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Wednesday - Rob Cowan with Bill Oddie

With Rob Cowan. Essentail CD of the Week: Bach - Mihaela Ursuleasa and Romanian Rhapsody; Artist of the Week: Antal Dorati; Bill Oddie; Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral'.

9am
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.

10am
Artist of the Week: Antal Dorati.

10.30am
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.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice:
Beethoven
Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral'
London Symphony Orchestra
Antal Dorati (conductor)
MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Danse (Four Etudes for Orchestra no 1)

    Orchestra: Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • Mercury Living Presence.
  • Franz Schubert

    Klavierstück No 2 in E flat major, D 946

    Performer: Mihaela Ursuleasa.
    • Berlin Classics.
  • Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev

    Overture on Three Russian Themes

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Evgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov.
    • Hyperion.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Sonata in C major for recorder and continuo (Gertreue Music-Meister)

    Performer: Sébastien Marq. Performer: Pierre Hantaï. Performer: Rainer Zipperling.
    • Astree.
  • anon

    Intros

  • Manuel de Falla

    Interlude and Dance no 1 from 'La Vida Breve'

    Orchestra: Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • Mercury Living Presence.
  • anon

    Intros

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata no 25 in G, op 79

    Performer: Jean Muller.
    • Bella Musica.
  • Franz Schubert

    An die Laute Op. 81/2, D 905

    Singer: Fritz Wunderlich. Performer: Hubert Giesen.
    • DG.
  • Thomas Linley

    Arise! Ye spirits of the storm (The Tempest)

    Orchestra: The Parley of Instruments. Conductor: Paul Nicholson.
    • Helios.
  • Aaron Copland

    Appalachian Spring Suite

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • Mercury Living Presence.
  • Sarah Class

    River of Life ('Africa' BBC soundtrack)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: ELizabeth Purnell.
    • Silva Screen.
  • Trad. Shetland

    Shive Her Up/Ahint da Dearkes o'Voe

    Performer: Tom Anderson. Performer: Aly Bain. Performer: Trevor Hunter. Performer: Davie Tulloch. Performer: Violet Tulloch.
    • Topic.
  • Frederick Delius

    Late Swallows

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • EMI.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Adagio and Allegro in F minor for piano duet K594 (originally mechanical organ)

    Ensemble: Christoph Eschenbach and Justus Frantz.
    • DG.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony no 6 in F major op 68 'Pastorale'

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • Mercury Living Presence.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Bagatelle op 126 no 2

    Performer: Jill Crossland.
    • DIVINE ART.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Intros

Answer: The three introductions were all from songs all by Schubert.

The music played:

Schubert
Gute Nacht – Winterreise, D.911 No.1
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
Jörg Demus (piano)
DG 447 421 2      

Schubert
An die Laute Op. 81/2, D.905
Fritz Wunderlich (tenor)
Hubert Giesen (piano)
DG  435 149 2     

Schubert
An die Musik, D.547
Monica Groop (mezzo-soprano)
Rudolf Jansen (piano)
ONDINE ODE 9862  

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