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Monday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Violinist/conductor Gidon Kremer in Beethoven: Violin Sonata No 4. Waxman: Auld Lang Syne Variations; Rob's Essential Choice: Mahler: Symphony No 8.

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Samson Francois playing piano music by Debussy and Ravel.EMI 5859902

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, violinist and conductor Gidon Kremer in music by Beethoven (Violin Sonata No.4 in A minor Op.23) and Franz Waxman ('Auld Lang Syne' Variations)

10.30am
The Essential Classics guest is the actress and author Sheila Hancock who introduces her essential pieces of classical music.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice

Mahler: Symphony No.8 in E flat major
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

3 hours

Last on

Mon 28 Nov 2011 09:00

Music Played

  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK

    • Johann Strauss II - Kettenbrucken Waltz Op.4

      Performers: Gidon Kremer (violin), Peter Guth (violin), Kim Kashkashian (viola), Georg Hortnagel (cello)

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Jesu mein Freude BWV227

    Performers: Collegium Vocale Gent, Phillipe Herreweghe (conductor)

    • OUTTHERE LPH002 TRACKS 6-16.
  • ESSENTIAL CD OF THE WEEK

    • Claude Debussy

      Preludes Nos. 20 Ondine; 11 Danse de Puck, Minstrels

      Performers: Samson Francois (piano)

      • EMI 5859902 TRACKS 20 & 11.
  • Farkas

    Early Hungarian Dances

    Performers: The Galliard Ensemble

    • DEUX-ELLES DXL 1025 TRACKS 14-18.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne – Eternal Source of Light Divine

    Performers: Robin Blaze (counter tenor), The Academy of Ancient Music, Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

    • EMI 5714022 TRACK 16.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto Grossi Op.6 No.7 in B flat

    Performers: Handel and Haydn Society, Christopher Hogwood (conductor)

    • DECCA 458 8172 TRACKS 26-30.
  • Ruggero Leoncavallo

    Pagliacci - Vesti la Giubba

    Performers: Enrico Caruso (tenor), Will Gaisberg (piano)

    • EMI CDH 7610462 TRACK 13.
  • György Ligeti

    Sechs Bagatellen - No.1 Allegro con spirit

    Performers: The Galliard Ensemble

    • DEUX-ELLES DXL 1025 TRACK 8.
  • Franz Liszt

    Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in D minor

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati (conductor)

    • MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 4320152 TRACK 3.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Violin Sonata No.4 in A minor Op.23

      Performers: Gidon Kremer (violin), Martha Argerich (piano)

      • DG 4197872 TRACKS 1-3.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No.8, Part I

    Performers: Cheryl Studer (Soprano), Sylvia McNair (Soprano), Andrea Rost (Soprano), Rosemarie Lang (Mezzo Soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano), Peter Seiffert (Tenor), Bryn Terfel (Baritone), Jan-Hendrik Rootering (Bass), Tölz Boys Choir, Prague Philharmonic Chorus, Berlin Radio Chorus, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado (conductor)

    • DG 4458432.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo and Juliet (excerpts from Suites 1, 2 and 3), The Montagues and the Capulets; Juliet

    Performers: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung (conductor)

    • DG 4398702 TRACKS 1-2.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

    Performers: Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra, Antonio Pappano (conductor)

    • EMI 3700652 TRACK 2.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK

    • Waxman

      Auld Lang Syne' Variations

      Performers: Gidon Kremer (violin), Kremerata Baltica

      • NONESUCH 7559796572 TRACKS 21-24.

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