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Monday - Rob Cowan with Joanne Harris

With Rob Cowan. Including CD of the Week: Maxim Vengerov - Complete Recordings 1991-2007; Artists of the Week: The Talich Quartet; Gluck: Orfeo ed Eurydice (excerpt).

with Rob Cowan and his guest, the author Joanne Harris.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Maxim Vengerov - The Complete Recordings 1991-2007, WARNER. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

Artists of the Week: The Talich Quartet.

Rob's guest this week is the author Joanne Harris, best known for writing the award-winning novel Chocolat (later turned into a highly successful film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp). The book was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award, and due to its success in 2012 Joanne became one of only four female members of the "Millionnaires' Club," the elite group of authors who have achieved a million sales of one book in the UK since records began. She has written two more novels in the Chocolat series: The Lollipop Shoes and Peaches for Monsieur le Curé, as well as two French cookbooks (co-written with Fran Warde). In 2007 she published Runemarks, a fantasy novel based on Norse mythology, aimed at both children and adults. A sequel, Runelight, followed in 2011, and Joanne continued with the Norse mythology theme in her most recent novel, The Gospel of Loki, published earlier this year.

Orfeo ed Eurydice (excerpt)
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

3 hours

Music Played

  • anon

    Place that Piece

    Conductor: anon.
  • Edvard Grieg

    In the Hall of the Mountain King (Peer Gynt)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • DG.
  • Georges Bizet

    Jeux d'enfants (Petite Suite)

    Orchestra: Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse. Conductor: Michel Plasson.
    • EMI.
  • Zoltán Kodály

    9 Epigrams: No.2

    Performer: Natalie Clein. Performer: Julius Drake.
    • Hyperion.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in C con molti stromenti, Rv558

    Orchestra: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Archiv.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Orfeo ed Euridice: Act II scene 1

    Singer: Bernarda Fink. Choir: RIAS Chamber Choir. Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: René Jacobs.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka


    Orchestra: USSR Academic Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Evgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov.
    • OLYMPIA.
  • Engelbert Humperdinck

    Königskinder (Concert Overture)

    Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Karl Anton Rickenbacher.
    • Virgin.
  • Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda

    String Quartet No.2, Op. 62

    Ensemble: Talich Quartet.
  • Fritz Kreisler

    Schon Rosmarin

    Performer: Maxim Vengerov. Performer: Itamar Golan.
    • Warner.
  • Antonio Lotti

    Crucifixus à 8

    Choir: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Conductor: Graham Ross.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    I Palpiti, Op.13

    Performer: Maxim Vengerov. Performer: Itamar Golan. Music Arranger: Fritz Kreisler.
    • Warner.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    The Thieving Magpie [La Gazza Ladra]: Overture

    Orchestra: Philharmonia. Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini.
    • WARNER.
  • Joaquín Rodrigo

    Fantasia para un gentilhombre

    Performer: Narciso Yepes. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Luis Antonio García Navarro.
    • DG.
  • Franz Schubert

    Fantasia in a F minor, D 940

    Performer: Radu Lupu. Performer: Murray Perahia.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Place that Piece

The place was Galanta.

The music played:


Dances of Galanta
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Ivan Fischer (conductor)   
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