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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: Liszt: Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H.

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
Prelude and Fugue for Organ on B-A-C-H S260
Peter Hurford (organ)

3 hours

Music Played

  • Kurt Weill

    Suite for Wind Orchestra from The Threepenny Opera: The Ballad of Mack the Knife

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: David Atherton.
    • DG.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    In dir ist Freude BWV 615

    Performer: Nikolai Demidenko. Music Arranger: Ferruccio Busoni.
    • Hyperion.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Misero! O Sogno K.431

    Singer: Rolando Villazón. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • DG.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No.31 in D K.297 'Paris'

    Orchestra: Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto. Conductor: Peter Maag.
    • ARTS.
  • Oliver Knussen

    ...upon one note

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Oliver Knussen.
    • DG.
  • George Gershwin

    Fidgety Feet

    Music Arranger: Michael Finnissy. Performer: Joanna MacGregor.
  • Giovanni Benedetto Platti

    Concerto Grosso No.10 in F

    Performer: Sebastian Hess. Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Prince of the Pagodas Op.57: Palace of the Pagodas Act III Scene II conclusion

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Oliver Knussen.
    • Virgin.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Legends Op.59 - Nos. V-VII

    Performer: Czech Philharmonic. Performer: Charles Mackerras (conductor).
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    The Hebrides, Op 26

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Christoph von Dohnányi.
    • Decca.
  • Pietro Mascagni

    Intermezzo (Cavalleria rusticana)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • EMI.
  • Zdenek Fibich

    Impressions Op.47 - Nos. 110 & 111

    Performer: Marian Lapsansky (piano).
  • Franz Liszt

    Prelude and Fugue for Organ on B-A-C-H, S 260

    Performer: Peter Hurford.
    • Decca.
  • Thomas Ravenscroft

    We be Soldiers; The Three Ravens; Tomorrow the Fox will come to Town

    Ensemble: The City Waites.
    • Regis.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Zais - Overture

    Performer: Les Talens Lyriques. Performer: Christoph Rousset (conductor).
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony No.7 in C minor Op.44

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kirill Karabits.
    • Onyx.

Today’s Brainteaser Answer – What am I?

Answer: Honegger’s 'Rugby’. A great sports enthusiast, the French-Swiss composer Arthur Honegger adored rugby, and in 1928 he devoted the second of his symphonic movements to a rugby match in sound.


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