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Thursday - 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: Poulenc: 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
Carolyn Sampson (soprano)
Capella Amsterdam
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Reuss (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Richard Strauss

    The Fencing Master (Le bourgeois gentilhomme, Op 60

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf.
    • ASV.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Festive Overture, Op. 96

    Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra. Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev.
    • Newton Classics.
  • Robert Schumann

    Three Romances, Op. 94

    Performer: Douglas Boyd. Performer: Maria João Pires.
    • DG.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in A, Op 4 No 5 (La Stravaganza)

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Orchestra: Arte dei Suonatori.
    • Channel Classics.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Intermezzo (Manon Lescaut)

    Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Decca.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Divertimento for cello and orchestra

    Performer: Gregor Piatigorsky. Orchestra: Chamber orchestra.
    • Sony.
  • Padre Antonio Soler

    Sonata No 78 in F sharp minor

    Performer: Virginia Black.
    • CRD.
  • Trad

    Tuba Polka

    Performer: Charles Daellenbach. Ensemble: Canadian Brass. Music Arranger: Scott Irvine.
    • RCA Victor Red Seal.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Trio in E flat, Op 70 No 2

    Performer: Jascha Heifetz. Performer: Gregor Piatigorsky. Performer: Leonard Pennario.
    • Sony.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    Joyeuse Marche

    Performer: hr brass. Performer: Lutz Kohler (conductor).
  • Carl Orff

    Carmina Burana (excerpts)

    Singer: Norma Burrowes. Singer: John Shirley‐Quirk. Choir: Southend Boys’ Choir. Choir: Brighton Festival Chorus. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • London.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Scheherazade (The Tale of the Young Prince and The Young Princess)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leopold Stokowski.
    • Decca.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Stabat mater

    Singer: Françoise Pollet. Choir: Chœur de Radio France. Orchestra: Orchestre national de France. Conductor: Charles Dutoit.
    • Decca.
  • Jacques Ibert


    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Munch.
    • RCA.
  • Percy Grainger

    Mo Nighean Dubh (My dark-haired maiden)

    Performer: Blossom Street. Performer: Hilary Campbell (conductor).
    • NAXOS.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - What am I?

The Tuba.


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