Friday - Rob Cowan with Jonathan Coe
With Rob Cowan. Including Essential CD of the Week: Telemann - Paris Quartets; Brainteaser: Only Connect; 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: Only Connect.
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.
Today's Brainteaser Answer - Only Connect
The pieces all contained words from the NATO phonetic alphabet, more accurately known as the International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet: F-Foxtrot, P-Papa and J-Juliet
The music played:
Foxtrot - The Chairman Dances
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Simon Rattle (conductor)
EMI CDC 555051 2
`Pa-pa, pa-pa' duet from Magic Flute
Thomas Quasthoff (Papageno)
Montserrat Caballe (Pagagena)
Wurtemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
Jorg Faerber (conductor)
RCA 74321 869522
'The young Juliet' from Romeo and Juliet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Mark Ermler (conductor)