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Thursday - Rob Cowan

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 17 May 2012

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Vienna - Fritz Reiner conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in waltzes. RCA 09026 68160-2

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, Bernard Haitink.

10.30am
Rob Cowan's guest for the week is novelist Salley Vickers, whose books explore the impact of spiritual values on contemporary lives. Salley introduces her essential pieces of classical music.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice

Mozart
Coronation Mass, K.317
Maria Stader (soprano)
Sieglinde Wagner (alto)
Helmut Krebs (tenor)
Josef Greindl (bass)
St Hedwigs Cathedral Choir
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Igor Markevitch (conductor)
DG 437 383-2.

Music Played

15 items
  • Image for Karl Goldmark

    Karl Goldmark Allegro vivace (String Quartet in B major, Op. 8)

    Performers: Klenke Quartet

    HANSSLER CD 93.077

  • Image for Felix Mendelssohn

    Felix Mendelssohn Variations concertantes, Op. 17

    Performers: Roel Dieltiens (cello), Frank Braley (piano)

    HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 901868

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort, BWV 20: Part II

    Performers: Wilke te Brummelstroete (alto), Paul Agnew (tenor), Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    SOLI DEO GLORIA SDG 101

  • 9.20: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Image for Johann Strauss II

      Johann Strauss II Johann Strauss II - Morning Papers, Op. 279

      Performers: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner (conductor)

      RCA 09026 68160-2

  • 9.30: Artist of the Week - Bernard Haitink

    • Image for Dmitri Shostakovich

      Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 10: Allegro 2nd mvt

      Performers: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor)

      RCO LIVE RADIO RECORDINGS - BERNARD HAITINK - no CD number

  • Image for Robert Schumann

    Robert Schumann Papillons Op. 2

    Performers: Eric Le Sage (piano)

    ALPHA 098

  • 9.50am: Artist of the Week - Bernard Haitink

    • Image for Franz Schubert

      Franz Schubert Rosamunde incidental music: Chorus of Shepherds

      Performers: Netherlands Radio Chorus, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor)

      PHILIPS 446 574-2

  • 9.55am: Artist of the Week - Bernard Haitink

    • Image for Johannes Brahms

      Johannes Brahms Serenade No. 2 in A major, Op. 16

      Performers: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor)

      PHILIPS 442 068-2

  • Image for Chopin arr. Douglas

    Chopin arr. Douglas Mazurka, Op.67 No.3

    Performers: Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Peter Maag (conductor)

    DECCA ELOQUENCE 480 3483

  • 10:30: Salley Vickers' Choices

    • Image for Litolff

      Litolff Scherzo (Concerto symphonique No. 4 in D minor, Op. 102)

      Performers: Clifford Curzon (piano), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult (conductor)

      DECCA 466 376-2

  • 10:44am: Salley Vickers' Choices

    • Image for Richard Wagner

      Richard Wagner Richard Wagner - Parsifal: Prelude

      Performers: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

      TELDEC 3984-24224-2

  • Image for Edvard Grieg

    Edvard Grieg Butterfly (Lyric Pieces, Op.43 No.1)

    Performers: Mikhail Pletnev (piano)

    DG 459 671-2

  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Coronation Mass, K.317

      Performers: Maria Stader (soprano), Sieglinde Wagner (alto), Helmut Krebs (tenor), Josef Greindl (bass), St Hedwigs Cathedral Choir, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Igor Markevitch (conductor)

      DG 437 383-2

  • 11.31am

    • Image for Bloch orch. Stakévitch

      Bloch orch. Stakévitch Nigun (Baal Schem)

      Performers: Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Evgeny Svetlanov (conductor)

      LE CHANT DU MONDE RUS 288 165

  • 11.43am

    • Image for Léo Delibes

      Léo Delibes La Source (excerpts)

      Performers: Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Peter Maag (conductor)

      DECCA ELOQUENCE 480 3483

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    What am I? Answer: A wind machine

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