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Friday - Rob Cowan with Gareth Malone

With Rob Cowan. Essential CD of the Week: Fasch: Quartets and Concertos, with Ensemble Marsyas; Brainteaser: Only Connect; Rob's Essential Choice: Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 6.

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

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
Vaughan Williams
Symphony No.6
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
John Barbirolli (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • anon

    Only Connect

    Conductor: anon.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Overture for 3 oboes, bassoon, 2 violins, viola and basso continuo TWV55

    Ensemble: Concentus Musicus Wien. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Teldec.
  • Johann Friedrich Fasch

    Quartet in F major, FWV N:F2

    Ensemble: Ensemble Marsyas.
    • Linn.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Farewell to Arms, Op. 9

    Conductor: David Hill. Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Singer: James Gilchrist.
    • Naxos.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Die Feuersbrunst (Overture)

    Orchestra: Haydn Sinfonietta Wien. Conductor: Manfred Huss.
    • BIS.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Symphony No.6

    Conductor: John Barbirolli. Orchestra: Budapest Symphony Orchestra.
    • Orfeo.
  • Richard Rodgers

    Carousel: ‘Carousel Waltz’

    Conductor: John Wilson. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra.
    • EMI.
  • Robert Farnon

    Captain Horatio Hornblower: Suite

    Conductor: John Wilson. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
    • Dutton.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Organ Sonata No. 2 in C minor

    Performer: Peter Hurford.
    • Decca.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    6 Songs (Op.34), no.2; Auf Flugeln des Gesanges

    Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet. Music Arranger: Paul Cassidy.
    • Petits-Fours, Favourite Encores: Brodsky Quartet.
    • Chandos.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Vingt regards sure l’enfant Jesus: Regard du Pere

    Performer: Yvonne Loriod.
    • Apex.
  • Pyotr Tchaikovsky

    Pezzo capriccioso

    Performer: Ofra Harnoy. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • RCA.
  • Regino Sainz de la Maza


    Performer: Sharon Isbin.
    • Virgin.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Le Rouet d'Omphale

    Conductor: Thomas Beecham. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • EMI.


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