Friday - Rob Cowan with Penelope Keith
With Rob Cowan. Including Five Reasons to Love Chaconnes; Musical challenge; Artist of the Week: pianist Sviatoslav Richter; Rob's Essential Choice: Elgar: Introduction and Allegro.
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: listen to the clues and identify the mystery person.
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
Introduction & Allegro, Op.47
English Chamber Orchestra
Benjamin Britten (conductor).