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Monday - Rob Cowan

Rob Cowan presents Breakfast and talks to Comedy Classics guest Tony Hawks about his favourite classical music including works by Rachmaninov, Schumann and Tchaikovsky.

Rob Cowan presents Breakfast and talks to Comedy Classics guest Tony Hawks. Comedian and writer Tony Hawks is familiar to fans of BBC TV's "Have I got news for you" and Radio 4's "The News Quiz", "Would I Lie to You", "Just a Minute", and "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue". He is the author of the bestseller "Round Ireland with a Fridge" - the story of his absurd quest to hitch round the circumference of Ireland within a month... with a fridge. The book was serialised on BBC Radio 4. Tony Hawks will be talking to Rob about how he listens to classical music and playing his top five favourites by Rachmaninov, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Bach.

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Mon 23 May 2011 07:00

Music Played

  • Leopold Mozart

    Toy Symphony: 1. Allegro

    Performer: Academy of St Martin in the Fields Performer: Neville Marriner (conductor)

    • Philips 4260072.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Ballade Op.118 No.3

    Performer: Philippe Cassard (piano)

    • Universal 4803412.
  • Anon

    Anon - The happy meeting; Boatman; Trip and go

    Performer: The King's Noyse Performer: David Douglas (director)

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Sempre libera (La Traviata)

    Performer: Anna Netrebko (Violetta) Performer: Saimir Pirgu (Alfredo) Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Performer: Carlo Rizzi (conductor)

    • DG 4776344.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Flute concerto in G Op.10 No. 4

    Performer: Stephen Preston (flute) Performer: Academy of Ancient Music Performer: Christopher Hogwood (conductor)

    • Decca 4580782.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring from Cantata BWV 147

    Arranger: Stokowski Performer: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Performer: Jose Serebrier (conductor)

    • Naxos 8572050.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Le Nozze di Figaro: overture

    Arranger: Vent Performer: The English Concert Winds

    • Hyperion CDA 66887.
  • Claude Debussy

    L'enfant prodique: Prelude; Cortege et Airs de danse

    Performer: Adrienne Soos, Ivo Haag (piano)

    • Naxos 8572385.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Vocalise Op.34 No. 14

    Performer: Natalie Dessay (soprano) Performer: Berlin Symphony Orchestra Performer: Michael Schonwandt (conductor)

    • EMI 9071442.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Keyboard concerto in C minor WQ43 No.4 – IV. Allegro assai

    Performer: Dmitri Bashkirov (piano) Performer: Lausanne Chamber Orchestra Performer: Peter Csaba (conductor)

    • Claves 501010.
  • Franz Schubert

    Die Taubenpost (Schwanengesang)

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

    • EMI 2426392.
  • Pierre Prowo

    Trio in D minor for recorder, violin and continuo

    Performer: Ensemble Meridiana

    • Linn CKD368.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Nessun dorma

    Performer: Placido Domingo (tenor) Performer: Vienna State Opera Chorus Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Performer: Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

    • DG 4779333.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Suite Espanola: Sevilla

    Performer: Alicia de Larrocha (piano)

    • Decca 4178872.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    So gehe hin und iss dein Brot mit Freuden

    Performer: Leipzig radio Choir Performer: Leipzig Symphony Orchestra Performer: Wolf-Dieter Hauschild (conductor)

    • Berlin Classics 0300149BC.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Eugene Onegin: Polonaise

    Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Performer: Seiji Ozawa (conductor)

    • EMI 9071492.
  • Philipp Schoendorff

    Te decet hymnus

    Performer: Cinquecento

    • Hyperion CDA67854.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Trio in C Hob.XV.27: Finale - Presto

    Performer: Florestan Trio

    • Hyperion CDA67749.
  • Richard Strauss

    September (4 Last Songs)

    Performer: Gundula Janowitz (soprano) Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Performer: Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

    • DG 4474222.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Wasps: overture

    Performer: Halle Performer: Mark Elder (conductor)

    • Halle CDHLD7510.
  • Comedy Classics - Tony Hawks' choices

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Piano sonata No.14 in C sharp minor "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto

      Performer: Alfred Brendel (piano)

      • Philips 4782607.
    • Sergey Rachmaninov

      Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini (Variation 18 to the end)

      Performer: Stephen Hough (piano) Performer: Dallas Symphony Orchestra Performer: Andrew Litton (conductor)

      • Hyperion CDA 67501/2.
    • Robert Schumann

      Traumerei (Kinderszenen)

      Performer: Maria Joao Pires (piano)

      • Erato ECD88092.
    • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Piano concerto No.1 in B flat minor: II. Andante semplice

      Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (piano) Performer: Philharmonia Performer: Vladimir Fedoseyev (conductor)

      • Virgin VC7911902.
    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C (The Well-Tempered Clavier)

      Performer: Andras Schiff (piano)

      • Decca 4143882.

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