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Friday - Rob Cowan

Rob Cowan shares his musical enthusiasms.

3 hours

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Fri 15 Apr 2011 07:00

Music Played

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    I masnadieri – prelude

    Performer: BBC Philharmonic Performer: Edward Downes (conductor)

    • Chandos CHAN9510.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Radamisto: Se teco vive il cor

    Performer: Sandrine Piau (soprano) Performer: Rob Mingardo (contralto) Performer: Concerto Italiano Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (conductor)

    • Naïve Op 30483.
  • Ignacy Jan Paderewski

    Minuet in G

    Performer: Stephen Hough (piano)

    • Nimbus NI2540.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No.3 in E flat "Eroica": Scherzo

    Performer: Scottish Chamber Orchestra Performer: Charles Mackerras (conductor)

    • CDS44301/5.
  • Franz Schubert


    Performer: Ian Bostridge (tenor) Performer: Antonio Pappano (piano)

    • EMI 2426392.
  • Sylvius Leopold Weiss

    Ciaccono in E flat

    Performer: Nigel North (lute)

    • BGS 119.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenade for winds in E flat K.375: Finale

    Performer: The English Concert Winds

    • Hyperion CDA66887.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Le corsaire - overture

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Performer: Colin Davis (conductor)

    • Philips 4164302.
  • Joseph Haydn

    The Creation: Part 1 - In splendour bright; The heavens are telling

    Performer: Emma Kirkby (soprano) Performer: Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor) Performer: Michael George (bass) Performer: Choir of New College, Oxford Performer: Academy of Ancient Music Orchestra & Chorus Performer: Christopher Hogwood (conductor)

    • Decca 4303972.
  • Claude Debussy

    Bruyeres (Preludes Book 2)

    Performer: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)

    • Decca 4520222.
  • Carlos de Seixas

    Sonata No.8 in E: 1. Presto

    Performer: Sophie Yates (harpsichord)

    • Chandos CHAN0635.
  • Alexander Borodin

    In the Steppes of Central Asia

    Performer: Bavarian State Orchestra Performer: Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor)

    • EMI 7638932.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Mandolin Concerto in C, RV425

    Performer: Mauro Squillante (mandolin) Performer: L'Arte Dell'Arco Performer: Federico Guglielmo (conductor)

    • Brilliant 93810.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Quartet No.13 in A minor: Andante

    Performer: Panocha Quartet

    • Supraphon SU37462132.
  • G Fernandes

    Tleycantimo choquiliya

    Performer: Ensemble Caprice

    • Analekta AN29957.
  • Aram Khachaturian

    Waltz from Maskerade

    Performer: Hamburg State Philharmonic/Ingo Metzmacher

    • EMI 5569702.
  • Gilbert & Sullivan - A man who would woo a fair maid (The Yeomen of the Guard)

    Performer: Sylvia McNair (soprano) Performer: Jean Rigby (mezzo soprano) Performer: Kurt Streit (tenor) Performer: Academy of St Martin in the Fields Performer: Sir Neville Marriner (conductor)

  • Gabriel Fauré


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

    • Decca 4214402.
  • Christopher Simpson

    Divisions on "John Come Kiss Me Now"

    Performer: Joanna Levine (viola da gamba) Performer: William Carter (theorbo)

    • Linn CKD010.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    The Noonday Witch

    Performer: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Performer: Rafael Kubelik (conductor)

    • DG 4350742.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Scottish Folksong arrangements for mezzo-soprano & piano trio, Op.108: No. 20 - Faithful J

    Performer: Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano) Performer: The Schubert Ensemble

    • BBC Recording.


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