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Friday - Rob Cowan with Christine Walkden

With Rob Cowan. CD of the Week: Kreisler Violin Music; Artist of the Week: Neville Marriner; 18th-Century Britain: Mozart: Violin Sonata in F, K13 (dedicated to Queen Charlotte).

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
Violin Sonata in F, K.13 (dedicated to Queen Charlotte)
Blandine Verlet (violin)
Gerard Poulet (harpsichord)

Artist of the Week: Neville Marriner
Suite No. 4 in G 'Mozartiana'
Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Neville Marriner (conductor)

String Sonata No. 3 in C major
Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields
Neville Marriner (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Virgil Thomson

    Salute to the Wind (Autumn)

    Orchestra: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • EMI.
  • Fritz Kreisler

    Caprice viennois, Op 2

    Performer: Jack Liebeck. Performer: Katya Apekisheva.
    • Hyperion.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Sonata in C major RV 779 for oboe, violin, organ & chalumeau

    Performer: Colin Lawson. Performer: Paul Goodwin. Performer: John Holloway. Performer: John Toll.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Jacques Aubert

    Pas classique

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Bonynge.
    • Decca.
  • anon

    Only Connect

    Conductor: anon.
  • Muzio Clementi

    Piano Sonata in B flat major, Op 24 No 2

    Performer: Lamar Crowson.
    • Decca.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Divertimento in D K 136

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Decca.
  • Gustav Mahler

    'Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?' from Des Knaben Wunderhorn

    Performer: Frederic Meinders.
    • Danacord.
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel

    Trumpet Concerto in E or E flat

    Performer: Håkan Hardenberger. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Philips.
  • Jules Massenet

    Cendrillon Ballet Suite (excerpts)

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Brilliant Classics.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Romance (The Gadfly)

    Performer: Peter Thomas. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Maxim Dmitrievich Shostakovich.
    • Collins.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No 8 in G major, Op 88 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Sony.
  • Distler

    Ein Lammlein geht und tragt die Schuld

    Performer: Ensemble Nobilis.
    • RONDEAU.
  • Franz Schubert

    Impromptu D899 no 2 in E flat

    Performer: Radu Lupu.
    • DECCA.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Suite no 4 in G 'Mozartiana'

    Orchestra: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
  • John Field

    Nocturne no 5 in B flat

    Featured Artist: Míċeál O'Rourke.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    String Sonata no 3 in C major

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

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Only Connect

Answer: Dolly, Holly, Molly.


The music played:


‘Dolly’ Suite (Berceuse – 1st mvmt)
Kathryn Stott  & Martin Roscoe (piano duet)
HYPERION CDA 669114   


Trad. arr. Walford Davies
The Holly and the Ivy
The Choir of York Minster
Rober Sharpe (conductor)


Trad. arr. Percy Grainger
Molly on the Shore
City of London Sinfonia
Richard Hickox (conductor)


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