer: Segovia (guitar).
    • RCA.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Christmas Eve Suite

    Conductor: Ernest Ansermet. Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
    • Decca.
  • Anton Bruckner

    String Quartet in C minor

    Performer: Zehetmair Quartett.
    • ECM.
  • CPE Bach

    Symphony in C, Wq 174

    Performer: Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. Performer: Christian Zacharias (conductor).
    • MDG.


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