Wednesday - Rob Cowan with Susan Hill
With Rob Cowan. Including Five Reasons to Love: violin miniatures; author Susan Hill; Artist of the Week: Belcea Quartet; Rob's Essential Choice: Schubert: Piano Sonata in B flat.
Discover definitive recordings of the greatest classical music with your trusted guide, Rob Cowan. This week his guest is the author Susan Hill.
A selection of music including '5 Reasons to Love? violin miniatures, featuring
great romantic showpieces performed by star violinists Hagai Shaham, Nikolaj Znaider, Isaac Stern, Jascha Heifetz and Arthur Grumiaux.
Take part in our daily musical challenge: listen to the story and tell us what happens next.
Especially for Halloween week, the author Susan Hill joins Rob in the studio. Susan's writing career has encompassed acclaimed literary novels, ghost stories, children's books, detective novels and memoirs. Her ghost story The Woman in Black was adapted into a successful film and is currently running as a play in the West End. Susan shares a selection of her favourite music with Rob.
Artist of the Week:
The Belcea Quartet performing quartets by Ravel, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert's 'Death and the Maiden' and Brahms' String Quintet, Op. 111.
This week's Essential Choices feature composers' final masterpieces, written at the end of their lives.
Piano Sonata in B flat, D960
Klara Wurtz (piano).
Susan Hill's Choice No. 1
Susan Hill's Choice No. 2
Musical Challenge - Classical Consequences
What happened next..?
“Well, at the next opportunity, Bach cut his improvisations comically short – resulting in yet another reprimand, and no doubt causing much tittering in the pews.”