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Live at Southbank Centre: Rob Cowan with Brian Moore

With Rob Cowan. Including CD of the Week: Rolando Villazon sings Mozart Concert Arias; Artists of the Week; Rob's Essential Choice: Saint-Saens: Symphony No 3 (Organ Symphony).

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
Symphony No.3 'Organ Symphony'
Daniel Chorzempa (organ)
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Edo de Waart

3 hours

Music Played

  • Arthur Sullivan

    The Mikado: "I've got a little list"

    Singer: Thomas S. Allen. Choir: BBC Singers. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
    • Warner.
  • anon


  • anon


  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Toccata Op.11

    Performer: Martha Argerich.
    • DG.
  • Arnold Bax

    November Woods

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Adrian Boult.
    • Lyrita.
  • Samuel Barber

    Adagio for Strings

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • EMI.
  • Robert Schumann

    Konzertstuck for 4 horns and orchestra, Op. 86

    Performer: Nigel Black. Performer: Laurence Davies. Performer: Laurence Rogers. Performer: Peter Blake. Orchestra: Philharmonia. Conductor: Christian Thielemann.
    • DG.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Symphony No.3 'Organ Symphony'

    Performer: Daniel Chorzempa. Orchestra: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Edo de Waart.
    • Pentatone.
  • William Croft

    The Lord is a Sun and Shield

    Choir: Choir of New College Oxford. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Edward Higginbottom.
    • Decca.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No.30 in C 'Alleluja'

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Hungarica. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • Decca.
  • Henry Purcell

    Curtain Tune on a Ground

    Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata. Director: Christina Pluhar.
    • Erato.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Leonore Overture No. 2

    Orchestra: Philharmonia. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • Signum.
  • Rachmaninov

    Sing not to me, beautiful maiden!

    Performer: Mischa Maisky. Performer: Pavel Gililov.
    • DG.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Don Giovanni - The Champagne Aria

    Singer: Eberhard Wächter. Orchestra: Philharmonia. Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini.
    • EMI.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Con ossequio, con rispetto, K.210

    Singer: Rolando Villazón. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • DG.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    The Tale of Tsar Sultan: The Flight of the Bumblebee

    Orchestra: Philharmonia. Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy.
    • Decca.

Today’s Brainteaser Answer – Endings

The music played:


Piano Concerto in G
Martha Argerich
London Symphony Orchestra
Claudio Abbado (conductor)
DG 423 665 2   


Piano Concerto
Martha Argerich (piano)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Charles Dutoit (conductor)
DG 415 062 2     

Piano Concerto no 2
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
London Symphony Orchestra
Andre Previn (conductor)
DECCA 417 702 2 


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