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Monday - Rob Cowan

3 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 03 September 2012

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Anne Queffélec playing Scarlatti Sonatas. WARNER APEX 0927 44353 2

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, violinist, David Oistrakh.

Rob Cowan's guest is Miranda Krestovnikoff. She studied zoology at Bristol University, and from 1998 has appeared in very popular TV programmes on wildlife conservation and the environment, including The One Show, Coast and Countryfile. A keen musician, she spends a lot of her spare time making music. She plays the flute, bassoon, piano and recorders, and also sings. She currently plays with the New Bristol Sinfonia, and in 1994 she formed her own a cappella choir, Partsong, which she directed for eight years.

Rob's Essential Choice

R Strauss: Don Quixote, Op 35
Antonio Janigro (cello)
Milton Preves (viola)
John Weicher (violin)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Fritz Reiner (conductor)
RCA 09026 617962.

Music Played

15 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Julius Fucik

    Julius Fucik Entry of the Gladiators

    Performers: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Vaclav Neumann (conductor)

    ORFEO C147861

  • 9.03 [00’03”]: ROB'S ESSENTIAL CD OF THE WEEK

    • Image for Domenico Scarlatti

      Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in B minor, L.449 K.27

      Performers: Anne Queffélec (piano)

      APEX 0927 44353 2

  • Image for Samuel Barber

    Samuel Barber Adagio for strings

    Performers: New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein (conductor)


  • 9.18 [00’18”]:

    • Image for Francaix

      Francaix Wind Quartet (1933)

      Performers: Bergen Woodwind Quintet

      BIS BIS SACD 2008

  • 9.30 [00’30”]:

    • Image for Today’s Brainteaser

      Today’s Brainteaser Mystery Piece

      Performers: The answer will appear at the bottom of this page at 12pm.


    • Image for Leclair

      Leclair Sonata in D major Op. 9 No. 3

      Performers: David Oistrakh (violin), Naum Walter (piano)


  • Image for Johannes Brahms

    Johannes Brahms Academic Festival Overture Op. 80

    Performers: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Klaus Tennstedt (conductor)

    BSO CB 110

  • Image for Louis Couperin

    Louis Couperin Passacaille (8th ordre, 2nd Bk Pieces de Clavecin 1716)

    Performers: Jean-Luc Ho (harpsichord)

    ECL 1101


    • Image for Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

      Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 in D, Op. 19

      Performers: David Oistrakh (violin), Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Kurt Sanderling (conductor)

      HARMONIA MUNDI HMX 2905257 54

  • 10.30 [01’30”]: Miranda Krestovnikoff's Choices

    • Image for Claude Debussy

      Claude Debussy Syrinx

      Performers: Michael Cox (flute)

      KINGDOM KCLCD 2013

  • Image for Béla Bartók

    Béla Bartók Allegro vivace – 3rd movement of Piano Concerto No. 3

    Performers: Stephen Bishop Kovacevich (piano), London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis (conductor)

    PHILIPS 4266602

  • Image for Maurice Duruflé

    Maurice Duruflé Quatre Motets sur des Thèmes Gregoriens, Op. 10

    Performers: Mary Seers (soprano), Corydon Singers, Matthew Best (conductor)

    HYPERION CDA 66191

  • 11.00 [02’00”]: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Image for Richard Strauss

      Richard Strauss Don Quixote Op. 35

      Performers: Antonio Janigro (cello), Milton Preves (viola), John Weicher (violin), Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner (conductor)

      RCA 09026 617962

  • 11.43 [02’43”]:

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      (various) Variations on a Russian folk song for string quartet (1898)

      Performers: Kuss Quartet

      ONYX ONYX 4090

  • Image for (various)

    (various) Variations on a Russian folk song for string quartet (1898)

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    The Mystery Piece was:

    Aria “Sich übern im Lieben” (Wedding Cantata BWV 202)
    Elly Ameling (soprano)
    Collegium Aureum


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