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Wednesday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Artist of the Week: Colin Davis conducting Walton's Symphony No 1; Rob's Essential Choice: Smetana: Piano Trio in G minor, Op 15.

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Orchestral works by Liadov. USSR State Symphony Orchestra, Yevgeny Svetlanov (conductor). MELODIYA MEL CD 100187

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, conductor Colin Davis. Hear him conducting the London Symphony Orchestra in Walton's Symphony No. 1.

10.30am
The Essential Classics guest is Italian chef Antonio Carluccio, who introduces his essential pieces, including a piece that makes him glad to be alive, and music he enjoys listening to on a journey.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice

Smetana
Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15
The Guarneri Trio
SUPRAPHON 111515-2.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Henry Purcell

    Triumphing Dance (from Dido and Aeneas)

    Performers: Taverner Players, Andrew Parrott (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 8306.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Piano Concerto No 1 in D flat, Op 10

    Performers: Andrei Gavrilov (piano), London Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle (conductor)

    • EMI 586881-2.
  • 9.15am: Essential CD of the Week

    • Liadov

      The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62

      Performers: USSR State Symphony Orchestra, Yevgeny Svetlanov (conductor)

      • MELODIYA MEL CD 1001873.
  • 9.30am: Artist of the Week

    • William Walton

      Symphony No 1 (2nd movement, Scherzo)

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

      • LSO LIVE LSO 0076.
  • 9.40am: Artist of the Week

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Violin Concerto No 3 in G, K216

      Performers: Arthur Grumiaux (violin), London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

      • PHILIPS 464 722-2.
  • 10.00am: Artist of the Week

    • Max Reger

      Ballet Suite

      Performers: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis (conductor)

      • ORFEO C 090 841 A.
  • 10.30am: Antonio Carluccio's Choices

    • Gustav Holst

      The Planets (Uranus)

      Performers: Boston Symphony Orchestra, William Steinberg (conductor)

      • DG 419 475-2.
  • Richard Strauss

    The Presentation of the Silver Rose (Der Rosenkavalier, Act II) 11 47

    Performers: Christa Ludwig (Octavian), Teresa Stich-Randall (Sophie), Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert Von Karajan (conductor)

    • EMI 556242-2.
  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Bedrich Smetana

      Piano Trio in G minor, Op 15

      Performers: The Guarneri Trio

      • SUPRAPHON 111515-2.

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