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Tuesday - Rob Cowan

3 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 15 February 2011

Rob Cowan shares his musical enthusiasms and dips into his rucksack for a surprise or two, plus a look at this week's Specialist Classical Chart.

Music Played

26 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and fugue in C major – Well Tempered Clavier Book 1 No. 1

    Performer: Rosalyn Tureck (piano)

    BBC Legends BBCL 4109-2

  • Image for Richard Strauss

    Richard Strauss Serenade in E flat major, Op. 7

    Performer: Wind soloists of the Chamber orchestra of Europe Performer: Heinz Holliger (director)

    PHILIPS 438 933 2

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Ruhe zanft (Zaide)

    Performer: Lynne Dawson (soprano) Performer: Academy of Ancient Music Performer: Paul Goodwin (conductor)


  • Image for Giovanni Gabrieli

    Giovanni Gabrieli Canzon septimi e octavi toni (a 12)

    Performer: Sacrae sinfonie 1597 Performer: London Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble Performer: Andrew Parrott (director)

    ARCHIV 437 073-2

  • Image for Gioachino Rossini

    Gioachino Rossini Overture: Il signor Bruschino

    Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra Performer: Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor)

    HMV 5 86759 2

  • Image for Claudio Monteverdi

    Claudio Monteverdi Vago augelletto

    Performer: Consort of Musicke Performer: Anthony Rooley (director)

    VIRGIN CLASSICS 5 622682

  • Image for Felix Mendelssohn

    Felix Mendelssohn Octet: Scherzo

    Performer: Hausmusik

    EMI 7 49958 2

  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata in F major Op. 54

    Performer: Maurizio Pollini (piano)

    DG 474 451 2

  • Specialist Classical Chart

    • Image for Claudio Monteverdi

      Claudio Monteverdi Vespers: Laetatus sum

      Performer: L’Arpeggiata Performer: Christina Pluhar (director)

      VIRGIN CLASSICS 50999 64199429

  • Image for Domenico Scarlatti

    Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in D major, Kk. 29

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud (piano)

    VIRGIN CLASSICS 5099964 201603

  • Image for Amy Beach

    Amy Beach Ah, love but a day

    Performer: Kate Royal (soprano) Performer: Malcolm Martineau (piano)

    EMI 5099994853629

  • Image for Dmitri Shostakovich

    Dmitri Shostakovich Violin Concerto No.1: Scherzo

    Performer: Lisa Batiashvili (violin) Performer: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Performer: Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

    DG 477 9299

  • Image for Gustav Mahler

    Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection": Urlicht

    Performer: Magdalena Kozena (mezzo-soprano) Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Performer: Simon Rattle (conductor)

    EMI 50999 6 4 763 2

  • Image for Jean-Philippe Rameau

    Jean-Philippe Rameau Overture: Les Boreades

    Performer: Orchestra of the 18th Century Performer: Frans Bruggen (director)

    PHILIPS 420 240 2

  • Image for Aaron Copland

    Aaron Copland Danzon cubano

    Performer: The New World Symphony Orchestra Performer: Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

    ARGO 436 737 2

  • Image for Carl Nielsen

    Carl Nielsen Helios overture

    Performer: Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra Performer: Herbert Blomstedt (conductor)

    EMI 3 81503 2

  • Image for Antonin Dvorak

    Antonin Dvorak Slavonic dance in A flat, Op 72, No. 8

    Performer: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Performer: Kurt Masur (conductor)

    PHILIPS 446 583 2

  • Image for George Shearing

    George Shearing Medley

    Performer: George Shearing (piano)

    BBC MUSIC BBCJ 7005-2

  • Image for George Shearing

    George Shearing Lullaby of Birdland

    Performer: Friedrich Gulda (piano) and his sextet

    DECCA 06024 984 7128

  • Image for Antonin Dvorak

    Antonin Dvorak Slavonic dance in A flat, Op 72, No. 8

    Performer: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Performer: Kurt Masur (conductor)

    PHILIPS 446 583 2

  • Image for Richard Strauss

    Richard Strauss Morgen

    Performer: Karita Mattila (soprano) Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Performer: Claudio Abbado (conductor)

    DG 480 0414

  • Image for Antonio Vivaldi

    Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for Guitar, Violin, Viola and Cello in A, RV 82

    Performer: Celedonio Romero (guitar) Performer: John Corigliano (violin) Performer: Domenick Saltarelli (viola) Performer: Margaret Bella (cello)

    PHILIPS 426 076 2

  • Image for Frank Bridge

    Frank Bridge Allegro appassionato

    Performer: Tom Dunn (viola) Performer: Daniel Tong (piano)

    DUTTON CDXL 7254

  • Image for Gioachino Rossini

    Gioachino Rossini Pas a sei (William Tell)

    Performer: Concert Art Symphony Orchestra Performer: Erich Leinsdorf (conductor)

    EMI CDM 7243 5 65205

  • Image for Johann Strauss II

    Johann Strauss II Johann Strauss II - Tales from the Vienna woods, Op 325

    Performer: London Pilharmonic Orchestra Performer: Antal Dorati (conductor)

    DECCA 476 7864, Tr. 2

  • Image for Henry Purcell

    Henry Purcell Fantasia upon one note

    Performer: Hesperion XX

    ASTREE E8536


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