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Thursday - 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: Stravinsky: Orpheus.

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

9am
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.

10am
Artists of the Week: The Talich Quartet.

10:30
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 Cur�, 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.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice
Stravinsky
Orpheus
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Igor Stravinsky (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Etude in G flat, Op.25 No.9 ‘Butterfly Wings’

    Performer: Maurizio Pollini.
    • DG.
  • George Gershwin

    An American in Paris

    Conductor: Leonard Bernstein. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic.
    • Sony.
  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    The Blue Bird

    Choir: The Cambridge Singers. Director: John Rutter.
    • CSCD500.
    • COLLEGIUM RECORDS.
    • 14.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Introduction and tarantelle, Op.43

    Performer: Maxim Vengerov. Performer: Ian Brown.
    • Warner.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Serenade No.1, Op.7

    Conductor: Evgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov. Orchestra: United Kingdom Symphony Orchestra.
    • Melodiya.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Adagio and Fugue, K.546

    Performer: Talich Quartet.
    • LA DOLCE VITA.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    Savoy Dances

    Orchestra: Pro Arte Orchestra. Conductor: Stanford Robinson.
    • EMI.
  • Juan García de Zéspedes

    Guaracha: Ay que me abrado

    Conductor: Jordi Savall. Choir: La Capella Reial de Catalunya. Orchestra: Hespèrion XXI.
    • Alia Vox.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    String Quartet Op. 44 No. 2

    Performer: Talich Quartet.
    • LA DOLCE VITA.
  • Ennio Morricone

    Once Upon a Time in the West: Main Theme

    Conductor: Ennio Morricone. Orchestra: Orchestra.
    • BMG.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Vltava (Má vlast)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay.
    • DG.
  • Maurice Emmanuel

    Mamaro et Amades (Suite on Greek Popular Airs, op.10)

    Performer: Frederic Angleraux. Performer: Francois Killian.
    • TOCCATA CLASSICS.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Orpheus

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Igor Stravinsky.
    • Sony.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No.25 in G minor, K.183

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Where am I?

Bethlehem.

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