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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; Essential Choice: Poulenc: Concerto in G minor for organ, strings and timpani.

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
Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani in G minor
Simon Preston (organ)
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Seiji Ozawa (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Swan Lake - Dance of the Cygnets

    Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra. Performer: John Lanchbery (conductor).
    • EMI.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    12 German Dances WoO8 - Nos. 11 & 12

    Performer: L'Orfeo Baroque Orcehstra. Performer: Michi Gaigg (conductor).
    • CPO.
  • Giuseppe Tartini

    Trumpet Concerto in D

    Performer: Alison Balsom (trumpet). Performer: Scottish Ensemble.
    • EMI.
  • Mozart

    Musst ich auch durch tausend Drachen K.435

    Performer: Rolando Villazon (tenor). Performer: London Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Antonio Pappano (conductor).
    • DG.
  • Erik Satie

    Je te veux

    Performer: Roland Pontinen (piano).
    • BIS.
  • Richard Wagner

    Lohengrin - Act III Prelude

    Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra. Performer: Otto Klemperer (conductor).
    • EMI.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto for violin and oboe in c minor BWV1060

    Performer: Alexandra Bellamy (oboe). Performer: Rachel Podger (violin). Performer: Brecon Baroque.
  • Henry Wood

    Tom Bowling (Fantasia on British Sea Songs)

    Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Roger Norrington (conductor).
    • LONDON.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No.7

    Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra. Performer: Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor).
    • SIGNUM.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor K.466: Allegro

    Performer: Sviatoslav Richter. Orchestra: Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Stanisław Wisłocki.
    • DG.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Dance in C major, Op. 72 No. 7

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Václav Talich.
    • Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Nutcracker - Chinese Dance

    Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra. Performer: John Lanchbery (conductor).
    • EMI.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani in G minor

    Performer: Simon Preston. Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Seiji Ozawa.
    • DG.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in D minor K9

    Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (piano).
    • VIRGIN.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Symphony No 2

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Charles Groves.
    • EMI.

Today’s Brainteaser Answer – Only Connect

The connection was Cricket: Bat, Bowling, Ball.


The music played:


Die Fledermaus (The Bat)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Herbert von Karajan (conductor)
DG 419 616 2   

Fantasia on British Sea Songs: Tom Bowling

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Roger Norrington (condutor)
LONDON 455 147 2 

Symphonie Fantastique: Un Bal (A Ball)
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Colin Davis (conductor)
PHILIPS 422 253 2  


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