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Rob Cowan

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 27 May 2012

Rob Cowan's Sunday selection of music includes piece on the theme of War and Peace, among them John Adams's "The Wound Dresser" and Martinu's "Memorial to Lidice". Plus works by Holst and Ibert, a memory of early music pioneer David Munrow, and this week's Bach Cantata, BWV 34 O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe.

Music Played

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

    Leos Janacek Suite for Orchestra, Op. 3: Allegretto

    Performers: Brno State PO, Frantisek Jilek (conductor)

    Supraphon, 11 1521 – 2 031

  • Image for Michał Kleofas Ogiński

    Michał Kleofas Ogiński Polonaise in A minor No. 1

    Performers: Wanda Landowska, (harpsichord)

    Testament, SBT 1380

  • Image for Claude Debussy

    Claude Debussy Marche Ecossaise

    Performers: Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Stéphane Deneve (conductor)

    Chandos, CHSA 5102(2),

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata: O ewiges Feuer, O Ursprung der Liebe BVW 34

    Performers: Christophers, The Sixteen

    Coro, 13172

  • Image for Franz Liszt

    Franz Liszt Gondoliera (Years of Pilgrimage, supplement)

    Performers: Aldo Ciccolini (piano)

    EMI, CZS 62640 2

  • Image for Antonin Dvorak

    Antonin Dvorak Husitska Overture

    Performers: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Václav Neumann (conductor)

    Supraphon, 2 SUP 0028

  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven Egmont: Der Trommel gerühret

    Performers: Pilar Lorengar (soprano), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, George Szell (conductor)

    Decca, 425972-2

  • Image for Bohuslav Martinu

    Bohuslav Martinu Memorial to Lidice H 296

    Performers: Prague Radio SO, Vladimir Valek

    Praga, PR254050

  • Image for John Adams

    John Adams The Wound Dresser

    Performers: Sanford Sylvan (baritone), Oregan SO, Carlos Clamar

    Pentatone Classics, PTC 5186393

  • Image for Mieczyslaw Weinberg

    Mieczyslaw Weinberg A couple of movements from the ballet "The Golden Key"

    Performers: Gothenburg SO, Thord Svedlund

    Chandos, CHSA5089

  • Image for Giuseppe Verdi

    Giuseppe Verdi Hymn to the Nations

    Performers: Jan Peerce (tenor), NBC Symphony, Arturo Toscanini

    RCA Victor, GD60299(2)

  • Image for Gustav Holst

    Gustav Holst The Evening Watch, OP43

    Performers: The Purcell Singers, Imogen Holst (conductor)

    Decca, 480 2329, 17

  • Image for George Frideric Handel

    George Frideric Handel Samson: Scene 2, "My faith and truth"

    Performers: Martina Arroyo (soprano), Sheila Armstrong (soprano), Munich Bach Orchestra, Karl Richter (conductor)

    Archiv, 453 245-2

  • Image for Jacques Ibert

    Jacques Ibert Escales: Valencia

    Performers: Dallas SO, Eduardo Mata

    Dorian, DOR-90181, 6

  • Image for [traditional]

    [traditional] Greensleeves to a ground

    Arranger: David Munrow Performers: David Munrow and the early Music Consort of London

    Testament, SBT 1250, 24

  • Image for [traditional]

    [traditional] Basse Danse "Jouyssance Vous Donneray"

    Arranger: David Munrow Performers: David Munrow and the early Music Consort of London

    Testament, SBT 1250, 1

  • Image for Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov

    Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov Saxophone Quartet, Op. 109

    Performers: Quatuor Habanera

    Alpha, 041

  • Image for Emanuel Förster

    Emanuel Förster Ariette variée in A

    Performers: Edwin Fischer (piano)

    Testament, SBT 1218, 7

  • Image for Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

    Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov Daisies, Op. 38, No. 3

    Arranger: Jascha Heifetz Performers: Jascha Heifetz (violin), Emanuel Bay (piano)

    Naxos, 8.112072, 21

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