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Wednesday - 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; Rob's Essential Choice: Palestrina: 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
Pro Cantione Antiqua
Mark Brown (conductor)

3 hours

Music Played

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Bergomask (Dance of the Rustics) (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act V)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • EMI.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Ouverture solennelle, Op 73

    Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra. Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev.
    • DG.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in B flat, K269

    Performer: Josef Suk. Orchestra: Prague Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Libor Hlaváček.
    • Eurodisc.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Ballet Music (Macbeth)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • EMI.
  • anon

    Classic Cadenza

  • Maurice Ravel


    Performer: Samson François.
    • EMI.
  • anon

    Classic Cadenza

  • Johann Strauss II

    Acceleration Waltz, Op 234

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Carlos Kleiber.
    • Sony.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Piano Trio in C minor, Op 66

    Performer: Jascha Heifetz. Performer: Gregor Piatigorsky. Performer: Leonard Pennario.
    • Sony.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto in D minor for 2 violins (II. Largo, ma non tanto)

    Performer: Isaac Stern. Performer: Itzhak Perlman. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Zubin Mehta.
    • Sony.
  • Kurt Weill

    I'm a stranger here myself (One Touch of Venus

    Singer: Teresa Stratas. Orchestra: Y Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Gerard Schwarz.
    • Nonesuch Records.
  • Edward Elgar

    Romance, Op 62

    Performer: Michael Chapman (bassoon). Performer: Royal Northern Sinfonia. Performer: Sir Neville Marriner (conductor).
    • EMI.
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Stabat mater

    Choir: Pro Cantione Antiqua. Conductor: Mark Brown.
    • Brilliant.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Concerto for violin and cello in A minor, Op 102

    Performer: Jascha Heifetz. Performer: Gregor Piatigorsky. Orchestra: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Alfred Wallenstein.
    • Sony.
  • Gretry

    Zemire et Azor (ballet music)

    Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Sir Thomas Beecham (conductor).
    • EMI.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Classic Cadenza

The cadenza was by Max Reger for Brahms' Violin Concerto.


The music played:


Violin Concerto in D, op 77
Gidon Kremer (violin)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Leonard Bernstein (conductor)
DG 410 029 2


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