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Wednesday - Rob Cowan

Rob Cowan presents a refreshing choice of music, including a Winter Waltz and a carol from the BBC Singers.

3 hours

Last on

Wed 23 Dec 2009 07:00

Music Played

  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Nutcracker - overture

    Performer: Kirov Orchestra Performer: Valery Gergiev (conductor)

    • PHILIPS 462 114 2.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    The Lark

    Arranger: Balakirev Performer: Isabelle Moretti (harp)

    • NAÏVE V 5186.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Premier Concert (transcribed from "Pieces de clavecin en concerts"

    Performer: Les Talens Lyriques Performer: Christophe Rousset (conductor)

    • DECCA 467 699 2.
  • Engelbert Humperdinck

    Dream Pantomime from Hansel und Gretel

    Performer: Boston Pops Orchestra Performer: Arthur Fiedler (conductor)

  • Édouard Lalo

    Symphonie espagnole – fifth movement: Rondo

    Performer: Vadim Repin (violin) Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Performer: Kent Nagano (conductor)

    • ERATO 3984 273 142.
  • John Ireland

    Amberley Wild Brooks

    Performer: Eric Parkin (piano)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 9140.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet Op.76 No.4 "Sunrise" – first movement

    Performer: Amadeus Quartet

    • DG 477 8116.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Children's Christmas song; Wassail song from Folk songs of the four seasons – Winter

    Performer: City of London Choir Performer: Hilary Devan Wetton (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.572102.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    Valsa da Dor

    Performer: Débora Halász (piano)

    • BIS CD 812.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    String Symphony No6

    Performer: Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra Performer: Thomas Fey (conductor)

    • HANSSLER CD 98.547.
  • Peter Warlock


    Performer: Finchley Children’s Music Group Performer: John Evanson (piano) Performer: Grace Rossiter; (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.557581.
  • Jean‐Baptiste Lully

    Pastoral comique

    Performer: Les Musiciens du Louvre Performer: Marc Minkowski (conductor)

    • APEX 2564 62184-2.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    A spin through Moscow from Moscow-Cheryomushki

    Performer: Philadelphia Orchestra Performer: Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

    • DECCA 475 7431.
  • Trad

    Ding Dong Merrily on High

    Arranger: Stuart Nicholson Performer: BBC Singers Performer: David Hill (conductor) Performer: Stephen Farr (organ)

    • BBC Recording (not commercially available).
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Recorder Concerto in F major

    Performer: Dan Laurin (recorder) Performer: Arte dei Suonatori

    • BIS CD1185.
  • Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji

    Transcendental Study No.9: Staccato e leggiero

    Performer: Fredrik Ullén (piano)

    • BIS CD1373.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Concerto No. 1 in D major, K412

    Performer: David Pyatt (horn) Performer: Academy of St Martin in the Fields Performer: Sir Neville Marriner (conductor)

    • ERATO 0630 170742.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Caprice Op.1 No.6

    Performer: James Ehnes (violin)

    • ONYX 4044.
  • Arthur Honegger


    Performer: Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich Performer: David Zinman (conductor)

    • DECCA 455 352 2.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Andante Molto in F minor

    Performer: Torleif Thedéen (cello) Performer: Folke Gräsbeck (piano)

    • BIS CD817.
  • James Rhodes

    Images - Gigues

    Performer: Montreal Symphony Orchestra Performer: Charles Dutoit (conductor)

    • DECCA 425 502 2.
  • Franz Schubert

    Impromptu D935 No.4 – Allegro scherzando

    Performer: Andreas Staier (1827 fortepiano)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 902021.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Un puro ardour from Cecilia, volgi un sguardo

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson (soprano) Performer: The King’s Consort Performer: Robert King (conductor)

  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Symphony in F major Wq. 183/3

    Performer: The English Concert Performer: Andrew Manze (director)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 907403.
  • Alfredo Gil

    Pobres Huerfantos

    Performer: Trio Los Panchos

    • MEMBRAN MUSIC 224133.


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