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Tuesday - Rob Cowan with Christine Walkden

With Rob Cowan. CD of the Week: Kreisler Violin Music; Artist of the Week: Neville Marriner; 18th-Century Britain: Gay/Pepusch: Why how now, Madame Flirt (The Beggar's Opera).

with Rob Cowan and his guest, the gardener and TV presenter, Christine Walkden.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Kreisler Violin Music - Jack Liebeck, HYPERION CDA68040. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

Artist of the Week: Neville Marriner, who celebrates his 90th birthday on 15th April.

Rob's guest this week is the gardener and television presenter, Christine Walkden. Christine is best known for her appearances on gardening programmes for the BBC such as Gardeners' World and Christine's Garden, and has also appeared on The One Show. She has worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew and is a past winner of the Garden Writers' Guild Radio Broadcasting Award. Christine has written several gardening books, including The Houseplant Almanac, A Year in Christine's Garden - The Secret Diary of a Garden Lover, and most recently, No-Nonsense Vegetable Gardening. She has also written for Amateur Gardening magazine, is a regular contributor to Choice magazine, and writes a quarterly article for the Quality Garden Tools website.

15 Georgian Pleasures
The Beggar's Opera: 'Why how now, Madame Flirt'
The Broadside Band
Jeremy Barlow (director)

Artist of the Week: Neville Marriner
Mass No. 11 in D minor 'Nelson Mass'
Leipzig Radio Choir
Dresden Staatskapelle
Neville Marriner (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Presto, from Divertimento in F major K138

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Decca.
  • Erik Satie

    Sonatine beaurocratique

    Performer: Roland Pöntinen.
    • BIS.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Passacaglia and Fugue and C minor, BWV 582

    Music Arranger: Eric Crees. Ensemble: London Symphony Brass. Director: Eric Crees.
    • Collins.
  • Fritz Kreisler

    Liebesleid; Tambourin chinois

    Performer: Jack Liebeck. Performer: Katya Apekisheva.
    • Hyperion.
  • anon

    Who's Singing?

    Conductor: anon.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Fantaisie op 49

    Performer: Georges Cziffra.
    • EMI.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Sonata op 1 no 12

    Performer: London Baroque.
    • BIS.
  • Edward Elgar

    In the South (Alassio), Op.50

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Collins.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Concerto in D major, RV 204

    Performer: Alan Loveday. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Decca.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    2nd movment Andante from Piano Concerto No 2 in F

    Performer: Dmitry Shostakovich. Orchestra: I Musici de Montréal. Conductor: Maxim Dmitrievich Shostakovich.
    • Chandos.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Judex from Mors et Vita

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yondani Butt.
    • ASV.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Scherzo from Octet op 20 (string orchestra version)

    Performer: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Charles Munch.
    • EMI.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Mass no 11 in D minor 'Nelson Mass'

    Singer: Margaret Marshall. Singer: Carolyn Watkinson. Singer: Keith Lewis. Singer: Robert Holl. Choir: Leipzig Radio Choir. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • EMI.
  • Franz Schubert

    Impromptu D899 no 3 in G flat major

    Performer: Radu Lupu.
    • DECCA.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Presto (Divertimento in D major K136)

    Performer: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Performer: Neville Marriner.
    • DECCA.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Who's Singing?

Jephtha, from Handel's eponymous oratorio.


The music played:


"Hide thou thy hated beams, O sun... Waft her, angels, through the skies" (Act 3, Jephtha)
Jephtha: Robert Tear (tenor)
Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields
Neville Marriner (conductor)
DECCA 480 4916


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