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Monday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Essential CD of the Week: French music conducted by Thomas Beecham; Artist of the Week: violinist Viktoria Mullova; and restaurateur and chef Rick Stein.

Rob Cowan shares great music and performances, with the Essential CD of the Week, Artist of the Week, and guest, Rick Stein introducing his essential pieces of classical music.

9am
A selection of music including Faure's Dolly Suite from the Essential CD of the Week: Sir Thomas Beecham French Music - EMI 909932-2.

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, violinist Viktoria Mullova: Beethoven (Violin Sonata in E flat Op.12 No.3); Mendelssohn (Violin Concerto). Also in this hour, Debussy Preludes from Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

10.30am
As part of British Food Fortnight, the Essential Classics guest is restaurateur and chef Rick Stein. Today he introduces the piece which first stimulated his interest in classical music and music he finds particularly moving.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice
Purcell: The Fairy Queen
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Waltz, Op.54 No.4

    Orchestrator: Burghauser Performers: Prague Philharmonia, Jakub Hrusa (conductor)

    • SUPRAPHON SU 3867-2 Tk 102’49”.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Ruy Blas, Op.95

    Performers: Suisse Romande Orchestra, Ernest Ansermet (conductor)

    • DECCA 480 0382CD 1 Tk 1.
  • Essential CD of the Week

    • Gabriel Fauré

      Dolly Suite

      Performers: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham (conductor)

      • EMI 909932-2CD 4.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Violin Sonata No.3 in E flat major, Op.12 No.3

    Performers: Viktoria Mullova (violin), Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano)

    • ONYX 4050Tks 1-3.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64

    Performers: Viktoria Mullova (violin), Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • PHILIPS 473 872-2Tks 4-6.
  • Claude Debussy

    Preludes Book 1: La Fille aux cheveux de lin2'18"

    Performers: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)

    • Decca 452 022-2CD 1 Tk 8.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Symphony No.6 in B minor, Op.74 'Pathétique': Finale - Adagio lamentoso

    Performers: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Evgeny Mravinsky (conductor)

    • DG 419 745-2 CD 2 Tk 69’45”.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto for Flute, Harp & Orchestra in C major K299: 1st Movement: Allegro

    Performers: Alfred Prinz (flute), Werner Tripp (harp), Vienna Philharmonic, Karl Münchinger (conductor)

    • DECCA 421 023-2Tk 4.
  • Henry Purcell

    The Fairy Queen, Act IV

    Performers: The Sixteen, Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers

    • CORO CD 2 Tks 2-12.

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