Monday - Rob Cowan with Richard Stilgoe
With Rob Cowan. Five Reasons to Love Vocal Chamber Music; Musical challenge: Mapping the Music; Artists of the Week: Jerusalem Quartet; Rob's Essential Choice: Bach: Magnificat.
With Rob Cowan and his guest Richard Stilgoe.
A selection of music including '5 Reasons to Love... Vocal Chamber Music'. Throughout the week Rob enjoys vocal quartets, sextets, duets and trios by Schubert, Brahms, Schumann and Shostakovich.
Take part in our daily musical challenge: Mapping the Music - identify the place evoked by the music.
Rob's guest this week is the songwriter, lyricist, and musician Richard Stilgoe. From writing musicals with Andrew Lloyd Webber (Cats, Starlight Express, Phantom of the Opera) appearances on Nationwide and That's Life and working as a double act with Peter Skellern - music has been at the heart of Richard's career. Richard will be sharing his favourite classical music every day at 10am.
This week Rob features recordings by the Jerusalem Quartet. Former BBC New Generation Artists, the quartet has been carving out a remarkable reputation in both string quartet and chamber music repertoire. Rob showcases their recordings of Haydn, Mozart, Schumann, Schuann, Brahms and Shostakovich.
Today's Essential Choice is taken from the Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.
5 Reasons to Love... Vocal Chamber Music
Richard Stilgoe's Choice No. 1
Richard Stilgoe's Choice No. 2
Artist of the Week: Jerusalem Quartet
Mapping the Music
The answer: Somerset
The music played:
Somerset Rhapsody Op.21 No.1
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Adrian Boult (conductor)