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Thursday - Rob Cowan with Christine Walkden

With Rob Cowan. CD of the Week: Kreisler Violin Music; Artist of the Week: Neville Marriner; 18th-Century Britain: Thomas Linley Jr: Overture and opening chorus (Let God Arise).

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

9am
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.

10am
Artist of the Week: Neville Marriner, who celebrates his 90th birthday on 15th April.

10.30am
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.

11am
15 Georgian Pleasures
Thomas Linley Jr
Let God Arise: Overture and opening chorus
Holst Singers
The Parley of Instruments
Peter Holman (conductor)

Artist of the Week: Neville Marriner
Bartok
Divertimento for String Orchestra
Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields
Neville Marriner (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    'La spazzacamino'

    Performer: Sharon Kam. Orchestra: Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn. Music Arranger: Jonathan Seers. Conductor: Ruben Gazarian.
    • Berlin Classics.
  • Aram Khachaturian

    Sabre Dance & Common Dance Act 3 Gayaneh

    Orchestra: USSR RTV Large Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Djansug Kakhidze.
    • Melodiya.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Melodie from Orfeo & Euridice

    Performer: Jack Liebeck. Performer: Katya Apekisheva. Music Arranger: Fritz Kreisler.
    • Hyperion.
  • Manuel de Falla

    Danse espanole (La Vida Breve)

    Performer: Jack Liebeck. Performer: Katya Apekisheva. Music Arranger: Fritz Kreisler.
    • Hyperion.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Offertorium from Grande Messe des Mortes op 5

    Choir: Chor der Staatsoper Dresden. Choir: Dresden Symphony Choir. Choir: Singakademie Dresden. Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • Profil.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    La clemenza di Tito (Overture)

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • EMI.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Poeme, Op.32 No.1

    Performer: Vladimir Feltsman.
    • NIMBUS.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No 3

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Philips.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Duet: Dunque io son. Tu non m'inganni? - Act 1 Barber of Seville

    Singer: Agnes Baltsa. Singer: Thomas S. Allen. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Philips.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto Grosso in E minor, Op 6 No 3

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Decca.
  • Maurice Jarre

    'Lara's Theme' from Doctor Zhivago

    Orchestra: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Conductor: Erich Kunzel.
    • Telarc.
  • Alexander Borodin

    In the Steppes of Central Asia

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Constantin Silvestri.
    • EMI.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Waltzes op 39 nos 6 - 9

    Performer: Richard Farrell.
    • ATOLL.
  • Béla Bartók

    Divertimento for String Orchestra

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Philips.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata in E major, Op 109

    Performer: Igor Levit.
    • Sony.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Where am I?

The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

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