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Thursday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Nielsen's Symphony No 2 conducted by Herbert Blomstedt; Rob's Essential Choice: Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 111 (soloist: Claudio Arrau).

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: The Melos Ensemble, Music among Friends - EMI 918514-2.

A daily brainteaser and a recording of our Artist of the Week conductor Herbert Blomstedt in Nielsen's Symphony No.2 The Four Temperaments.

The Essential Classics guest is journalist and author Matthew D'Ancona, one of the judges on this year's Booker Prize panel. Today he introduces music that reminds him of a particular place and a piece he feels should be more widely known.

Rob's Essential Choice.

Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C minor, Op.111.
Claudio Arrau (piano).
EMI 918432-2.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Herold

    La Fille mal gardee arr. Lanchberry – conclusion to Act I

    Performers: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, John Lanchberry (conductor)

    • DECCA ELOQUENCE 442 9048.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Rondino in E flat, WoO25

    Performers: Melos Ensemble

    • EMI 918514-2.
  • Turina

    Garrotin; Soleares (Homenaje a Tarrega)

    Performers: Julian Bream (guitar)

    • RCA 88697 04606-2.
  • Joseph Haydn

    "Schon eilet froh der Ackersmann" (The Seasons)

    Performers: Dietrich Henschel (baritone), Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Rene Jacobs (conductor)

  • Franz Liszt

    Eglogue, Hirtengesang; Orage (Premiere Annee, Suisse)

    Performers: Lazar Berman (piano)

    • DG 471 447-2.
  • H. Gutierrez

    Alma Llanera

    Performers: John Williams (guitar), Alfonso Montes (piano)

    • SONY CLASSICAL SK 90451.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    La Gazza Ladra: overture

    Performers: Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati (conductor)

    • MERCURY 434 345-2.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Symphony No.2 'The Four Temperaments'

    Performers: Herbert Blomstedt (conductor)

    • DECCA 430 280-2.

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Courante; Sarabande (Cello Suite No.1 in G major, BWV1007)

      Performers: Pablo Casals (cello)

      • EMI CDM 567008-2.
  • Richard Wagner - Im Treibhaus; Schmerzen; Traume (Wesendonck Lieder)

    Performers: Measha Brueggergosman (soprano), Cleveland Orchestra, Franz Welser-Most (conductor)

  • Franz Schubert

    Das Wandern (Die Schone Mullerin) arr. QueyrasTharaud

    Performers: Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), Alexandre Tharaud (piano)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 9019301.
  • Rob's Essential Choice

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Piano Sonata in C minor, Op.111

      Performers: Claudio Arrau (piano)

      • EMI 918432-2.
  • Mottl

    Ballet Suite No.1 (arrangements of Gluck)

    Performers: Vienna Philharmonic, Rudolf Kempe (conductor)

    • TESTAMENT SBT12 1281.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Rhapsody, Op.45 No.3

    Performers: Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati (conductor)

    • DECCA 460 293-2.


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