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Live at Southbank Centre: Rob Cowan with Brian Moore

With Rob Cowan. CD of the Week: Rolando Villazon sings Mozart Concert Arias; Artists of the Week; CD Review Building a Library Recommendation: Handel: Concerti grossi, Op 6.

Live at Southbank Centre with Rob Cowan

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Rolando Villazón sings Mozart Concert Arias. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

Artists of the Week: As part of Radio 3's Southbank Centre Residency from 15-31 March, we will hear a selection of recordings from the four resident orchestras: London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and London Sinfonietta

Sport Relief runs from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March and when Rob's guest retired from his sport, his opponents probably breathed a sigh of relief. Former England rugby union international hooker Brian Moore won 64 caps for England as well as 5 caps for the British and Irish Lions. Known as the 'Pitbull' for his uncompromising style, he has continued his direct approach with his journalism. Brian is a regular part of the BBC rugby commentary team and has broadcast widely on TV and radio. In 2009 Brian was nominated for the British Press Awards sports journalist of the year and in 2010 he won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award for his autobiography, Beware of the Dog. Away from rugby, Brian is also FSA qualified, an OPI qualified Nail manicurist, a Semi-skilled sheet metal shearer and a qualified lawyer.

Concerti Grossi Op.6
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

3 hours

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.11

    Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Director: Andrew Manze.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • William Alwyn

    Elizabethan Dances No.1: Moderato e Ritmico

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: William Alwyn.
    • Lyrita.
  • anon

    Place that Piece

    Performer: anon.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Variations on a Theme by Paganini Op.35: Book I

    Performer: Claudio Arrau.
    • Philips.
  • Franz Schubert

    Rosamunde D.797: Ballet Music II

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Robert Heger.
    • Warner.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Il Barbiere Di Siviglia 'Una Voce Poco Fa'

    Singer: Maria Callas. Orchestra: Philharmonia. Conductor: Tullio Serafin.
    • EMI.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    Three Motets Op.38 - Coelos ascendit

    Choir: The Choir Of Trinity College, Cambridge. Director: Richard Marlow.
    • Conifer.
  • Grainger

    Jutish Medley: Danish Folk-Music Settings No.8

    Performer: Marc-André Hamelin.
    • Hyperion.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Five Variants of 'Dives and Lazarus'

    Performer: Skaila Kanga. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
    • Chandos.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No.5

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Paavo Berglund.
    • LPO.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Die Zauberflote: Overture

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Georg Solti.
    • Decca.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Si mostra la sorte, K.209

    Singer: Rolando Villazón. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • DG.
  • Robert Schumann

    Symphony No.2 in C Op.61

    Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Conductor: Ernest Ansermet.
    • Decca.

Today’s Brainteaser Answer – Place that Piece

The Strand.

The music played:

Handel in the Strand        
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)


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