Tuesday - Rob Cowan with Clive Myrie
Discover definitive recordings of classical music with your trusted guide, Rob Cowan. His guest is BBC News presenter and correspondent Clive Myrie.
Rob sets the tone and mood of the day's programme with a range of music to intrigue, surprise and entertain.
Take part in today's musical challenge: listen to the clues and identify a mystery object.
Rob's guest this week is the BBC News presenter and correspondent Clive Myrie. Clive is one of the regular evening presenters on the BBC News Channel and News at Ten, and has worked in broadcast news and journalism throughout his career, almost exclusively for the BBC. He started out in local news before becoming a foreign correspondent, being posted to Japan, America, France and Africa. Since becoming one of the BBC's main anchors in London, he has continued to make special reports about subjects ranging from Barack Obama to wars in Kosovo and Afghanistan. As well as discussing his life and work, Clive shares some of his favourite classical music throughout the week, including pieces he played as a teenager in his local youth orchestra.
Music on Location: Scotland
This week Rob explores music connected with Scotland, travelling today to Fingal's Cave on the island of Staffa, which was a great source of inspiration to painters and composers in the early 19th century.
Proms Artist of the Week: John Wilson
Rob's Proms Artist of the Week is the British conductor John Wilson. Wilson is celebrated for his on-stage charisma and has been applauded repeatedly for the rich and colourful sounds that he draws from orchestras in repertoire ranging from the core classical through to the twentieth century. Wilson has conducted many of the leading British orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and has made a number of recordings with the BBC Concert Orchestra. This week he brings The John Wilson Orchestra to the BBC Proms, and earlier in the season he conducted his first Prom as Associate Guest Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Rob has chosen to feature Wilson's recordings of music by Edward German, Arnold Bax, Copland and Gershwin, as well as Eric Coates's take on a song by Richard Rodgers.
The Happy Forest
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
John Wilson (conductor)
Producer Richard Denison.