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Tuesday - 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; Rob's Essential Choice: Liszt: Orpheus.

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.

Rob's Essential Choice
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Bernard Haitink (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • anon

    Who’s Singing?

    Singer: anon.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Keyboard Concerto no.1 in D minor, BWV1052

    Performer: Lukas Foss. Ensemble: Elysium String Quartet. Performer: John Feeney.
    • Elysium Recordings.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No.1 - iii. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen

    Orchestra: Budapest Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rafael Kubelík.
    • DG.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Calme des nuits, Op. 68 No. 1

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Philips.
  • Alfredo Catalani

    "Ebben? Ne andro lontana" (La Wally)

    Singer: Angela Gheorghiu. Orchestra: Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra. Conductor: John Mauceri.
    • DECCA.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Cleopatra’s Dance (Faust)

    Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Paray.
    • Mercury Living Presence.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    String Quintet, Op.97

    Ensemble: Talich Quartet.
  • M. Camargo Guarnieri

    Brazilian Dance

    Orchestra: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Frederick Fennell.
    • Mercury Living Presence.
  • Franz Liszt

    Orpheus - symphonic poem S.98

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • Philips.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Overture: Zur Namensfeier

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • DECCA.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Concerto No. 3

    Performer: Arthur Rubinstein. Orchestra: Symphony of the Air. Conductor: Josef Krips.
    • RCA Living Stereo.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Symphony No.1 ‘Classical’

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Николай Андреевич Малько.
  • Henryk Wieniawski

    Legende, Op.17

    Performer: Maxim Vengerov. Performer: Itamar Golan.
    • Warner.
  • William Wigthorpe


    Ensemble: English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble. Conductor: William Lyons.
    • Flower of Cities All - Music in London 1580-1620.
    • 15.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Who's Singing?

Cleopatra, from Handel's opera, Giulio Cesare.


The music played:


“V’adoro pupille” (Giulio Cesare)
Barbara Schlick  (soprano)
Concerto Köln
Réne Jacobs (conductor)


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