Monday - Rob Cowan with Geraldine James
With Rob Cowan. Including Reasons to Love Schumann songs; Musical challenge; Artists of the Week: the LaSalle Quartet; Rob's Essential Choice: Haydn: Nelson Mass.
A selection of music including '5 Reasons to Love... Schumann songs.' Amongst the greatest musical achievements of the nineteenth century, each day this week Rob will handpick a great interpreter to showcase these miniature marvels.
Take part in today's music-related challenge: listen to the clues and identify the mystery composer.
Rob's guest this week is the actress Geraldine James. An award-winning actress of both stage and screen, Geraldine will be sharing a selection of her favourite classical music, including works by Tallis, Schubert and Bach, every day at 10am.
This week Rob features the LaSalle Quartet. A personal favourite of Rob's, he will be exploring this American string quartet's finest recordings by composers including Brahms, Wolf, Beethoven and Debussy, as well as their renowned interpretations of Schoenberg and the Second Viennese School.
Today's Essential Choice is taken from the Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review
Missa in angustiis Hob:XXII:11 'Nelson Mass'.
5 Reasons to Love... Schumann songs
Geraldine James' Choice No. 1
Geraldine James' Choice No. 2
Artist of the Week: LaSalle Quartet
I’m usually fairly large. I’ve even been known to have a diameter bigger
than 16 feet.
I was a favourite of composers such as Mahler, Stravinsky and
I have an eye-catching presence, and when hit, I’m extremely ear-catching.
The answer: a gong