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Tuesday - Rob Cowan with Gareth Malone

With Rob Cowan. Essential CD of the Week: Fasch: Quartets and Concertos; Brainteaser: Who's Singing?; Rob's Essential Choice: Beethoven: String Quartet in F, Op 59 No 1.

Rob Cowan's guest this week is the charismatic broadcaster and choirmaster Gareth Malone. Also, at 9:30, our daily brainteaser: Who's Singing?

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Fasch: Quartets and Concertos - Ensemble Marsyas, LINN. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

Proms Artist of the Week: John Wilson

Rob's guest this week is the charismatic broadcaster and choirmaster, Gareth Malone. Ahead of his appearance in one of the highlights of this year's Proms season, the War Horse Prom, Gareth will be talking to Rob about his passion for choral music. He is best known for his television appearances in programmes about singing and introducing choral music to new participants, including the BAFTA-winning series, The Choir. He has also worked for the London Symphony Orchestra at LSO St Luke's, where he ran their youth choir and community choir, and later became involved with The Knight Crew, a youth opera performed at Glyndebourne and filmed for the BBC television series Gareth Malone Goes to Glyndebourne. More recently he formed the Military Wives Choir, releasing records that reached No. 1 in the UK singles and albums charts, and he now directs the Gareth Malone Voices. Gareth was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2012 Birthday Honours, for services to music.

Rob's Essential Choice
String Quartet in F, Op.59 No.1
Alban Berg Quartet.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Leroy Anderson

    March of the Two Left Feet

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
    • Naxos.
  • Johann Friedrich Fasch

    Bassoon Concerto in C major

    Performer: Peter Whelan. Ensemble: Ensemble Marsyas.
    • Linn.
  • Anton Stepanovich Arensky

    Variations on a theme of Tchaikovsky

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Hungarica. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • Mercury.
  • anon

    Who's Singing?

    Singer: anon.
  • Hamish MacCunn

    Highland Memories

    Orchestra: Royal Ballet Sinfonia. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • The Land of the Mountain and the Flood.
    • ASV.
    • 14-16.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Tanzleid des Pierrot (Die tote Stadt)

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Kiril Karabits.
    • Decca.
  • Arne

    Overture No.2 in A

    Performer: Academy of Ancient Music. Performer: Christopher Hogwood (conductor).
    • L'OISEAu LYRE.
  • York Bowen

    Orchestral poem ‘Eventide’ Op.9

    Conductor: John Wilson. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
    • Dutton.
  • Johann Gottlieb Goldberg

    Sonata in C

    Performer: Wilbert Hazelzet (flute). Performer: Jacques Ogg (harpsichord). Performer: Jaap ter Linden (cello).
    • GLOSSA.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (Crucifixus; Et resurrexit)

    Singer: Carol Hall. Singer: Michael Chance. Singer: Wynford Evans. Singer: Stephen Varcoe. Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Archiv.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No. 2: iii. In ruhig fliegender Bewegung

    Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
    • EMI.
  • George Frideric Handel

    march in D HWV345

    Performer: Academy of Ancient Music. Performer: Christopher Hogwood (conductor).
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet in F, Op.59 No.1

    Performer: Alban Berg Quartett.
    • Hannsler.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Rapsodia Espanola

    Performer: Alicia de Larrocha (piano). Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos (conductor).


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