Friday - Rob Cowan with Monica Galetti
With Rob Cowan. Including Five Reasons to Love Folk Dances; Artist of the Week: Hilliard Ensemble; Rob's Essential Choice: Sibelius: Symphony No 5 in E flat.
Discover definitive recordings of the greatest classical music with your trusted guide, Rob Cowan. His guest is the chef Monica Galetti.
A selection of music including '5 Reasons to Love... folk dances'. Throughout the week Rob enjoys works based on folk themes by Arnold, Grieg, Bartok and Bruch.
Take part in our daily musical challenge: listen to the clues and identify the mystery composer.
Rob's guest this week is the chef Monica Galetti. Well known for her role as a judge on the cooking show MasterChef: The Professionals, Monica is the Senior Sous Chef at top London restaurant Le Gavroche. Monica will be sharing her favourite classical music every day at 10am.
This week Rob features recordings by the vocal quartet The Hilliard Ensemble. Regarded as one of the world's finest vocal chamber groups, The Hilliards have established a formidable reputation both for their interpretations of early music and for their premieres of works by living composers. As they celebrate their 40th anniversary and prepare for their final performance, Rob showcases favourite recordings chosen especially by the members of the ensemble.
Rob's Essential Choice
Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82 (1915 version)
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vanska (conductor).