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Thursday - Rob Cowan

Rob Cowan presents Radio 3's classical Breakfast show, including Handel's Zadok the Priest, Ketelbey's In a Monastery Garden and Strauss's opening to Also Sprach Zarathustra.

Rob Cowan presents Breakfast, including Handel's Coronation Anthem Zadok the Priest sung and played by The Sixteen conducted by Harry Christophers, Ketelbey's In a Monastery Garden performed by the Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra and Slovak Philharmonic Male Chorus conducted by Adrian Leaper, and Strauss' famous opening to Also Sprach Zarathustra (also well-known from the beginning of Stanley Kubrick's film "2001: A Space Odyssey") is performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Fritz Reiner.

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Thu 7 Jul 2011 07:00

Music Played

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz in D flat major, op.64, no.1. "Minute"

    Performer: Jorge Bolet (piano)

    • DECCA 478 2374.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Dance Op.46,no.6 in D major – Allegretto scherzando

    Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Antal Dorati (conductor)

    • DECCA 460 293-2.
  • Manuel Ponce


    Performer: Arthur Grumiaux (violin) Performer: Istvan Hajdu (piano)

    • PHILIPS PHCP 4956.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Allegro molto from Divertimento in B flat major, K.270

    Performer: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 415 669-2.
  • Wilfred Sanderson

    Devonshire Cream and Cider

    Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra Performer: George Weldon (conductor)

    • EMI CLASSICS 0 29001 2.
  • Franz Liszt

    Liebestraum in A flat major Notturno, S 541/3

    Performer: Khatia Buniatishvili (piano)

    • SONY CLASSICAL 88697766042.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Menuetto & Trio from Symphony No.4 in B flat major, op.60

    Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)

    • EMI CLASSICS 57573 2.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Cantabile, Op 17

    Performer: Itzhak Perlman. Performer: John Williams.

    Performer: Itzhak Perlman (violin) Performer: John Williams (guitar)

    • SONY CLASSICAL 88697424602.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Allegro vivace from Souvenir de Florence, op.70

    Performer: The Chamber Orchestra of Europe

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 437 541-2.
  • Antonio de Cabezón

    Diferencias sobre "La Dama le demanda"

    Performer: Jordi Savall (viol) Performer: Hesperion XX

    • Virgin Classics 648801 2.
  • John Blow

    Welcome, Ev'ry Guest - Ode for St. Cecilia's Day

    Performer: Amanda Forsythe (soprano) Performer: Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble Performer: Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs (musical directors)

    • CPO 777 614-2.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    America Medley

    Performer: The Boston Pops Orchestra Performer: John Williams (conductor)

    • ELOQUENCE 464 126-2.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Zadok the Priest Coronation Anthem, HMV 258

    Performer: The Sixteen Performer: Harry Christophers (director)

    • CORO COR16066.
  • Edgar Meyer

    1 B

    Performer: Yo-Yo Ma (cello) Performer: Mark O’Connor (violin) Performer: Edgar Meyer (bass)

    • SONY CLASSICAL S2K092857.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Contrapunctus IX, a 4, alla Duodecima from The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080

    Performer: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)

  • Michael Nyman

    Chasing sheep is best left to Shepherds

    Performer: Music for The Draughtsman’s Contract

    • EMI 5 98442 2.
  • Leroy Anderson

    Pirate Dance from "Goldilocks"

    Performer: London POPS Orchestra Performer: Frederick Fennell (conductor)

    • MERCURY 434 376-2.
  • Richard Strauss

    Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30

    Performer: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Performer: Fritz Reiner (conductor)

    • SONY CLASSICAL 88697537252.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F major, BWV 1046, 1st mvt – Allegro

    Performer: Gewandhausorchester Performer: Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

    • DECCA 478 2191.
  • Robert Schumann

    Papillons, op.2, No.11 & 12

    Performer: Murray Perahia (piano)

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Song without words, Op.19, no.3

    Performer: Murray Perahia (piano)

  • Gian Carlo Menotti

    "Unicorn, Unicorn, my swift and leaping Unicorn" from The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Man

    Performer: EMI Instrumental Ensemble & Chorus Performer: Thomas Schippers (conductor)

    • NAXOS 811136061.
  • Albert Ketèlbey

    In a Monastery Garden

    Performer: Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Performer: Slovak Philharmonic Male Chorus Performer: Adrian Leaper (conductor)

    • MARCO POLO 8223442.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, op.21

    Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra Performer: Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)

  • Alonso Lobo

    Versa est in luctum

    Performer: The Tallis Scholars Performer: Peter Phillips (director)

    • GIMELL GIMBX 304.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Symphony in A major "Regensburger" (for 2 oboes, 2 horns and strings)

    Performer: L’Orfeo Barockorchester Performer: Michi Gaigg (conductor)

    • CPO 777 411-2.
  • Franz Liszt

    Valse oubliee no.4

    Performer: France Clidat (piano)

    • DECCA 476 4035.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Presto from Violin Concerto No.1 in B flat major, K.207

    Performer: Arthur Grumiaux (violin) Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Performer: Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

    • PHILIPS 438 323-2.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Luonnotar, op.70

    Performer: Soile Isokoski (soprano) Performer: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra Performer: Neeme Jarvi (conductor)

  • Luigi Cherubini

    Scherzo from String Quartet No.1

    Performer: Monica Huggett (violin) Performer: Pavlo Beznosiuk (violin) Performer: Roger Chase (viola) Performer: Richard Lester (cello)

    • CPO 999 949 2.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Intermezzo in E flat major, op.117

    Performer: Radu Lupu (piano)

    • DECCA 478 2340.


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