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Friday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Viktoria Mullova (violin) in Vivaldi: Concerto in D (L'inquietudine); Rob's Essential Choice: Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (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.

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Sir Thomas Beecham French Music

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, violinist Viktoria Mullova:
Vivaldi (Concerto in D, RV234 - L'inquietudine - with Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini), Beethoven (Archduke Trio, Op.97 with Andre Previn, Heinrich Schiff).

10.30am
As part of British Food Fortnight, the Essential Classics guest is restaurateur and chef Rick Stein. Today he introduces his favourite performer and Rob Cowan acts as a personal shopper, playing a piece he hopes Rick will enjoy.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice

Mendelssohn
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Overture, Op.21 and a selection from the incidental music, Op.61 Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra George Szell (conductor) DECCA Original Masters 475 6780.

3 hours

Last on

Fri 30 Sep 2011 09:00

Music Played

  • Giorgio Mainerio

    La Billiarda

    Performers: Benkö Consort

    • TELDEC 8.44016Tk 8 [part].
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Concerto for 2 violins, strings and basso continuo, TWV52:A2

    Performers: Rainer Kussmaul (violin & director), Rudiger Liebermann (violins), Berlin Baroque Soloists

    • DG 477 5293Tks 13-15.
  • Claude Debussy

    Cortège and Air de danse (L'Enfant prodigue)

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

    • EMI 909932-2CD 3 Tk 9.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Pohjola's Daughter

    Performers: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis (conductor)

    • DECCA 476 2817Tk 1.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Concerto in D RV 234'L'inquietudine'

    Performers: Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini (conductor)

    • ONYX 4001 Tks 10-12.
  • Reinhold Moritzevich Glière - Sailors' Dance from The Red Poppy

    Performers: Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra, Felix Slatkin (conductor)

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Trio in B flat, Op.97 'Archduke'

    Performers: Vikoria Mullova (violin), Heinrich Schiff (cello), André Previn (piano)

    • PHILIPS 442 123-2Tks 5-8.
  • Franz Liszt

    Liebestraum No.3

    Performers: Clifford Curzon (piano)

    • DECCA 452 306-2Tk 4.
  • Edward Elgar

    Cello Concerto - opening movement

    Performers: Jacqueline du Pre, London Symphony Orchestra, John Barbirolli (conductor)

    • EMI CDC 747329-2Tk 1.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Scherzo from his Sinfonietta

    Performers: Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton (conductor)

    • DORIAN DOR90216 Tk 2.
  • Giovanni Paolo Cima

    Canzon la Capriccio

    Performers: Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet

    • NEWTON CLASSICS 8802044CD 1 Tk 16.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer Night's Dream (Overture, Op.21, Incal Music, Op.61, No.1 Scherzo, No.2 Notturn

    Performers: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, George Szell (conductor)

    • PHILIPS 442 727-2CD 1 Tks 5-8.
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar

    Florez och Blanzeflor, Op.3

    Performers: Ingvar Wixell (baritone), Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stig Westerberg (conductor)

    • EMI 268161-2CD 1 Tk 21.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Etude en forme d'une valse

    Performers: Nikolai Petrov (piano)

    • OLYMPIA OCD122 Tk 7.
  • Claude Debussy

    Printemps

    Performers: New Philharmonia Orchestra, Pierre Boulez (conductor)

    • SONY SM2K 68 237 CD 1 Tks 7-8.

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