Thursday - Rob Cowan with Penelope Keith
With Rob Cowan. Five Reasons to Love Chaconnes; Musical challenge; Artist of the Week: pianist Sviatoslav Richter; Essential Choice: Tippett: Concerto for Double String Orchestra.
With Rob Cowan and his guest, the actress Penelope Keith.
A selection of music including '5 Reasons to Love... Chaconnes'. This fiery Spanish dance has inspired a wide range of works, which Rob explores throughout the week.
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 actress Penelope Keith. A celebrated actress of both stage and screen, Penelope is best known for her roles in the hugely popular sitcoms The Good Life and To The Manor Born. She will be sharing her favourite classical music every day at 10am.
This week Rob features recordings by Sviatoslav Richter. Known for his stratospheric technique and fingers of steel, Richter's range of repertoire was vast: from Bach and Handel to Webern and Prokofiev, who dedicated his 9th Piano Sonata to the celebrated pianist. He played as many as 120 concerts a year, and despite his aversion to making records, his discography is among the largest of any pianist of his generation.
Rob's Essential Choice
Concerto for Double String Orchestra
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Neville Marriner (conductor).