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Tuesday - Rob Cowan with Bill Oddie

With Sarah Walker. Essential CD of the Week: Bach - Mihaela Ursuleasa and Romanian Rhapsody; Artist of the Week: Antal Dorati; guest Bill Oddie; Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Bach - Mihaela Ursuleasa - Romanian Rhapsody BERLIN CLASSICS 16642BC. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

Artist of the Week: Antal Dorati.

This week marks the 125th anniversary of the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds), and Rob's guest is the wildlife presenter, writer, musician and conservationist, Bill Oddie. Bill became famous as one of The Goodies, having previously written scripts for TV's That Was The Week That Was while a student at Cambridge. He was also a key member of the BBC radio series I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again, where many of his musical compositions were featured. Since the 1990s, he has become better known as a presenter of BBC wildlife programmes.

Rob's Essential Choice:
The Rite of Spring
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Antal Dorati (conductor)

3 hours

Music Played

  • Gabriel Fauré

    Fileuse, Op 80 No 2

    Performer: Gil Shaham. Performer: Akira Eguchi.
    • Vanguard Classics.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Overture: King Stephen

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Otto Klemperer.
    • EMI.
  • George Enescu

    Romanian Rhapsody no 1 op 11

    Performer: Mihaela Ursuleasa.
    • Berlin Classics.
  • Johann Pachelbel

    Canon and Gigue in D major

    Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Köln. Director: Reinhard Goebel.
    • Archiv.
  • Madeleine Dring

    Trio for flute, oboe and piano

    Performer: Nancy Ruffer. Performer: John Anderson. Performer: Helen Crayford.
    • Dutton.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Prague Waltzes

    Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • Decca.
  • Claude Debussy

    Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir (Preludes book 1 no 4)

    Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli.
    • DG.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony no 48 in C major 'Maria Theresia'

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Hungarica. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • Decca.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    German Dance WoO 8 no 12

    Performer: Swedish Chamber Orchestra Orebro.
    • SIMAX.
  • WH Monk

    Abide With Me

    Choir: London Community Gospel Choir.
    • BMG.
  • George Gershwin

    Rhapsody in Blue

    Performer: André Previn. Orchestra: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
    • Philips.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Visions Fugitives no 14 'Feroce'

    Performer: Borodin Quartet.
    • TELDEC 4509 94572 2.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Rite of Spring

    Orchestra: Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • Mercury Living Presence.
  • Hensel-Mendelssohn

    March - Prelude and Chorale (The Year)

    Performer: Els Biesemans.
    • Genuin.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Holberg Suite, Op 40

    Orchestra: Det Norske Kammerorkester. Conductor: Terje Tonnesen.
    • BIS.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Critics' Corner

The composer described was Debussy.


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