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Friday - 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 Bartok's Piano Concerto No 3, Sz119.

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
Piano Concerto No.3, Sz119
John Ogdon (piano)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Malcolm Sargent (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Malcolm Arnold

    Galop (Little Suite No 2 for brass band)

    Ensemble: Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Conductor: Elgar Howarth.
    • Conifer.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    A Night on Bare Mountain

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Constantin Silvestri. Orchestrator: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
    • EMI.
  • Michiru Oshima


    Performer: Hilary Hahn. Performer: Cory Smythe.
    • DG.
  • Maurizio Cazzati

    Correnti e balletti, Op.4 (Ciaconna)

    Ensemble: London Baroque.
    • The Trio Sonata in 17th Century Italy.
    • BIS.
    • 8.
  • Claude Debussy

    Première rhapsodie for clarinet and orchestra

    Performer: George Pieterson. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • Philips.
  • anon

    Only Connect

    Conductor: anon.
  • Cyril Scott

    Lotus Land, Op.47 No.1

    Performer: John Ogdon.
    • 704637-2.
    • EMI.
    • 18.
  • František Benda

    Flute Concerto in E minor

    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Orchestra: Kammerakademie Potsdam.
    • EMI.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    In Enterprise of Martial Kind (The Gondoliers)

    Singer: Richard Suart. Singer: Jill Pert. Singer: Elizabeth Woollett. Singer: Philip Creasy. Orchestra: Orchestra of the D’Oyly Carte Opera. Conductor: John Pryce-Jones.
    • That's Entertainment.
  • Franz Liszt

    Polonaise No 2 in E major

    Performer: John Ogdon.
    • EMI.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No.23

    Performer: Stuttgarter Kammerorchester. Conductor: Dennis Russell Davies.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Leonore No.3, Op.72b

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Otto Klemperer.
    • EMI.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Let thy hand be strengthened, HWV 259

    Choir: Choir of Winchester Cathedral. Orchestra: Brandenburg Consort. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Decca.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Bagatelle (fur Elise) for piano (woO. 59) in A minor

    Performer: Wilhelm Kempff.
    • 111 Years of Deutsche Grammophon.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 9.
  • Béla Bartók

    Piano Concerto No.3, Sz119

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Malcolm Sargent.
    • EMI.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No.7 in C major, Op.105

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Eugene Ormandy.
  • Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco

    Concerto a quattro da chiesa, Op.2 No.1 in D minor

    Performer: Concerto Köln.
    • TELDEC.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Only Connect

The music played:


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The Gondoliers (Duke of Plaza-Toro)

Richard Suart (Duke of Plazatoro)

Orchestra of D’Oyly Carte Opera

John Pryce-Jones (conductor)




‘Questa o quella per me pari sono’ (Duke of Mantua) – Act 1 Rigoletto

Duke: Roberto Alagna (tenor)

Orchestra of La Scala, Milan

Riccardo Muti (conductor)




Duke Bluebeard’s Castle (scene 1)

Bluebeard: Siegmund Nimsgern (baritone)

Judit: Tatiana Troyanos (soprano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Pierre Boulez (conductor)




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