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Tuesday - Rob Cowan with Jonathan Coe

With Rob Cowan. Including Essential CD of the Week: Telemann - Paris Quartets; Brainteaser: Originally Written For; Proms Artist of the Week: Truls Mork; Author Jonathan Coe.

Rob's guest this week is the author Jonathan Coe. Also, at 9:30, our daily brainteaser: Originally Written For.
9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Telemann - Paris Quartets, Bartold/Sigiswald/Wielan Kuijken, Gustav Leonhardt, SONY. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

10am
Proms Artist of the Week: Truls Mork.

10:30
Rob's guest this week is the author Jonathan Coe, whose novel What a Carve Up! won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. It was followed by The House of Sleep, which won the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Best Novel award. What a Carve Up! and a later novel, The Rotters' Club, were adapted as drama serials for BBC Radio 4. He has also written a biography of the experimental British novelist BS Johnson, Like a Fiery Elephant, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize.

Music is a constant thread in Jonathan's oeuvre, and he is a lifelong fan of Canterbury progressive rock. He made a record, 9th & 13th, a collection of readings of his work, set to music by Jazz pianist/double bass player Danny Manners and Indie pop artist Louis Philippe.

Jonathan has been a jury member at the Venice and Edinburgh Film Festivals, as well as a judge for the Man Booker Prize.
Rob's guest this week is the author Jonathan Coe, whose novel What a Carve Up! won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. It was followed by The House of Sleep, which won the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Best Novel award. What a Carve Up! and a later novel, The Rotters' Club, were adapted as drama serials for BBC Radio 4. He has also written a biography of the experimental British novelist BS Johnson, Like a Fiery Elephant, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Anon.

    Today's Brainteaser - Originally Written For...?

  • Johannes Brahms

    Wie lieblich sind Deine Wohnungen (Requiem)

    Choir: Radiokören. Choir: Eric Ericsons Kammarkör. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Steve Reich

    Vermont Counterpoint

    Performer: Claire Marchand.
    • Atma.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Thunder and Lightning Polka op 324

    Conductor: Lorin Maazel. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • DG.
  • Aaron Jay Kernis

    Air for Cello and Orchestra

    Performer: Truls Mørk. Orchestra: Minnesota Orchestra. Conductor: Eije Oue.
    • Virgin.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Paris Quartet no 5 (Hamburg 1730 ‘Premiere Suite)’

    Performer: Wieland Kuijken. Performer: Sigiswald Kuijken. Performer: Gustav Leonhardt. Performer: Barthold Kuijken.
    • Sony.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    ‘Carnival’ Overture op 92

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Constantin Silvestri.
    • EMI.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Quando le sere al placido (Act 2, Luisa Miller)

    Conductor: Peter Maag. Singer: Luciano Pavarotti. Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Decca.
  • Miklós Rózsa

    Notturno Ungherese

    Orchestra: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: James Sedares.
    • Koch.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Suite italienne for cello and piano: 1st movement

    Performer: Truls Mørk. Performer: Lars Vogt.
    • Virgin.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Originally Written For

The piece played was originally written for tenor and orchestra: the aria ‘Quando le sere al placido’ from Act Two of the opera Luisa Miller, by Verdi. The arrangement was for string quartet, made by Emanuele Muzio – a composer and conductor friend of Verdi.

 

The music played:


Verdi arr. Emanuele Muzio
Quando le sere al placido (Act 2, Luisa Miller)
Hagen Quartet
DG 447 069 2

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