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Monday - Rob Cowan

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 04 June 2012

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: All Shall Be Well: Exultate Singers, David Ogden - NAXOS 8.57276.

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, conductor Adrian Boult.

10.30am
This week Britain celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, only the second British monarch to celebrate 60 years on the throne. Rob Cowan's guest is the historian Lord Hennessy, who since 1992 has been Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary, University of London. He shares his essential pieces of classical music.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice

Wolf
Spanish Songbook
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

Music Played

14 items
  • 9am: Artist of the Week - Adrian Boult

    • Rossini arr. Britten March from Soirées Musicales

      Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult (conductor)

      LYRITA SRCD 246

  • 9.02: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

  • Image for Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov

    Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov Moments musicaux Op. 16 Nos. 2 & 5

    Performers: Jonathan Plowright (piano)

    SOUND PROJECTS SPJP1002

  • 9.12:

    • Image for Alessandro Marcello

      Alessandro Marcello Oboe Concerto in D minor

      Performers: Malcolm Messiter (oboe), Guildhall String Ensemble

      RCA RD60224

  • Image for Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Polonaise from Eugene Onegin

    Performers: Dresden Staatskapelle, James Levine (conductor)

    DG 431 611 2

  • Suk Elegy for piano trio in A minor

    Performers: Suk Trio

    SUPRAPHON 11 1532 2

  • 9.37: Artist of the Week - Adrian Boult

    • Image for Hector Berlioz

      Hector Berlioz Waverley: Overture Op. 1

      Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult (conductor)

      FIRST HAND FHR07

  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven Variations on ‘Bei Mannern welche Liebe fuhlen’

    Performers: Pierre Fournier (cello), Friedrich Gulda (piano)

    REGIS RRC2092

  • Image for Edward German

    Edward German Henry VIII dances

    Performers: Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, Frederick Fennell (conductor)

    MERCURY 434 356 2

  • 10.30: Lord Hennessy's Choices

    • Image for [traditional]

      [traditional] Blow the Wind Southerly

      Performers: Kathleen Ferrier (contralto)

      DECCA 417 192 2

  • Image for Richard Wagner

    Richard Wagner Richard Wagner - Tannhauser: Overture

    Performers: Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux, Igor Markevitch (conductor)

    DG 474 400 2

  • Image for Edvard Grieg

    Edvard Grieg Fugue in D major

    Performers: Mikhail Pletnev (piano)

    DG 459 671 2

  • 11am:

    • Image for Wolf

      Wolf Wolf - Spanish Songbook (excerpts)

      Performers: The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday’s CD Review.

  • 11.30:

    • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K.467

      Performers: Robert Casadesus (piano), Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell (conductor)

      SONY SM3K 46519

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    The Mystery Piece was:

    Suk
    Elegy for piano, violin and cello in A minor, Op. 1
    Suk Trio
    SUPRAPHON 11 1532 2

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