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Friday - Rob Cowan with Sandi Toksvig

With Rob Cowan. CD of the Week: Incarnation - Christmas Music; Artist of the Week: Marc Minkowski; Sandi Toksvig; Rob's Essential Choice: Bach: Christmas Oratorio (Part 3).

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:
Christmas Oratorio; Part 3 (For the 3rd Day of Christmas)
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Evangelist - tenor)
Nancy Argenta (soprano)
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo soprano)
Olaf Bär (bass)
The Monteverdi Choir
The English Baroque Soloists
John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
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3 hours

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    11 Bagatelles for piano, Op. 119: No. 7 in C

    Performer: Ronald Brautigam.
    • BIS.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Morceau de concert

    Performer: Ulf Hoelscher. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Dervaux.
    • EMI.
  • Benjamin Britten

    A Boy Was Born: "Jesu, as Thou art our Saviour"

    Choir: Gabrieli Consort. Singer: Nicholas Algot Swensen. Conductor: Paul McCreesh.
    • Signum.
  • César Franck

    Morceau symphonique, 'Redemption'

    Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • DG.
  • anon

    Only Connect

    Conductor: anon.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in F for viola d'amour, 2 horns, 2 oboes, bassoon & b.c., RV 97

    Ensemble: Ricercar Consort. Ensemble: La Pastorella.
    • Ricercar.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Theme and Variations for violin and piano

    Performer: Gidon Kremer. Performer: Martha Argerich.
    • DG.
  • Hector Berlioz

    The Shepherds' Farewell (L'enfance du Christ)

    Choir: Tenebrae. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • LSO Live.
  • Schubert

    Symphony No. 3 in D, D.200

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenobles. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • Naive.
  • Dandrieu

    A minuit fut un reveil

    Performer: Ensemble Faux Bourdon.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Mambo (West Side Story)

    Orchestra: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel.
    • DG.
  • Dame Ethel Mary Smyth

    Benedictus (Mass in D major)

    Singer: Eiddwen Harrhy. Choir: Plymouth Festival Chorus. Orchestra: Plymouth Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Philip Brunelle.
    • Virgin.
  • Claude Debussy


    Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Leopold Stokowski.
    • Andante.
  • Dandrieu

    Ou s'en vont ces gais bergers?

    Performer: Ensemble Faux Bourdon.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Christmas Oratorio: Part 3 (For the Third Day of Christmas)

    Singer: Nancy Argenta. Singer: Anne Sofie von Otter. Singer: Olaf Bär. Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Archiv.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat, K.595

    Performer: Wilhelm Kempff. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic. Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner.
    • DG.
  • Mendelssohn (arr. Maisky)

    On Wings of Song, op.34 no.2

    Performer: Mischa Maisky (cello). Performer: Sergio Tiempo (piano.
    • DG.


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