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Thursday - Rob Cowan

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 20 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 as soloist in Frank Bridge's Oration for cello and orchestra, H180.

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

Schubert
Symphony No. 9 in C, D.944
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Rafael Kubelik (conductor)
DISKY DCL 705982.

Music Played

14 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for György Ligeti

    György Ligeti Car Horn Prelude from Le Grand Macabre

    Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)

    SONY S2K 62312

  • Image for Adams

    Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine

    Performers: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop (conductor)

    NAXOS 8.559031

  • Image for Wolf

    Wolf Italian Serenade

    Performers: Hagen Quartet

    DG 427 669-2

  • 9.13: Rob's CD of the Week

    • Image for Franz Schubert

      Franz Schubert Der Einsame, D.800

      Performers: Barry McDaniel (baritone), Hertha Klust (piano)

      AUDITE 23.426

  • Image for Maurice Ravel

    Maurice Ravel La Valse

    Performers: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, William Steinberg (conductor)

    EMI CDM 65204

  • Image for Jean-Philippe Rameau

    Jean-Philippe Rameau Naïs (Suite) – Entrée des Lutteurs et Chaconne; Tambourins

    Performers: Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Frans Brüggen (conductor)

    GLOSSA GCD C81106

  • Image for MacMillan

    MacMillan Miserere

    Performers: The Sixteen [soli: Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano), Christopher Royall (alto), Mark Dobell (tenor), Eamonn Dougan (bass)], Harry Christophers (conductor)

    CORO COR16096

  • Image for George Frideric Handel

    George Frideric Handel La réjouissance, from Music for the Royal Fireworks

    Performers: The English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    Philips 454 410-2

  • 10am: Artist of the Week - Alban Gerhardt

    • Image for Bridge

      Bridge Oration for cello and orchestra, H180

      Performers: Alban Gerhardt (cello), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Richard Hickox (conductor)

      CHANDOS 10188

  • 10.30: Alan Hollinghurst's Choices

    • Image for Maurice Ravel

      Maurice Ravel Trois poèmes de Stephane Mallarmé

      Performers: Felicity Lott (soprano), Ensemble de Chambre de l'Orchestre de Paris, Michel Plasson (conductor)

      EMI 5 69299 2

  • Image for Jean-Philippe Rameau

    Jean-Philippe Rameau Gavotte avec les Doubles de la Gavotte, from Suite in A minor, Nouvelles suites de pieces

    Performers: Robert Casadesus (piano)

    PHILIPS 456 739-2

  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Image for Franz Schubert

      Franz Schubert Symphony No. 9 in C, D.944

      Performers: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik (conductor)

      DISKY DCL 705982

  • Image for Johannes Brahms

    Johannes Brahms 4 Songs for female voices, 2 horns and harp, Op.17 Nos. 1, 2 and 3

    Performers: Monteverdi Choir, Anthony Halstead, Christian Rutherford (french horns), Delyth Wynne (harp), John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    PHILIPS 475 7558

  • Image for Johannes Brahms
    02:50

    Johannes Brahms Four Songs for female voices, two horns and harp, Op. 17 Nos. 1 & 4

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    The Connection was: Royalty

    The music played:

    Berlioz
    Royal Hunt and Storm (The Trojans)
    San Diego Symphony Orchestra
    Yoav Talmi (conductor)0121
    NAXOS 8553195

    Handel
    Overture from Music for the Royal Fireworks HWV351
    The English Concert
    Trevor Pinnock (director)
    ARCHIV 477756 2

    Parry
    I was glad
    Cambridge University Musical Society
    Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
    New Philharmonia Orchestra
    Band of the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall
    Philip Ledger (conductor)
    EMI CDZ 762 528 2

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