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Tuesday - Rob Cowan

Rob Cowan presents Radio 3's classical Breakfast show. Including an aria from Handel's Alcina and a Brahms overture. Plus an in-depth look at this week's Specialist Classical Chart.

Rob Cowan presents Radio 3's classical Breakfast show, including a performance of Brahms' Academic Festival Overture by the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by John Barbirolli, mezzo-soprano Della Jones sings Verdi prati from Handel's Alcina with the City of London Baroque conducted by Richard Hickox, Bright Sheng's Black Swan performed by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gerard Schwarz, plus an in-depth look at this week's Specialist Classical Chart.

3 hours

Last on

Tue 9 Aug 2011 07:00

Music Played

  • Manuel de Falla

    Jota from Suite populaire espagnole

    Arranger: Marechal Performer: Jacqueline du Pre (cello) Performer: John Williams (guitar)

    • EMI 5 65955 2.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Andante (2nd movement) from Symphony No.94 in G major "Surprise"

    Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Performer: Pierre Monteux (conductor)

    • DECCA 480 4726.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    V. Polonaise –Double; VI. Menuet & VII. Badinerie from Orchestral Suite No.2 in B minor BW

    Performer: Liliko Maeda (flute) Performer: Bach Collegium Japan Performer: Masaaki Suzuki (director)

    • BIS BISSACD 172122.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Five songs from Neue Liebeslieder Walzer Op.65

    Performer: Rundfunk-Solistenvereinigung Berlin Performer: Dieter Zechlin & Klaus Bassler (piano)

    • BERLIN CLASSICS 0300150BC.
  • Alexander Borodin

    Scherzo (2nd movement) from Symphony No.1 in E flat major

    Performer: Seattle Symphony Performer: Gerard Schwartz (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.572786.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Verdi prati from Alcina

    Performer: Della Jones (mezzo-soprano) Performer: City of London Baroque Orchestra Performer: Richard Hickox (conductor)

    • EMI CLASSICS 6 27915 2.
  • Arthur Bliss

    Intermezzo - Tempo di Mazurka (transcribed by Watson Forbes from Bliss' Piano Quartet) Mat

    Performer: Michael Hampton (piano)

    • NAXOS 8.572579.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Symphony in E flat major Wq. 183/2

    Performer: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Performer: Gustav Leonhardt, conductor

    • VIRGIN CLASSICS 5 61794 2.
  • Octávio Pinto

    Hobby Horse from Three Scenes from Childhood

    Performer: Byron Janis (piano)

    • MERCURY 475 6607.
  • Specialist Classical Chart

    • Joseph Holbrooke

      L'Extase from Mezzo-Tints Op.55

      Performer: Kerenza Peacock, violin Performer: Robert Stevenson (piano)

      • NAXOS 8.572649.
    • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

      Kyrie from Missa Assumpta est Maria

      Performer: The Sixteen Performer: Harry Christophers (director)

      • CORO COR16091.
    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Overture from Fidelio

      Performer: Mahler Chamber Orchestra/Lucerne Festival Orchestra Performer: Claudio Abbado (conductor)

      • DECCA 478 2551.
    • William Alwyn

      The Little Red Lark, Country Tune, The Maiden ray and Reel: The Ewe with the Crooked Horn

      Performer: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: David Lloyd-Jones (conductor)

      • NAXOS 8.570145.
    • Frédéric Chopin

      Waltz in E major KKIVa/12

      Performer: Stephen Hough (piano)

      • HYPERION CDA67849.
    • Francisco Tárrega


      Performer: Milos Karadaglic (guitar)

      • DG 477 9693.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Gloria: Gloria in excelsis deo

    Performer: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge Performer: Academy of Ancient Music Performer: Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

    • EMI CLASSICS 6 27937 2.
  • Hamish MacCunn

    Land of the Mountain and the Flood

    Performer: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Performer: Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

    • HYPERION CDA 66815.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Violin Concerto in D: Slow movement

    Performer: Jascha Heifitz (violin) Performer: Los Angeles Philharmonic Performer: Alfred Wallenstein (conductor)

    • RCA VICTOR LM 1782.
  • Bright Sheng

    Black Swan (after Brahms: Intermezzo – No.2 from 6 Piano Pieces Op.118)

    Performer: Seattle Symphony Performer: Gerard Schwartz (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.559679.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    3rd movement (Allegro moderato) - Symphony No.3 in C minor "Organ Symphony"

    Performer: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Performer: Lorin Maazel (conductor)

    • SONY SK 53979.
  • Astor Piazzolla

    Verano porteno – Summer in Buenos Aires from Las Cuatro Estaciones Portenas

    Performer: Jonathan Morton (violon/director) Performer: Scottish Ensemble

  • Franz Schubert

    No.2 in A flat major of 6 Moments musicaux Op. 94

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim (piano)

    • DG 435 072-2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Menuetto (3rd mvt) from Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major K.581

    Performer: Thea King (clarinet) Performer: Aeolian String Quartet

    • SAGA CLASSICS EC 3387-2.
  • John Dowland

    Semper Dowland, simper dolens

    Performer: Elizabeth Kenny (lute)

    • RCA RED SEAL 88697727222.
  • Heinrich Schütz

    Inter brachia salvatoris mei (SWV 82)

    Performer: Vocal Ensemble Currende Performer: Erik Van Nevel (director)

    • ACCENT ACC 9174 D.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Academic Festival Overture

    Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Performer: Sir John Barbirolli (conductor)

    • Disky Classics BX 708252.


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