Monday - Rob Cowan with Terry Waite
With Rob Cowan. Including CD of the Week: In 27 Pieces - The Hilary Hahn Encores, Artist of the Week: John Ogdon, the author Terry Waite and Schumann's Kreisleriana.
with Rob Cowan and his guest, the humanitarian and author, Terry Waite.
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: In 27 Pieces - The Hilary Hahn Encores, DG. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.
Artist of the Week: John Ogdon
Rob's guest this week is Terry Waite CBE. Terry is an English humanitarian and author. He was the Assistant for Anglican Communion Affairs for the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie. In 1980, he successfully negotiated the release of several hostages in Iran, and in 1984 he negotiated with Colonel Gaddafi for the release of the four remaining British hostages held in the Libyan Hostage Situation, and was again successful. He travelled to Lebanon to try to secure the release of several hostages, including the journalist John McCarthy, but was himself kidnapped and held captive from 1987 to 1991. Terry is president of the charity Y Care International (the YMCA's international development and relief agency) and patron of AbleChildAfrica and Habitat for Humanity Great Britain. He is also president of Emmaus UK and the International Musical Eisteddfod, as well as a patron of the Warrington Male Voice Choir.
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.
Today's Brainteaser Answer - Transports of Delight
The topsail schooner "Charlotte Rhodes", as featured in the classic TV series The Onedin Line.
The music played:
Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia (Spartacus)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Yuri Temirkanov (conductor)
EMI CDC 747348-2