Friday - Rob Cowan with Susan Hill
With Rob Cowan. Five Reasons to Love: violin miniatures; author Susan Hill; Artist of the Week: Belcea Quartet; Rob's Essential Choice: Bach: Goldberg Variations (selection).
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 today's music-related challenge: listen to the clues and identify the mystery person.
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.
Goldberg Variations (selection)
Rosalyn Tureck (piano).
5 Reasons to Love Violin Miniatures
Susan Hill's Choice No. 1
Susan Hill's Choice No. 2
Rob's Choice for Susan Hill
Artist of the Week
Musical Challenge - Mystery Person
We have appeared in music by composers such as Berlioz, Humperdinck, Mendelssohn and Handel.
We are associated with a particular animal, a particular colour and a particular way of life.
We have been up Bald Mountain, and also conjured up a plan that broke the Queen of Carthage’s heart.