Wednesday - 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: Trumpet Concerto in E flat.
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 our daily musical challenge: identify a piece of music played backwards.
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.
This week Rob showcases Haydn masterpieces
Trumpet Concerto in E flat major
Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet)
Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields
Sir Neville Marriner (conductor).
5 Reasons to Love... Schumann songs
Geraldine James' Choice No. 1
Geraldine James' Choice No. 2
Geraldine James' Choice No. 3
Artist of the Week: LaSalle Quartet
The music played:
Peter and the Wolf Op.67
David Bowie (narrator)
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Eugene Ormandy (conductor)