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Music for Easter Sunday

2 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 08 April 2012

Rob Cowan presents music for Easter Sunday including the first of a new season of Sunday Morning Bach Cantatas, starting with BVW 31 Der Himmel Lacht! Die Erde Jubilieret. Other music includes Les Caractères de la Danse by Jean-Féry Rebel, Allah Akbar from Szymanowski's Songs of an Infatuated Muezzin, Six Chansons Grèques by Xenakis, for solo piano, and Vaughan Williams' Phantasy Quintet.

Music Played

18 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin

    Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin Étude op. 8, no. 3 in B minor

    Performers: Lang Lang

    Telarc, 80582

  • Image for Jean-Féry Rebel

    Jean-Féry Rebel Les Caracteres de la Danse

    Performers: Les Musiciens du Louvre / Marc Minkowski (cond.)

    Erato/MusiFrance, 2292 45974-2

  • Image for Karol Szymanowski

    Karol Szymanowski Songs of the Infatuated Muezzin: 1Allah Akbar

    Performers: Botstein, London Philharmonic Orchestra

    Telarc, 80567

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata BVW 31 Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubiliert

    Performers: Ton Koopman (cond.) Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir, Schlick, Wessel, deMay, Mertens

    Erato, 98536

  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven Romance No1 in G major for violin and orchestra

    Performers: Gidon Kramer / Chamber Orchestra of Europe / Nikolaus Harnoncourt

    Elatus, 749773

  • Image for Dmitri Shostakovich

    Dmitri Shostakovich Prelude in D flat major and Fugue in D flat major (op. 87)

    Performers: Alexander Melkinov

    Harmonia Mundi, 902019

  • Image for Giovanni Gabrieli

    Giovanni Gabrieli Canzon Septimi Toni no.1 & no.2

    Performers: Philadelphia Brass Ensemble

    Columbia Masterworks, 92754

  • Image for Franz Peter Schubert

    Franz Peter Schubert An den Mond D.296

    Performers: Matthias Goerne, Andreas Haefliger

    Decca, 452917

  • Image for Auric/Milhaud/Poulenc/Tailleferre/Honneger

    Auric/Milhaud/Poulenc/Tailleferre/Honneger Les Mariés de la Tour Eiffel

    Arranger: M. Constant Performers: Ensemble Erwartung, Bernard Desgraupes (cond.)

    Marco Polo, K. 8.223788

  • Image for Iannis Xenakis

    Iannis Xenakis Six Chansons Grecques

    Performers: Nikolaos Samaltanos

    Saphir, LVC 1168

  • Image for Anton Bruckner

    Anton Bruckner Prelude and Fugue in C Minor

    Performers: Erwin Horn

    AVC, 150 071-2

  • Image for Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov

    Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov Baba-Yaga Op 56

    Performers: Kirov Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (cond.)

    Decca, 4782122

  • Image for Camille Saint-Saëns

    Camille Saint-Saëns Sonata Op.166 for Oboe & Piano

    Performers: Hansjörg Schellenberger (oboe), Ralf Koenen (piano)

    Denon, CO73 088

  • Image for Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Ralph Vaughan Williams Phantasy Quintet

    Performers: Nash Ensemble

    Hyperion, 67313

  • Image for Joseph Haydn

    Joseph Haydn Ein Magd, Ein Dieneren

    Performers: Elly Ameling

    EMI, 6 79073 2

  • Image for Richard Wagner

    Richard Wagner Richard Wagner - Rome Narrative (from Tannhauser)

    Performers: Lauritz Melchior (cond. Coates)

    Preiser, 89229, track 13

  • Image for Jean Sibelius

    Jean Sibelius Finlandia – tone poem – Op. 26

    Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult (cond.)

    SOMM, 093

  • Image for Dmitri Shostakovich

    Dmitri Shostakovich Prelude no.3 in G Major and Fugue no.3 in G Major (op. 87)

    Performers: Alexander Melkinov

    Harmonia Mundi, 902019


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