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Innermost Thoughts and Meditations

2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 17 February 2013

This Sunday Rob Cowan looks at composers who open a musical window into their innermost intimate thoughts and meditations, with works by Bernstein, Janacek, Dvorak and Fibich. As it is Lent, there is no sacred cantata for the week, so Rob introduces the best known of J S Bach's secular works in similar style, the "Coffee Cantata". This week's single movement symphony is Shostakovich No. 2.

Music Played

18 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart March K 445

    Performer: Scottish Chamber Orchestra Ensemble, Alexander Janiczek

    Linn, CKD 376

  • Image for Frédéric Chopin

    Frédéric Chopin Nocturne in B major, Op. 62 No. 1 in B major

    Performer: Nadia Reisenberg (piano)

    Bridge, 9276A/D

  • Image for Otto Klemperer

    Otto Klemperer Merry Waltz

    Performer: Philharmonia, Otto Klemperer

    EMI, 5 67337 2

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata BWV 211: Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (Coffee Cantata)

    Performer: Marriner, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Julia Varady, Aldo Baldin, Dietrich Fischer Dieskau

    Philips, 412 8982-2

  • Image for Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev

    Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev Suite for Orchestra: Quasi Valse

    Performer: USSR Academic Symphony Orchestra, Evgeny Svetlanov

    Melodiya, MEL CD 10 01877

  • Image for - Franz Peter Schubert -Luciano Berio.

    - Franz Peter Schubert -Luciano Berio. Rendering – I

    Performer: Houston Symphony / Christoph Eschenbach

    Koch, 3-7382-2 H1

  • Image for Zdenek Fibich

    Zdenek Fibich Moods, Impressions and Reminiscences – Nos. 1-4

    Performer: Marián Lapsansky (piano)

    Supraphon, SU 0188-2 131

  • Image for Leonard Bernstein

    Leonard Bernstein Mass – Meditation No. 1

    Performer: Orchestra / Leonard Bernstein

    Sony, 88697880862

  • Image for Leos Janacek

    Leos Janacek String Quartet No. 2, 'Intimate Letters'

    Performer: Smetana Quartet

    Testament, SBT 1075

  • Image for Antonin Dvorak

    Antonin Dvorak Songs my mother taught me, Op. 55 No. 4

    Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), Gerald Moore (piano)

    EMI, 5 65860 2

  • Image for Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky None but the lonely heart, Op. 6. No. 6

    Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), Gerald Moore (piano)

    EMI, 5 65860 2

  • Image for Joseph Haydn

    Joseph Haydn Zingarese Nos. 1, 6 and 8

    Performer: Willi Boskovsky Ensemble

    Vanguard, VCD-72018

  • Image for Arcangelo Corelli

    Arcangelo Corelli Sonata Op. 5 No. 6

    Performer: Arthur Grumiaux (violin), Riccardo Castagnone (harpsichord)

    Philips, PHCP-4949

  • Image for Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

    Henryk Mikolaj Górecki Totus Tuus

    Performers: Armonico Consort, Christopher Monks (director)

    Signum, SIGCD 180

  • Image for Dmitri Shostakovich

    Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 2

    Performer: Academic Republic Chorus, USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

    Olympia, OCD200

  • Image for Francis Poulenc

    Francis Poulenc Violon

    Performers: Elly Ameling, Rudolf Jansen

    Omnium Audiovisual, GW 13001

  • Image for Joseph Kosma

    Joseph Kosma Les feuilles mortes

    Performers: Elly Ameling, Rudolf Jansen

    Omnium Audiovisual, GW 13001

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata No. 22: Sanctify us by thy goodness

    Performer: Hubert Harry (piano)

    Royss Music, CDH 190.03, Track 7


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