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Tuesday - Rob Cowan with Henry Goodman

With Rob Cowan. CD of the Week: Russian Overtures and Orchestral Works; Artists of the Week: Jascha Heifetz and Gregor Piatigorsky; Essential Choice: Szymanowski: Stabat Mater.

with Rob Cowan and his guest, the stage and screen actor Henry Goodman.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Russian Overtures and Orchestral Works ? Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev: NEWTON CLASSICS. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

Artists of the Week: Jascha Heifetz and Gregor Piatigorsky

Rob's guest this week is the stage and screen actor Henry Goodman. A graduate of RADA, Henry has twice won the Olivier Award for his stage performances: in 1993 for Assassins, directed by Sam Mendes, and again in 2000 for The Merchant of Venice, directed by Trevor Nunn. His many stage appearances include, for the Royal National Theatre: Angels in America, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Guys and Dolls; for the Royal Shakespeare Company: Richard III (in the title role), Henry V and The Comedy of Errors; and Chicago at the Adelphi Theatre. In 2010 Henry played the role of Sir Humphrey Appleby in the stage version of Yes, Prime Minister at the Chichester Festival. His television work includes guest appearances in a host of series, including Spooks, Dalziel and Pascoe, and Foyle's War, and he has also appeared in films such as Taking Woodstock, The Damned United and Notting Hill.

Rob's Essential Choice
Stabat mater
Elzbieta Szmytka (soprano)
Florence Quivar (mezzo soprano)
Jon Garrison (tenor)
John Connell (bass)
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Orchestra
Simon Rattle (conductor)

3 hours

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    La Réjouissance (Music for the Royal Fireworks)

    Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Philips.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Overture in F major

    Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra. Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev.
    • Newton Classics.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Blumine (Symphony No 1 in D major, original version)

    Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • LPO.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto Grosso in G major, Op 3 No 3

    Performer: Philippa Davies. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Director: Iona Brown.
    • Hannsler.
  • Anon.

    Today's Brainteaser - Originally Written For...?

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sinfonias (3-part Inventions) No 4 in D minor, No 9 in F minor, No 3 in D

    Performer: Jascha Heifetz. Performer: William Primrose. Performer: Gregor Piatigorsky.
    • Sony.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz in A flat, Op. 64 no. 3

    Performer: Claudio Arrau.
    • Philips.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Andante K.616

    Performer: Daniel Chorzempa.
    • Pentatone.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quintet in C, K515

    Performer: Jascha Heifetz. Performer: Israel Baker. Performer: William Primrose. Performer: Virginia Majewski. Performer: Gregor Piatigorsky.
    • Sony.
  • Robert Schumann

    Piano Sonata No 2 in G minor, Op 22 (I. So rasch wie möglich)

    Performer: Lucy Parham.
    • ASV.
  • Richard Strauss

    Enoch Arden

    Performer: Burkhart Kehring.
    • DG.
  • Leos Janáček

    String Quartet No 2 (Intimate Letters): II. Moderato

    Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet.
    • Brodsky.
  • Karol Szymanowski

    Stabat mater

    Singer: Elzbieta Szmytka. Singer: Florence Quivar. Singer: John Connell. Choir: CBSO Chorus. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI.
  • Edward Elgar

    Variations on an original theme 'Enigma'

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Monteux.
    • Decca.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Tit for tat - 5 settings from boyhood of poems ..., Autumn

    Singer: John Shirley‐Quirk. Performer: Benjamin Britten.
    • Benjamin Britten: Song Cycles.
    • Decca.
    • 30.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Originally Written For

Mozart's Fantasy in F minor K.608 was originally written for a mechanical clock. The version played was an arrangement for wind quintet.


The music played:


Fantasy in F minor, K608 (for a mechanical clock)
Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet


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