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).
Today's Brainteaser Answer - Only Connect
The connection was Military Ranks.
The music played:
Kijé’s Wedding (Lieutenant Kijé)
George Szell (conductor)
SONY CLASSICAL SBK 48162
Lieutenant F. J. Ricketts AKA Kenneth Alford
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