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Tuesday - 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 Haydn's String Quartet, Op 76, No 5.

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.

Rob's Essential Choice
String Quartet, Op.76 No.5
Amadeus Quartet.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony No.4

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Decca.
  • Alexander Kopylov

    Polka in C major (Les Vendredis bk.2)

    Ensemble: Vertavo Quartet.
    • Simax.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    The Bartered Bride: Overture

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Rudolf Kempe.
    • Testament.
  • David Del Tredici


    Performer: Hilary Hahn. Performer: Cory Smythe.
    • DG.
  • Edward Elgar

    Froissart, Op.19

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • EMI.
  • Christian Sinding

    Rustle of Spring

    • EMI.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Dolly Suite

    Orchestra: Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française. Conductor: Thomas Beecham.
    • EMI.
  • George Frideric Handel

    "Brich mein Herz" (Brockes Passion)

    Singer: Maria Stader. Orchestra: Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. Conductor: August Wenzinger.
    • Archiv.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Piano Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.36

    • RCA.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Chant du menestrel, Op.17

    Performer: Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich. Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Seiji Ozawa.
    • DG.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Pian pianin le andro... Pace, pace (The Marriage of Figaro)

    Singer: Angelika Kirchschlager. Singer: Véronique Gens. Singer: Simon Keenlyside. Singer: Patrizia Ciofi. Singer: Lorenzo Regazzo. Orchestra: Concerto Köln. Conductor: René Jacobs.
    • Harmonida Mundi.
  • Gerald Finzi

    5 Bagatelles for clarinet and piano (Op.23: no.6 - Fughetta

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Michael McHale.
    • The Lyrical Clarinet.
    • Chandos.
  • Édouard Lalo

    Scherzo for orchestra

    Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Conductor: Ernest Ansermet.
    • Ernest Ansermet L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
    • Decca.
    • 10.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet, Op.76 No.5

    Ensemble: Amadeus Quartet.
    • DG.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Critics' Corner

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