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Monday - Rob Cowan

3 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 11 April 2011

Rob Cowan shares his musical enthusiasms and dips into his rucksack for a surprise or two. Between 9 and 10 o'clock Rob continues his "Comedy Classics" series with special guest - comedian and actor John Sessions. He will talk about and play his favourite classical music which includes works by Rachmaninov, Beethoven, Richard Strauss and J.S. Bach.

Music Played

19 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Richard Rodgers

    Richard Rodgers Carousel Waltz

    Performer: Stephen Hough (piano)

    Hyperion 67043

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Horn Concerto No. 1 in D K412

    Performer: Barry Tuckwell (horn) Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Performer: Peter Maag (conductor)

    Decca 478265

  • Image for Antonin Dvorak

    Antonin Dvorak Poco allegro (from Bagatelles Op 47)

    Performer: Members of the Vienna Philharmonia Quintet

    Decca 480237

  • Image for Thomas Arne

    Thomas Arne The Masque of Comus: By the rushy-fringed bank

    Performer: Academy of Ancient Music Performer: Christopher Hogwood (conductor)

    Decca 4703722

  • Image for Jean Sibelius

    Jean Sibelius Alla marcia from Karelia Suite

    Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

    EMI 76846

  • Image for Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Cantantibus Organis

    Performer: Cardinall’s Musick Performer: Andrew Carwood (director)

    Hyperion 67860

  • Image for Gioachino Rossini

    Gioachino Rossini Barber of Seville overture

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Performer: Piero Gamba (conductor)

    Decca 433606

  • Image for Edvard Grieg

    Edvard Grieg Holberg Suite

    Performer: Netherlands Chamber Orchestra Performer: David Zinman (conductor)

    Philips 420864

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue in C minor from Book 1 of the Well Tempered Clavier

    Performer: Maurizio Pollini (piano)

    DG 477807

  • Image for Carl Maria von Weber

    Carl Maria von Weber Jubel Overture

    Performer: Suisse Romande Orchestra Performer: Ernest Ansermet (conductor)

    Decca 480012

  • Image for Arnold Bax

    Arnold Bax Two Lyrical Pieces from Oliver Twist

    Performer: National Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Bernard Herrmann (conductor)

    Decca 480378

  • Image for Nicolò Paganini

    Nicolò Paganini Variations on a theme of Rossini

    Performer: Maurice Gendron (cello) Performer: Peter Galliom (piano)

    Philips 438960

  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven Egmont Overture

    Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Klaus Tennstedt (conductor)

    EMI 71462

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D

    Performer: Ottavio Dantone (harpsichord) Performer: Giuliano Carmignola (violin) Performer: Jacques Zoon (flute) Performer: Orchestra Mozart Performer: Claudio Abbado (conductor)

    DG 4778908

  • Comedy Classics - John Sessions' choices

    • Image for Igor Stravinsky

      Igor Stravinsky Opening Sinfonia of 'Pulcinella'

      Performer: New York Philharmonic Performer: Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

      CBS 44709

    • Image for Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

      Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov Prelude in C sharp minor Op3'2

      Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)

      Decca 475619

    • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

      Ludwig van Beethoven Slow movement from String Quartet Opus 132 in A minor

      Performer: Takacs Quartet

      Decca 470849

    • Image for Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky

      Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky Opening prelude from Khovanschina

      Performer: Montreal Symphony Orchestra Performer: Charles Dutoit (conductor)

      Decca 417299

    • Image for Richard Strauss

      Richard Strauss Closing scene (trio + final duet) from 'Der Rosenkavalier'

      Performer: Adrianne Pieczonka (Marschallin) Performer: Elina Garanca (Octavian) Performer: Diana Damrau (Sophie) Performer: Dresden Staatskapelle Performer: Fabio Luisi (conductor)

      DG 477623

  • Comedy Classics - John Sessions

    Comedy Classics - John Sessions

    This week actor and comedian John Sessions talks to Rob about his favourite music.


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