Monday - Rob Cowan with Jessica Hynes
With Rob Cowan. Includes My Favourite Impromptus; CPE Bach: Sinfonia in B flat; Proms Artist of the Day: Thomas Dausgaard, featured conducting Schubert's Overture (Die Zauberharfe).
My Favourite... Impromptus. This week Rob shares a selection of his favourite impromptus, works that are based on improvisation and impulse. The line-up includes Schubert's Impromptu in G flat, performed by Alfred Brendel, Scriabin's Impromptu Op.14 No.1 with Klara Min and Bennett's Five Impromptus for guitar featuring Craig Ogden.
Take part in our daily musical challenge: can you work out which two composers are associated with a particular piece?
Rob's guest this week is the BAFTA award winning actress and writer Jessica Hynes. Jessica was one of the creators and stars of the popular British sitcom Spaced, and is well known for her other comic roles including Cheryl in The Royle Family and Siobhan in the Olympics backroom comedy Twenty Twelve, and the BBC parody W1A. Jessica will be talking about her comedy writing and her acting roles, and sharing a selection of her favourite classical music, including works by John Ireland, Marcel Tournier and Will Todd, every day at 10am.
Music in Time: Classical
Rob places Music in Time, looking at CPE Bach's Sinfonia in B flat major, Wq 182 No.2, which shows the stylistic transition from the Baroque to the Classical period.
Rob's Proms artist of the day is the conductor Thomas Dausgaard, who took to the rostrum in yesterday's Prom 31 to conduct Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky. Today Rob features Dausgaard's interpretation of the overture to Schubert's effervescent Die Zauberharfe.
Die Zauberharfe: Overture
Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard (conductor).
JESSICA HYNES' CHOICE NO.1
JESSICA HYNES' CHOICE NO.2
JESSICA HYNES' CHOICE NO.3
MUSIC IN TIME: CLASSICAL
PROMS ARTIST OF THE DAY: THOMAS DAUSGAARD
Answer: Johan Halvorsen and Handel
The music played:
Passacaglia (after a theme by Handel)
Julia Fischer (violin)
Daniel Muller-Schott (cello)