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Tuesday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Saint-Saens: Le rouet d'Omphale conducted by Thomas Beecham; Viktoria Mullova in Mozart: Violin Concerto in G; Rob's Essential Choice: Bizet: L'Arlesienne.

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 Saint-Saens's Le Rouet d'Omphale from the Essential CD of the Week: Sir Thomas Beecham French Music

9.30am
Performances by the Artist of the Week, violinist Viktoria Mullova: Mozart (Concerto in G major, K.216), Ravel (Violin Sonata with Katia Labeque). Also in this hour, a mystery piece for you to guess.

10.30am
As part of British Food Fortnight, the Essential Classics guest is restaurateur and chef Rick Stein. Today he introduces a great artist, no longer with us, that he would have liked to have seen perform, and music from the first classical album that he bought himself.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice

Bizet: L'Arlesienne - incidental music
Chorus of Lyon Opera
Les Musiciens du Louvre
Marc Minkowski (director)
NAIVE V5130.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Jean Sibelius

    Musette (King Christian II Suite, Op.27)

    Performers: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

    • RCA 09026 60434-2Tk 10.
  • George Malcolm

    Bach before the Mast

    Performers: George Malcolm (harpsichord)

    • DECCA 476 1528Tk 16.
  • Essential CD of the Week: Sir Thomas Beecham French Music

    • Camille Saint‐Saëns

      Le Rouet d'Omphale

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

      • EMI 909932-2CD 4 Tk 12.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Violin Concerto No.3 in G major, K.216

    Performers: Viktoria Mullova (violindirector), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

    • PHILIPS 470 292-2Tks 1-3.
  • Robert Schumann

    Overture to 'Die Braut von Messina', Op.100

    Performers: Philharmonia Orchestrea, Riccardo Muti (conductor)

    • EMI 609037-2CD 2Tk 10.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Violin Sonata

    Performers: Viktoria Mullova (violin), Katia Labèque (piano)

    • ONYX 4015Tks 11-13.
  • Jean Sibelius

    King Christian Suite II, Op.27 (excerpts)

    Performers: Finish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

    • RCA 09026 60434-2Tks 8, 9, 11 or 12.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    La Boheme: part of Act I (Chi è la…, Oh! Sventata!, Che gelida manina, Mi Chiamano Mimi)

    Performers: Rodolfo: Jan Peerce (tenor), Mimi: Licia Albanese (soprano), NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini (conductor)

    • RCA GD 60288CD 1 Tks 8-11.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No.1: 2nd movement

    Performers: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra , Rafael Kubelik (conductor) -

    • DG 449 735-2 Tk 26’54”.
  • Georges Bizet

    L'Arlesienne (Orchestral Suite No.1, Incal music: 1872 , Pastorale, entracte and chorus Ac

    Performers: Chorus of Lyon National Opera, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski (conductor)

    • NAÏVE V5130Tks 5-8, 9, 15, 16, 14.
  • Ernest Bloch

    Schelomo

    Performers: George Neikrug (cello), The Symphony of the Air, Leopold Stokowski (conductor)

    • EMI ZDMB 565427-2CD 2 Tk 7.

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