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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; Rob's Essential Choice: Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV538 (Dorian).

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.

Rob's Essential Choice
Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 538 'Dorian'
Karl Richter (organ)

3 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 538 'Dorian'

    Performer: Karl Richter.
    • Archiv.
  • William Byrd

    Quomodo cantabimus

    Choir: Contrapunctus. Conductor: Owen Rees.
    • Signum.
  • John White

    Sonata 136

    Performer: Dave Smith.
    • UHR University of Herefordshire.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Messiah: 'He Shall Feed his Flock'

    Singer: Iestyn Davies. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Edward Higginbottom.
    • Naxos.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No.85 in B flat 'La Reine'

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Sigiswald Kuijken.
    • Virgin.
  • Franz Liszt

    Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

    Performer: Vladimir Horowitz.
    • RCA.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Or che il dover, K.36

    Singer: Rolando Villazón. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • Archiv.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Les Indes Galantes: Chaconne

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • Archiv.

Today’s Brainteaser Answer – Originally Written For

The Rigaudon from Grieg's Holberg Suite, originally written for String Orchestra.


The music played:


Holberg Suite – Rigaudon       
Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (trumpet)
Daniel-Ben Pienaar (piano)


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