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Monday - Rob Cowan

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 19 November 2012

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier, András Schiff (piano), ECM 476 4827.

9.30-10.30am
A daily brainteaser, and performances by the Artist of the Week, Jascha Heifetz.

10.30am
Rob Cowan's guest on Essential Classics is the English actor and songwriter Clive Swift. He is best known for his role as Richard Bucket in the British television series Keeping Up Appearances, the long-suffering husband of Hyacinth. Other notable television roles include that of Roy in the British television series The Old Guys. Further TV appearances include Doctor Black in two of the BBC's M.R. James adaptations, The Stalls of Barchester and A Warning to the Curious; the BBC adaptation of The Barchester Chronicles; and he has appeared several times in Doctor Who. He also played Sir Ector, the adoptive father of King Arthur in John Boorman's 1981 film Excalibur, and the Reverend Eustacius Brewer in the BBC 1 series Born and Bred (2002â€"05).

As well as acting, Clive is a keen songwriter. Many of his songs are included in his show, Richard Bucket Overflows: An Audience with Clive Swift (2007); and Clive Swift Entertains, performing his own music and lyrics, which toured the UK in 2009.

11am
Berlioz: Les Troyens
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

Music Played

13 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • 9am: Artist of the Week - Jascha Heifetz

    • Image for Khachaturian (arr. Heifetz)

      Khachaturian (arr. Heifetz) Sabre Dance from Gayaneh

      Performers: Jascha Heifetz (violin), Brooks Smith (piano)

      NAXOS 8.112072

  • Image for Hector Berlioz

    Hector Berlioz Le Corsaire, Op. 21

    Performers: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch (conductor)

    SONY 88697720602

  • 9.11: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

      Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV 846, from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Bk 1

      Performers: András Schiff (piano)

      ECM 476 4827

  • Image for Victor Herbert

    Victor Herbert Irish Rhapsody

    Performers: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy (conductor)

    PRISTINE AUDIO PASC 356

  • 9.30:

    • Image for Carl Maria von Weber

      Carl Maria von Weber Overture from the incidental music to Turandot, J75

      Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi (conductor)

      CHANDOS CHAN 8766

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sancta Maria, from Litaniae lauretanae, K.195

    Performers: Kaia Urb (soprano), Ave Moor (alto), Tiit Kogermann (tenor), Uku Joller (bass), Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Tõnu Kaljuste (conductor)

    CARUS 83.316

  • Image for Duphly

    Duphly Rondeau; 'La Millettina'

    Performers: Christophe Rousset (harpsichord)

    APARTÉ AP043

  • 10.11: Artist of the Week - Jascha Heifetz

    • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

      Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata No. 3 in C for solo violin, BWV 1005

      Performers: Jascha Heifetz (violin)

      RCA 09026-61748-2

  • 10.30: Clive Swift's Choices

  • Image for Sullivan

    Sullivan Iolanthe – Act 1 (conclusion)

    Performers: George Baker (Lord Chancellor), Ian Wallace (The Earl of Mountararat), Alexander Young (Earl Tolloller), Owen Brannigan (Private Willis), John Cameron (Strephon), Monica Sinclair (Queen of the Fairies), Marjorie Thomas (Iolanthe), April Cantelo (Celia), Heather Harper (Leila), Elsie Morison (Phyllis), Glyndebourne Chorus, Pro Arte Orchestra, Malcolm Sargent (conductor)

    EMI 2 13439 2

  • 11am:

    • Image for Hector Berlioz

      Hector Berlioz Les Troyens, Act 4, scene 1 – Royal Hunt and Storm; Act 4, scene 2 (conclusion)

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

  • Image for George Frideric Handel

    George Frideric Handel Concerto grosso Op. 6 No. 7 in B flat, HWV 325

    Performers: Combattimento Consort Amsterdam, Jan Willem de Vriend (conductor)

    CHALLENGE CC72570

  • Image for Kroll

    Kroll Banjo and Fiddle

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

    NAXOS 8.112072

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    The Mystery Piece was:

    Weber
    Overture from the incidental music to Turandot, J75
    Philharmonia Orchestra
    Neeme Järvi (conductor)
    CHANDOS CHAN 8766

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