Tuesday - Rob Cowan with Michael Frayn
With Rob Cowan. Including Five Reasons to Love Schubert Lieder; Musical challenge; Artist of the Week: conductor Simon Rattle; Rob's Essential Choice: Shostakovich: Symphony No 10.
Discover definitive recordings of the greatest classical music with your trusted guide, Rob Cowan. His guest is the playwright and novelist Michael Frayn.
A selection of music including '5 Reasons to Love... Schubert Lieder'. Throughout the week Rob enjoys songs by Schubert, with performers including Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Jonas Kaufmann and Margaret Price.
Take part in our daily musical challenge: Take part in our daily musical challenge and identify the personal relationship that connects two pieces of music.
Rob's guest this week is the writer Michael Frayn; a successful dramatist, novelist and translator, Michael started out as an award-winning journalist. Michael will be sharing his favourite classical music every day at 10am.
This week Rob features recordings by Sir Simon Rattle, widely considered to be one of the foremost conductors of his time. Radio 3 continues its celebrations of Rattle's 60th birthday. Rob showcases some of his favourite recordings by the conductor, including music by Haydn, Szymanowski, Bruckner and Shostakovich, and featuring the Berlin Philharmonic, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia.
Rob's Essential Choice
Symphony No. 10
Simon Rattle (conductor)
5 REASONS TO LOVE... SCHUBERT LIEDER
MICHAEL FRAYN'S CHOICE NO. 1
MICHAEL FRAYN'S CHOICE NO. 2
ARTIST OF THE WEEK: SIMON RATTLE
ESSENTIAL CHOICE & ARTIST OF THE WEEK: SIMON RATTLE
The music played:
Saint-SaensSamson et Dalila: BacchanaleOrchestre de ParisDaniel Barenboim (conductor)DG 413 2972
FaureRequiem: Requiem aeternam, dona eis DominePhilharmonia ChorusPhilharmonia OrchestraCarlo Maria Giulini (conductor)DG 419 2432