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Friday - Rob Cowan with Alice Goodman

With Rob Cowan. Including CD of the Week: Carlo Maria Giulini - The London Years; Artist of the Week: Claudio Abbado; Rob's Essential Choice: Rodgers: The Carousel Waltz.

A selection of music with Rob Cowan, whose guest at 10.30am is Rev. Alice Goodman.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Carlo Maria Giulini - The London Years, and at 9.30: Only Connect - today's brainteaser.

Artist of the Week: Claudio Abbado. One of the greatest conductors of his time, Abbado passed away earlier this year at the age of 80. Rob explores his rich recording legacy featuring the various orchestras he conducted and founded, including: Lucerne Festival, Orchestra Mozart, Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestra of La Scala Milan.

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the ordination of the first women priests in the Church of England, and Rob's guest is the American poet, librettist and priest, Rev. Alice Goodman. Alice is perhaps best known for writing the libretti for two operas by John Adams: Nixon in China and The Death of Klinghoffer. She was raised as a Reform Jew, but converted to Christianity as an adult (while working on The Death of Klinghoffer). In 2006, she took up the post of chaplain at Trinity College, Cambridge, and in 2011 became Rector of a group of parishes in Cambridgeshire. Alice is married to the British poet, Geoffrey Hill.

Rob's Essential Choice
The Carousel Waltz
Alfred Newman (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Alexander Glazunov

    Concerto for alto saxophone and orchestra, Op.109

    Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra. Conductor: José Serebrier.
  • Béla Bartók

    The Miraculous Mandarin, Op.19

    Choir: Ambrosian Singers. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • anon

    Only Connect

  • anon

    Running Footman

    Conductor: Josef Ulsamer. Ensemble: Ulsamer Collegium.
    • DG.
  • anon

    Only Connect

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    6 Variations on 'Tandeln und Scherzen' for piano (WoO.76) [theme from ...

    Performer: Gianluca Cascioli.
    • Beethoven: Variations: Gianluca Cascioli.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 3.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Lieutenant Kije

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto grossi, Op.6 No.5

    Orchestra: Lucerne Festival Strings. Conductor: Rudolf Baumgartner.
    • DG.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Regard du Silence (Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jesus)

    Performer: Jean-Rodolphe Kars.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Vocalise arr. Conus

    Ensemble: Leonore Piano Trio. Music Arranger: Julius Conus.
    • Hyperion.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Der Holle Rache (Die Zauberflote, Act II)

    Singer: Lucia Popp. Orchestra: Philharmonia. Conductor: Otto Klemperer.
    • EMI.
  • Richard Rodgers

    The Carousel Waltz

    Orchestra: Orchestra. Conductor: Alfred Newman.
    • Angel.
  • Franz Schubert

    Rondo in B minor, D 895, 'Rondo brillant'

    Performer: Julia Fischer. Performer: Martin Helmchen.
  • Robert Schumann

    Manfred Overture

    Orchestra: Philharmonia. Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini.
    • Warner.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Only Connect

The connection was Military Ranks.

The music played:

Kijé’s Wedding (Lieutenant Kijé)
Cleveland Orchestra
George Szell (conductor)

Lieutenant F. J. Ricketts AKA Kenneth Alford
Colonel Boyey
The Band of the Coldstream Guards
DECCA 271 2310 

I am the very model of a modern major general (Pirates of Penzance)
D’Oyly Carte Opera Company
Isidore Godfrey (conductor)
LONDON 414 2862    


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