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Wednesday - Rob Cowan with Jonathan Coe

With Rob Cowan. Including Essential CD of the Week: Telemann - Paris Quartets; Brainteaser: Puzzle; 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: Puzzle.
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

    Puzzle

    Conductor: anon.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    The Yeomen of the Guard (Overture)

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Malcolm Sargent.
    • London.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Cello Concerto in A major, Wq.172

    Performer: Truls Mørk. Orchestra: Les Violons du Roy. Conductor: Bernard Labadie.
    • VIRGIN.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Suite from ‘The Prince of the Pagodas’: Pas de six: Entree, Quick and Energetic

    Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
    • Chandos.
  • Edward Elgar

    Menuetto and Trio from Harmony Music no 5

    Ensemble: Athena Ensemble.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Gigue from Suite no 3 in E minor HWV 429

    Performer: Laurence Cummings.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Paris Quartet no 8 (Paris 1738 Deuxieme quatuor)

    Performer: Wieland Kuijken. Performer: Sigiswald Kuijken. Performer: Gustav Leonhardt. Performer: Barthold Kuijken.
    • Sony.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    The Fountains of Rome

    Conductor: Riccardo Muti. Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra.
    • EMI.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Poemes de Stephane Mallarme: No. 2, ‘Placet Futile’

    Performer: Peter Rydstrom. Performer: Nils‐Erik Sparf. Performer: Mats Lidström. Performer: Andreas Alin. Performer: Matti Hirvikangas. Singer: Anne Sofie von Otter. Performer: Bengt Forsberg. Performer: Ulf Forsberg. Performer: Per Billman. Performer: Lars Paulsson.
    • DG.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Bourees I & II from Partita in B minor BWV 831

    Performer: Christophe Rousset.
    • L'Oiseau-Lyre.
  • Arthur Honegger

    Symphony No. 3: De profundis clamavi

    Music Arranger: Shostakovich, Dmitri. Performer: Adrienne Soos. Performer: Ivo Haag.
    • Guild.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Vocalise

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet. Performer: Truls Mørk.
    • Virgin.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Puzzle: What's Missing?

The answer is East. The works were: Elgar’s Overture ‘In the South’, the North Country Sketches by Delius, and finally West Side Story by Bernstein, so East was the odd one out.

 

The music played:


Elgar
In the South - Alassio
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)
TELDEC 0630 17785 2 

 

Delius
Dance – 3rd movement of North Country sketches
Ulster Orchestra
Vernon Handley (conductor)
CHANDOS CHAN 8413    


Bernstein
West Side Story
City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Paavo Järvi (conductor)
VIRGIN CLASSICS 545 295 2

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