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Thursday - Rob Cowan with Gareth Malone

With Rob Cowan. Including Essential CD of the Week: Fasch: Quartets and Concertos; Brainteaser: Who/What/Where am I?; Rob's Essential Choice: Brahms: Piano Sonata No 1.

Rob Cowan's guest this week is the charismatic broadcaster and choirmaster Gareth Malone. Also, at 9:30, our daily brainteaser: Who/What/Where am I?
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
Piano Sonata No.1
Adam Golka (piano).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Giovanni Benedetto Platti

    Concerto Grosso No.5 in G minor - Vivace

    Orchestra: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.
    • Musique D'Abord.
  • Johann Friedrich Fasch

    Recorder Concerto in F major, FWV LF6

    Ensemble: Ensemble Marsyas.
    • Linn.
  • Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov

    Scherzo in D major, Op 16

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky.
    • Chandos.
  • Maurice Ravel


    Performer: Martha Argerich.
    • DG.
  • Anthony Collins

    Louis XV Silhouettes

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Dutton.
  • Thomas Campion

    Never weather-beaten sail

    Choir: Stile Antico.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Sir James MacMillan


    Ensemble: Emperor Quartet.
    • BIS.
  • John Ireland


    Conductor: John Wilson. Orchestra: Hallé.
    • Halle.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Organ Concerto in F Op.4 No.4

    Performer: Ton Loopman (organ). Performer: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra.
    • ERATO.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Variations Concertantes Op.17

    Performer: Pierre Fournier (cello). Performer: Jean Fonda (piano).
    • DG.
  • Robert Schumann

    Liederkreis Op.39: Mondnacht

    Singer: Bryn Terfel. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
    • DG.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Pulcinella (excerpt)

    Singer: Teresa Berganza. Singer: Ryland Davies. Singer: John Shirley‐Quirk. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Dvorak arr Fisher)

    Goin' Home

    Performer: Alisa Weilerstein (cello). Performer: Anna Polonsky (piano).
    • DECCA.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Sonata No.1, Op. 1

    Performer: Adam Golka.
    • First Hand Records.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No.30 'Alleluja'

    Performer: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra.
    • SONY.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    Symphony No.1 in E flat K.16

    Performer: BBC Singers. Performer: New World Symphony. Performer: Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor).
    • RCA.


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