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Thursday - Rob Cowan

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 19 April 2012

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Barry McDaniel - Lieder by Schubert, Schumann, Wolf, Duparc and Debussy (AUDITE 23.426)

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, cellist Alban Gerhardt. Today we hear him perform works by Reger (Cello Suite No. 1 in G, Op.131c No. 1) and Dohnanyi (Konzertstuck for cello and orchestra in D, Op.12).

10.30am
Rob Cowan's guest this week is the novelist Alan Hollinghurst, winner of the 2004 Man Booker Prize for The Line of Beauty. Alan introduces his essential pieces of classical music.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice

Sibelius
Symphony No. 3 in C, Op.52
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)
RCA 09026-60434-2.

Music Played

13 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for [anonymous]

    [anonymous] Imperiale seconda

    Performers: King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)

    HYPERION CDD22072

  • Image for Jean Sibelius

    Jean Sibelius Finlandia, Op. 26

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis (conductor)

    RCA 82876-55706-2

  • 9.18 Rob's CD of the Week

    • Image for Claude Debussy

      Claude Debussy Le promenoir des deux amants

      Performers: Barry McDaniel (baritone), Aribert Reimann (piano)

      AUDITE 23.426

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Minuets, K.568 – No. 10 in D; No. 9 in B flat; No. 4 in E flat; No. 2 in F; and No. 12 in

    Performers: London Mozart Players, Harry Blech (conductor)

    FHR REMASTERS FHR15

  • 9.30: Artist of the Week - Alban Gerhardt

    • Image for Max Reger

      Max Reger Cello Suite No. 1 in G, Op. 131c No. 1

      Performers: Alban Gerhardt (cello)

      HYPERION CDA675812

  • Image for Sammartini

    Sammartini Symphony in E, JC31

    Performers: Accademia d'Arcadia, Alessandra Rossi Lurig (conductor)

    Brilliant Classics 94356

  • Image for Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Cherubic Hymn

    Performers: USSR Ministry of Culture State Chamber Choir, Valeri Polyansky (conductor)

    MELODIYA MEL CD 10 01872

  • 10.05: Artist of the Week - Alban Gerhardt

    • Image for Dohnányi

      Dohnányi Konzertstück for cello and orchestra in D major, Op. 12

      Performers: Alban Gerhardt (cello), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Carlos Kalmar (conductor)

      HYPERION CDA67544

  • 10.30: Alan Hollinghurst's Choices

    • Image for Adès

      Adès Three Mazurkas, No. 2

      Performers: Thomas Adès (piano)

      EMI 0 88560 2

  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95

    Performers: Quartetto Italiano

    PHILIPS 420 797-2

  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Image for Jean Sibelius

      Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 3 in C, Op. 52

      Performers: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

      RCA 09026-60434-2

  • 11.28:

    • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

      Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 10 in G, Op. 96

      Performers: Josef Suk (violin), Jan Panenka (piano)

      SUPRAPHON SU 3441-2 114

  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven
    02:30

    Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 10 in G, Op.96

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    What am I? Answer: Rosin

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