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Wednesday - Rob Cowan

Rob Cowan presents Breakfast. Music to celebrate the birthdays of the Queen, composer John McCabe, and also some 18th century music from Mexico.

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Wed 21 Apr 2010 07:00

Music Played

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Prelude from Macbeth

    Performer: BBC Philharmonic Performer: Sir Edward Downes (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 9510.
  • Stanford

    Intermezzo No. 1 for clarinet and piano Op 13 No. 1: Andante espressivo

    Performer: Robert Plane (clarinet) Performer: Benjamin Frith (piano)

    • NAXOS 8.570416.
  • Ignacio de Jerusalem y Stella

    Responsorio Segundo de S.S. José

    Performer: Chanticleer Performer: Chanticleer Sinfonia Performer: Joseph Jennings (conductor)

    • TELDEC 4509-93333-2.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Courtly Dances from Gloriana

    Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: André Previn (conductor)

    • TELARC CD-80126.
  • Padre Antonio Soler

    Rondo from Sonata in B flat major No. 98

    Performer: Bob Van Asperen (harpsichord)

    • ASTRÉE AUVIDIS E 8771.
  • Jerome Moross

    Theme from The Big Country

    Performer: The Philharmonia Orchestra Performer: Tony Bremner (conductor)

  • Anton Webern

    Langsam: 2 pieces for cello and piano No. 2

    Performer: Clemens Hagen (cello) Performer: Oleg Maisenberg (piano)

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 447 112-2.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Ottone's Aria: 'E pure io torno qui' ('And thus, I return here') from The Coronation of Po

    Performer: Paul Esswood (countertenor) (Ottone) Performer: Monteverdi-Ensemble Zurich Opera House Performer: Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)

    • TELDEC 0630-10027-2.
  • Franz Schubert

    Overture in B flat major D 470

    Performer: Wiener Concert-Verein Performer: Erwin Ortner (conductor)

    • TELDEC 4509-94546-2.
  • James Rhodes

    Images (1894): Lent (Mélancolique et doux); Très vite

    Performer: Livía Rév (piano)

  • Jacques Offenbach

    Overture to Bluebeard

    Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Performer: Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 400 044-2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Aria from the Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

    Performer: András Schiff (piano)

    • DECCA 475 6643.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Alla Polacca from Clarinet concerto no.2 in E flat major Op 74

    Performer: Sharon Kam (clarinet) Performer: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Performer: Kurt Masur (conductor)

    • TELDEC 0630-15428-2.
  • John Dunstable

    Veni Sancte Spiritus

    Performer: Hilliard Ensemble Performer: Paul Hillier (director)

    • EMI CLASSICS6 88592 2.
  • Ernest John Moeran

    Bank Holiday

    Performer: John McCabe (piano)

    • BMS BMS103CDH.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1

    Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Bernard Haitink (conductor)

    • EMI CLASSICS 5 85151 2.
  • Antonio Caldara

    Fugge di Lot la Moglie ('Lot's wife flees'): madrigal for SATB

    Performer: Lesley-Jane Rogers (soprano) Performer: Frances Jellard (alto) Performer: Simon Davies (tenor) Performer: Martin Elliott (bass) Performer: Jan Waterfield (harpsichord) Performer: Melanie Woodcock (baroque cello)

  • Louis Couperin

    Les Baricades Mistérieuses

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud (piano)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 901956.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Tafelmusik part 3: Vivace from Concerto for 2 horns and orchestra in E flat major

    Performer: Musica Antiqua Köln Performer: Reinhard Goebel (director)

    • ARCHIV PRODUKTION 427 619-2.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Marche militaire française

    Performer: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Performer: Paul Paray (conductor)

  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance No. 6

    Arranger: Peter Breiner Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Marin Alsop (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.570233.
  • Herbert Howells

    Regina caeli

    Performer: The Choir of the London Oratory Performer: Patrick Russill (director)

    • HERALD HAVPCD 265.
  • Kevin Volans

    White Man Sleeps No. 1

    Performer: Kronos Quartet

    • ELEKTRA NONESUCH 7559-79163-2.
  • Georges Bizet

    L'Arlésienne – Suite No. 1

    Performer: L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande Performer: Ernest Ansermet (conductor)

    • DECCA 433 722-2.
  • Johann Christoph Bach

    Ach, dass ich Wassers g'nug hätte (Oh, that my head were waters)

    Performer: Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano) Performer: Musica Antiqua Köln Performer: Reinhard Goebel (director)

    • ARCHIV PRODUKTION 00289 474 1942.
  • Franz Liszt

    Mephisto Waltz No. 1

    Performer: New Symphony Orchestra of London Performer: Alexander Gibson (conductor)

    • DECCA 468 488-2.
  • Amilcare Ponchielli

    Dance of the Hours (from La Gioconda)

    Arranger: Billy May Performer: The Casa Loma Orchestra Performer: Glen Gray (conductor)

    • EMI 5 81354 2.
  • Jan August VITÁSEK

    Variation on Diabelli's Waltz

    Performer: Rudolf Buchbinder (piano)

    • TELDEC 0927-41404-2.


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