Friday - Rob Cowan with Stewart Copeland
with Rob Cowan and his guest, the drummer and composer, Stewart Copeland.
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Gustav Mahler and Military Music in Jihlava, 1875: ARCODIVA. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.
Artist of the Week: Marie-Claire Alain.
Rob's guest this week is the drummer and composer, Stewart Copeland. Stewart is best known as the former drummer co-founder of the rock band, The Police. Stewart moved beyond the rock arena in the mid-1980s, when he returned to his classical roots with creative pursuits in concert and film music. His numerous film scores include Oliver Stone's Wall Street and the Golden Globe-nominated soundtrack for Francis Ford Coppola's Rumble Fish, while his work in television includes contributions to Babylon 5 and Desperate Housewives. His career includes the sale of more than 60 million records worldwide, and numerous awards, including five Grammys, as well as a Grammy nomination for his 2005 CD "Orchestralli". He has also written for ballet, opera and orchestras, and the world premiere of his Percussion Concerto will be performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under Vasily Petrenko later this month.
Rob's Essential Choice
Concerto for Double String Orchestra
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Neville Marriner (conductor).
Today's Brainteaser Answer - Only Connect
The connection was Carnivals.
The music played:
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Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Karel Ancerl (conductor)
SUPRAPHON 111 998 2
Carnival of Venice
John Wilbraham (trumpet)
London Festival Orchestra
DECCA 443 394 2
Carnival of the Animals
Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire (pianos)
Ensemble led by Gidon Kremer (violin)
PHILIPS 416 841 2