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Wednesday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Artist of the Week: Viktoria Mullova (violin) in Bach: Partita No 3; Rick Stein; Rob's Essential Choice: Sibelius: The Tempest (excerpts).

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.

A selection of must-hear music including the Essential CD of the Week: Sir Thomas Beecham French Music - EMI 909932-2.

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, violinist Viktoria Mullova: Bach (Partita No.3 in E, BWV1006); Brahms (Violin Sonata No.1 in G, Op.78).

As part of British Food Fortnight, the Essential Classics guest is restaurateur and chef Rick Stein. Today he introduces a piece that reminds him of a particular place and music which he listens to while travelling.

Rob's Essential Choice

The Tempest: a selection from the incidental music Lilli Paasikivi (mezzo - Ariel) Heikki Keinonen (baritone - Caliban) Lahti Opera Chorus & Symphony Orchestra Osmo Vanska (conductor) BIS CD 581.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Three Ecossaises, Op.72

    Performers: Nina Milkina (piano)

    • Unterschrift Classics [no number]CD 2 Tk 8.
  • Essential CD of the Week: Sir Thomas Beecham French Music

    • Hector Berlioz

      Royal Hunt and Storm (The Trojans)

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

      • EMI 909932-2CD 1 Tk 8.
  • Luigi Boccherini

    String Trio in D, Op.98

    Performers: Members of Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi (violin), Stefano Marcocchi (viola), Maurizio Naddeo (cello)

    • VIRGIN CLASSICS 2 12149-2Tks 13-15.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No. 3 in E, BWV 1006

    Performer: Isabelle Faust.

    Performers: Viktoria Mullova (violin)

    • ONYX 4040CD 2 Tks 10-16.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Violin Sonata No.1 in G major, Op.78

    Performers: Viktoria Mullova (violin), Piotr Anderszewski (piano)

    • PHILIPS 475 7454 CD 1 Tks 1-3.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Padstow Lifeboat March, Op.94

    Performers: Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Malcolm Arnold (conductor)

    • CONIFER CDCF222Tk 24.
  • Claude Debussy

    La Mer: opening movement

    Performers: Berlin Philharmonic, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

    • DG 447 426-2 Tk 1.
  • Jean Sibelius

    The Tempest, Op.109 Incal music (Miranda is lulled into slumber, Interlude: Miranda , Arie

    Performers: Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä (conductor)

    • BIS-CD-581Tks 1-2, 14, 6, 17, 8, 4, 11, 13, 31-32, 34-35.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Organ Concerto Op.7 No.3 in B flat major, HWV308

    Performers: Simon Preston (organ), English Concert, Trevor Pinnock (director)

    • ARCHIV 469 358-2CD 2 Tks 11-14.


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