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2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 25 November 2012

From Debussy's evocation of the West Wind to lighter breezes depicted by Mendelssohn, Rob Cowan's selection today focuses on the way composers have responded to the weather. Among the composers featured are Christian Sinding and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Other major pieces include Poulenc's D minor Concerto for Two Pianos, and the Offenbach ballet music Gaîté Parisienne. This week's Bach Cantata is Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ (Thou Prince of Peace, Lord Jesus Christ), BWV 116, in a recording by the Bach Collegium Stuttgart directed by Helmut Rilling.

Music Played

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

    Anon Anon - When she came in, she bobbed

    Performers: Jonathan Dunford (viola de gamba), Rob MacKillop (baroque guitar)

    Alpha, 530, Track 34

  • Image for Christian Sinding

    Christian Sinding Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 31 – iii

    Performers: Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Ari Rasilainen

    Warmer Apex, 0927-49373-2

  • Image for Franz Peter Schubert

    Franz Peter Schubert Moment musical (D780) No. 3

    Performers: Valery Afanassiev (piano)

    ECM, 2215

  • Image for Frederick Delius

    Frederick Delius North Country Sketches – iii (Dance)

    Performers: WNO Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

    Decca, 478 3079

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ (Thou Prince of Peace, Lord Jesus Christ), BWV 116

    Performers: Helmut Rilling, Bach Collegium Stuttgart, Auger, Watts, Harder, Huttenlocher

    Hanssler, HAN 92037

  • Image for Jacques Offenbach

    Jacques Offenbach Gaite Parisienne – sequence

    Performers: Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy

    Sony, SWK 48279

  • Image for Antonio Vivaldi

    Antonio Vivaldi Concerto in C RV558

    Performers: Staatskapelle Dresden, Vittorio Negri

    Philips, 432 281-2

  • Image for Claude Debussy

    Claude Debussy Preludes, Book 1: Ce qu'a vu le vent d'Ouest

    Performers: Michel Beroff (piano)

    EMI, 74122 2

  • Image for Vincent d'Indy

    Vincent d'Indy The Enchanted Forest Op. 8

    Performers: Pays de Loire P O, Pierre Dervaux

    EMI, 74136 2

  • Image for Felix Mendelssohn

    Felix Mendelssohn May Breezes (Op. 62 / 1)

    Performers: Mischa Elman (violin), Joseph Seiger (piano)

    Testament, SBT4 1344

  • Image for Franz Peter Schubert

    Franz Peter Schubert Winterreise: Auf dem flusse

    Arranger: Hans Zender Performers: Hans Peter Blochwitz (tenor), Ensemble Modern, Hans Zender

    RCA, 09026 68067 2

  • Image for Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Ralph Vaughan Williams Dark Pastoral for cello and orchestra

    Performers: Guy Johnson (cello), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Martin Yates

    Dutton Epoch, CDLX 7289

  • Image for Christian Sinding

    Christian Sinding Rustle of Spring

    Performers: Eileen Joyce (piano)

    Appian, APR 7502

  • Image for Jean Sibelius

    Jean Sibelius Tapiola

    Performers: Helsinki P O, Paavo Berglund

    EMI, 5 68646 2

  • Image for Antonin Dvorak

    Antonin Dvorak Waltz Op. 54 No. 1

    Performers: Cecilia String Quartet

    Analekta, AN 2 9892

  • Image for Francis Poulenc

    Francis Poulenc Concerto for two pianos in D minor

    Performers: Martha Argerich, Alexander Gurning (pianos), Swiss Italian Orchestra, Erasmo Capilla

    DG, 477 9884

  • Image for George Gershwin

    George Gershwin Cuban Overture

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn

    EMI, CDC 7 47021 2

  • Image for Robert Schumann

    Robert Schumann Vier doppelchörige Gesängle, Op. 141

    Performers: Netherlands Chamber Choir, Uwe Gronostay

    Globe, GLO 5147

  • Image for Agostino Steffani

    Agostino Steffani Liberta Liberta

    Performers: Daniela Mazzucato, Carolyn Watkinson, Early Music soloists directed by Alan Curtis

    Archiv, 479 0823


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