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Thursday - Rob Cowan with Jonathan Coe

With Rob Cowan. Including Essential CD of the Week: Telemann - Paris Quartets; Brainteaser: Where Am I?; 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: Where am I?
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.

Proms Artist of the Week: Truls Mork.

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.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Isaac Albéniz

    Sevilla (Suite Espagnola, Op.47)

    Music Arranger: John Williams. Performer: John Williams.
    • Sony.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Sarabande (Solitaire)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Malcolm Arnold.
    • Lyrita.
  • Vincenzo Bellini

    Concertino for oboe

    Performer: Nicholas Daniel. Orchestra: Peterborough String Orchestra.
    • Helios.
  • Frederic Curzon

    The Boulevardier

    Conductor: Ronald Corp. Orchestra: The New London Orchestra.
    • Hyperion.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Prelude in D flat major, Op 28 No 15, 'Raindrop'

    Performer: Roland Pöntinen.
    • BIS.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Solomon)

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Philips.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Cello Sonata in A minor, Op 36

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

    Triumphal March

    Performer: John Kitchen.
    • Delphian.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Perfect Fool

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Adrian Boult.
    • Decca.
  • Leos Janáček

    Celandensky (Lachian Dances)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: François Huybrechts.
    • Decca.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Paris Quartet no 4 (Hamburg 1730 Sonata Seconda)

    Performer: Wieland Kuijken. Performer: Sigiswald Kuijken. Performer: Gustav Leonhardt. Performer: Barthold Kuijken.
    • Sony.
  • Vince Mendoza

    Impromptu (Epiphany)

    Performer: John Abercrombie. Performer: Michael Brecker. Performer: Peter Erskine. Performer: Joe Lovano. Performer: John Taylor. Performer: Kenny Wheeler. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Singer: Marc Johnson.
    • VIA Jazz.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Where am I?

The Usher Hall.


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