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Monday - Rob Cowan with Nigel Williams

With Rob Cowan. Including Essential CD of the Week: My Violin Legends, with Pavel Sporcl and Petr Jirikovsky; Artist of the Week: Charles Munch; Berlioz: Les nuits d'ete.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: My Violin Legends - Pavel ?porcl (violin) & Petr Jiríkovský (piano), SUPRAPHON SU41412. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30 - today: Transports of Delight.

Artist of the Week: Charles Munch

Rob's guest this week is the novelist, screenwriter and playwright, Nigel Williams. Nigel's most successful work has been his script for the 2005 TV drama Elizabeth I (starring Helen Mirren), for which he received an Emmy Award nomination. His novels include the bestselling 'Wimbledon Trilogy' - The Wimbledon Poisoner, They Came from SW19 and East of Wimbledon ? the first of which he adapted into a successful television film. He won a television BAFTA for his screen adaptation of William Horwood's Skallagrigg, and was the primary scriptwriter for the second season of Jim Henson's Storyteller series. As a playwright, Nigel has adapted William Golding's Lord of the Flies for the stage, and his first play, Class Enemy, has been translated into more than thirty languages.

Les nuits d'été
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Claude Debussy

    Petite suite (Ballet)

    Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Paray.
    • Mercury Living Presence.
  • František Ondříček

    Scherzo capriccioso, Op 18

    Performer: Pavel Šporcl. Performer: Petr Jiříkovský.
    • Supraphon.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

    Sonatae tam aris quam aulis servientes (Sonata VII)

    Performer: Andreas Lacker. Performer: Herbert Walser. Ensemble: Clemencic Consort. Director: René Clemencic.
    • OEHMS.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quartet No. 8 in F, K.168

    Ensemble: Amadeus Quartet.
    • DG.
  • anon

    Transports of Delight

    Conductor: anon.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Benvenuto Cellini Overture

    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Munch.
    • RCA Living Stereo.
  • Frederic Curzon

    March of the Bowmen

    Performer: The New London Orchestra. Performer: Ronald Corp (conductor).
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria

    O Domine Jesu Christe à 6

    Choir: Collegium Vocale Gent. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • PHI.
  • Claude Debussy


    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Munch.
    • RCA Living Stereo.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata BWV 132 'Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn!'

    Singer: Sebastian Hennig. Orchestra: Leonhardt‐Consort. Conductor: Gustav Leonhardt.
    • TELDEC.
  • William Boyce

    Symphony No 5 in D major

    Orchestra: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Archiv.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Les nuits d'ete: Au cimetiere; L'ile inconnue

    Singer: Brigitte Balleys. Orchestra: Orchestre des Champs‐Élysées. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Mozart

    Piano Concerto No.25 in C K.503

    Performer: Leon Fleisher (piano). Performer: The Clevelnad Orchestra. Performer: George Szell (conductor).
    • SONY.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Little Suite Op.1

    Performer: Norwegian Chamber Orchestra. Performer: Iona Brown (director).
    • EMI.

Today's Brainteaser Answer

Transports of Delight


The music played:


Vivian Ellis
Coronation Scot        
New London Orchestra
Ronald Corp (conductor)


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