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Wednesday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Gidon Kremer in Bach: Violin Sonata No 2. Piazzolla: Tango Ballet; Rob's Essential Choice: Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.

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

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, violinist and conductor Gidon Kremer in music by Bach (Violin Sonata No.2 in A minor BWV1003) and Piazzolla (Tango Ballet)

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

Rob's Essential Choice

The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op.34
London Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Britten (conductor)
DECCA 4175092.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Vittorio Rieti

    Allegro Danzanta

    Performers: Jonathan Plowright (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA67903.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Les Sylphides - Mazurka in D major, Op. 33, No. 2; Waltz in C sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2

    Performers: National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge (conductor)

    • DECCA 4489842.
  • 9.11am: Rob's CD of the Week

    • Maurice Ravel


      Performers: Samson Francois (piano)

      • EMI 5859902.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Six Concerts en sextuor - No.4

    Performers: Les Talens Lyriques, Chrisophe Rousset (director)

    • DECCA 4676992.
  • 9.30am: Artist of the Week - Gidon Kremer

    • Astor Piazzolla

      Tango Ballet

      Performers: Gidon Kremer (violin) , Kremerata Baltica

      • TELDEC 3984226612.
  • Georges Bizet

    Jeux d'Enfants

    Performers: Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, Enrique Batiz (conductor)

    • ASV CDDCA673.
  • 10.07am: Artist of the Week - Gidon Kremer

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Violin Sonata No.2 in A minor BWV1003

      Performers: Gidon Kremer (violin)

      • ECM 4767291.
  • 10.30am: Sheila Hancock's Choices

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Requiem (Domine Jesu, Hostias, Sanctus and Benedictus)

      Performers: Marie Arnet (soprano), Anna Stephany (mezzo), Andrew Kennedy (tenor), Darren Jeffrey (bass), London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

      • LSO LIVE 0127.
  • Benjamin Britten

    O rose thou art sick (Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op.31)

    Performers: Peter Pears (tenor), Barry Tuckwell (horn), London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten (conductor)

    • DECCA 436395.
  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Benjamin Britten

      Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten (conductor)

      • DECCA 4175092.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, D804 'Rosamunde'

    Performers: Juilliard String Quartet

    • SONY SB2K89978.


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