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Monday - Rob Cowan

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 11 March 2013

Essential Classics guests in the month-long Baroque Spring season include baroque music enthusiasts, and this week Rob Cowan is joined by renowned jeweller, Kevin Coates. Kevin is an award-winning independent artist-goldsmith who creates one-off jewels, larger ceremonial silver items, medals, and small sculpture. He is known for his extraordinary technical virtuosity and symbolic imagery, which is drawn from mythology, folklore, music and mathematics. His work appears in private and public collections worldwide, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Museums of Scotland, the British Museum, the Silver Trust for No. 10 Downing Street, and the Goldsmiths' Company, London. He is also an accomplished instrumentalist, specialising in Baroque and early Classical music, and formed the Duo Vinaccia with his wife, Nel Romano.

Each week in Baroque Spring we feature pioneers of the Baroque repertoire as our Artists of the Week, and this week's artist is Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

Each day on Essential Classics throughout the season, Simon Heighes offers his "Baroque Bites" insights into what is so special about the Baroque period: quirky looks at the composers; glimpses of the world as it was at the time; the musical treasures of the period. These Baroque Bites will all be available as downloads after broadcast.

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Constantin Silvestri - The Complete EMI Recordings EMI ICON 7 23347 2.

9.30-10.30am
A daily brainteaser, and performances by our Baroque Spring Artist of the Week, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, one of the great pioneers of early music performance.

10.30am
Essential Classics guests in the month-long Baroque Spring season include baroque music enthusiasts, and this week Rob Cowan is joined by renowned jeweller, Kevin Coates. Kevin is an award-winning independent artist-goldsmith who creates one-off jewels, larger ceremonial silver items, medals, and small sculpture. He is known for his extraordinary technical virtuosity and symbolic imagery, which is drawn from mythology, folklore, music and mathematics. His work appears in private and public collections worldwide, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Museums of Scotland, the British Museum, the Silver Trust for No. 10 Downing Street, and the Goldsmiths' Company, London. He is also an accomplished instrumentalist, specialising in Baroque and early Classical music, and formed the Duo Vinaccia with his wife, Nel Romano.

11am
Mozart: Piano Concerto in F, K.459
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

Music Played

24 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Eduard Strauss

    Eduard Strauss Bahn frei!

    Performers: Vienna Philharmonic, Willi Boskovsky (conductor)

    DECCA 425 426-2

  • 9.03: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Image for Antonin Dvorak

      Antonin Dvorak Carnival Overture, Op. 92

      Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Constantin Silvestri (conductor)

      EMI 723347 2

  • Image for Bridge

    Bridge Miniatures for Piano Trio, Set 2: Romance, Intermezzo & Saltarello

    Performers: Jack Liebeck (violin), Alexander Chaushian (cello), Ashley Wass (piano)

    NAXOS 8.570792

  • 9.21: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Image for Falla

      Falla Interlude (Danza No.1)

      Performers: Paris Conservatoire Concerts Society Orchestra, Constantin Silvestri (conductor)

      EMI 723347 2

  • 9.30:

    • Image for Today's Brainteaser

      Today's Brainteaser Who's Dancing?

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

  • Image for Robert Schumann

    Robert Schumann Konzertstuck, Op. 86 for 4 horns and orchestra

    Performers: Roger Montgomery, Gavin Edwards, Susan Dent, Robert Maskell (horns), Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    ARCHIV 457 591-2

  • 10am: Artist of the Week - Nikolaus Harnoncourt

    • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

      Johann Sebastian Bach Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Part One, The First Day of Christmas

      Performers: Soloist of the Vienna Boys’ Choir (soprano soloist), Paul Esswood (alto), Kurt Equiluz (tenor), Siegmund Nimsgern (bass), Vienna Boys’ Choir, Chorus Viennensis, Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt (director)

      TELDEC 9031 77610-2

  • 10.30: Kevin Coates' Choices

    • Image for Antonio Vivaldi

      Antonio Vivaldi Di due rai languir constante, RV 794/4

      Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano), Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini (director)

      DECCA 466 569-2

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto in G, K.453: III. Allegretto

    Performers: Kristian Bezuidenhout (piano), Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Petra Müllejens (conductor)

    HARMONIA MUNDI HMC902147

  • 11am

    • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto in F major, K.459

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

  • Image for Antonio Vivaldi

    Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for 2 violins and strings in A major, Op. 3 No. 5 (L'estro armonico), RV 519

    Performers: Europa Galante, Isabella Longon (solo violin), Fabio Biondi (violin / director)

    VIRGIN VMD 545315-2

  • Image for Eduard Strauss
    00:01

    Eduard Strauss Bahn frei!

  • Image for Antonin Dvorak
    00:05

    Antonin Dvorak Carnival Overture, Op. 92

  • Image for Frank Bridge
    00:15

    Frank Bridge Miniatures for Piano Trio, Set 2

  • Image for Manuel de Falla
    00:24

    Manuel de Falla Interlude (Danza No. 1)

  • Image for Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev
    00:33

    Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev Today's Brainteaser - Who's Dancing?

  • Image for Robert Schumann
    00:36

    Robert Schumann Konzertstuck, Op. 86 for 4 horns and orchestra

  • Image for Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev
    00:55

    Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet: The Young Juliet; Masks

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach
    01:03

    Johann Sebastian Bach Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Part I (The First Day of Christmas)

  • Image for Antonio Vivaldi
    01:38

    Antonio Vivaldi Di due rai languir constante, RV 794/4

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    01:48

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto in G, K.453: III. Allegretto

  • Image for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    02:02

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto in F major, K.459

  • Image for Antonio Vivaldi
    02:28

    Antonio Vivaldi Baroque Bite - Vivaldi's 12 Violin Concertos, Op. 3: No. 5

  • Image for Antonio Vivaldi
    02:31

    Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for 2 violins and strings in A major, Op. 3 No. 5 (L'estro armonico)

  • Today's Brainteaser Answer

    Who was dancing? Mercutio, from Prokofiev's ballet, Romeo and Juliet.

    The music played:

    Prokofiev
    Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet)
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor)
    DECCA 436 078-2

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