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Thursday - Rob Cowan

Rob Cowan presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show. Including Humperdinck's overture to Konigskinder, Wolf's Italian Serenade, and Alfven's Midsummer Vigil.

Rob Cowan presents Radio 3's classical Breakfast show, including Humperdinck's overture to Konigskinder performed by the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Karl Anton Rickenbacker, the Takacs String Quartet perform Hugo Wolf's Italian Serenade, and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra under Charles Dutoit perform Hugo Alfven's Midsummer Vigil (Swedish Rhapsody No.1).

3 hours

Last on

Thu 18 Aug 2011 07:00

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Rondo a capriccio in G, Op 129 "Rage over a lost penny"

    Performer: Evgeny Kissin (piano)

    • RCA 09026 68911 2.
  • Engelbert Humperdinck

    Overture: Konigskinder

    Performer: Bamberg Symphony Performer: Karl Anton Rickenbacher (Conductor)

    • Virgin Classics 628584 2.
  • Howard Blake

    Walking in the (Snowman Suite, Op 615)

    Performer: Edinburgh Quartet

    • Naxos 8.572688.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Legend No III (from Op 59)

    Performer: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Charles Mackerras (Conductor)

    • Supraphon SU 4041-2.
  • George Gershwin

    Prelude No 3 (Three Preludes)

    Performer: Yo Yo Ma (cello) Performer: Jeffrey Kahane (piano)

    • Sony Classical SK 53126.
  • Pietro Mascagni

    Intermezzo (Cavalleria rusticana)

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

    • DG 415 856-2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Horn Quintet in E flat, K407 (3rd movement: Allegro)

    Performer: Gaudier Ensemble

    • Helios CDH55390.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Georginen Polka

    Performer: Jitka Cechova (piano)

    • Supraphon SU 3845-2.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto grosso in C "Alexander's Feast"

    Performer: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Performer: Nicholas McGegan (Conductor)

    • Virgin VC 5 45348 2.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Symphonic Dance in D, Op 64 No 3

    Performer: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Performer: Sakari Oramo (Conductor)

    • Erato 8573-82917-2.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Waltz (Suite No 2, Op 17)

    Performer: Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire (pianos)

    • Philips 411 034 2.
  • Claude Debussy

    Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune

    Performer: Peter Lloyd (flute) Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Performer: Claudio Abbado (Conductor)

    • DG 423 103-2.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Endless pleasure (Semele)

    Performer: Danielle de Niese (soprano) Performer: Les Arts Florissants Performer: Director William Christie

    • Decca 478 1469.
  • Hugo Wolf

    Italian Serenade

    Performer: Takacs Quartet

    • Decca 460 034-2.
  • George Fenton

    Shadowlands (end credits)

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Performer: George Fenton (Conductor)

    • Angel CDQ5550932.
  • Franz Schubert

    Impromptu in A flat, D899 No 4

    Performer: Murray Perahia (piano)

    • Sony Classical SX4K 63380.
  • Hector Berlioz

    La Mort d'Ophelie (Tristia)

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Performer: Conductor Colin Davis

    • Decca 478 1748.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony No 5 (3rd movement: Scherzo)

    Performer: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Performer: Kurt Masur (Conductor)

    • RCA 82876603952.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Overture: Arsilda Regina di Ponto (Orlando Furioso)

    Performer: I Solisti Veneti Performer: Claudio Scimone (Conductor)

    • Erato 4509-96381-2.
  • Franz Liszt

    Sonetto 47 del Petrarca (Annees de Pelerinage: Deuxieme Annee – Italie)

    Performer: Louis Lortie (piano)

    • CHAN 10662.
  • Hugo Alfvén

    Midsummer Vigil – Swedish Rhapsody No 1

    Performer: Montreal Symphony Orchestra Performer: Charles Dutoit (Conductor)

    • Decca 452 482-2.
  • Gabriel Fauré


    Arranger: Demenga Performer: Thomas Demenga (cello) Performer: Thomas Larcher (piano)

    • ECM 476 3022.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 31 in D "Hornsignal" (1st movement: Allegro)

    Performer: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra Performer: Dennis Russell Davies (Conductor)

    • Sony Classical 88697443312.
  • Erik Satie

    Je te veux

    Performer: Measha Brueggergosman (soprano) Performer: BBC Symphony Orchestra Performer: David Robertson (Conductor)

    • DG 477 6589.


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