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Thursday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Artist of the Week: Colin Davis conducts Verdi: Falstaff (Act 3, Part 2); Rob's Essential Choice: Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in D minor, Op 49.

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, Colin Davis, who conducts an extract from Verdi's Falstaff (Act III, part 2).

10.30am
The Essential Classics guest is Italian chef Antonio Carluccio, who introduces his essential pieces. Today he reveals which instrument and piece he would like to play if he were a virtuoso, and which work he would most like to conduct.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice

Mendelssohn
Piano Trio in D minor, Op 49
The Beaux Arts Trio
PHILIPS 416 297-2.

3 hours

Music Played

  • George Gershwin

    Prelude No 3 (from 3 Preludes)

    Performers: Oscar Levant (piano)

    • CBS MPK 47681.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    3 Dance Episodes from On The Town

    Performers: New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

    • SONY SMK 47530.
  • 9.10am: Essential CD of the Week

    • Liadov

      From the Apocalypse, Op. 66

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

      • MELODIYA MEL CD 1001873.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Flute Concerto In F, Op 10 No 5

    Performers: Judith Hall (flute), Divertimenti, Paul Barritt (conductor)

    • REGIS RRC 1243.
  • 9.30am: Artist of the Week

    • Hector Berlioz

      Scherzo: Queen Mab (from Romeo and Juliet, Op 17) 07 50

      Performers: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

      • PHILIPS 442 134-2.
  • 9.50am: Artist of the Week

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Symphony No 39 in E flat, K543

      Performers: Dresden Staatskapelle, Sir Colin Davis (conductor)

      • PHILIPS 410 046-2.
  • 10.30am: Antonio Carluccio's Choices

    • George Gershwin

      Rhapsody in Blue

      Performers: Earl Wild (piano), Arthur Fiedler (conductor)

      • RCA GD 86519.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    The Triumphal March (from Aida)

    Performers: Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler (conductor)

    • RCA 09026 61249-2.
  • 11.00am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Piano Trio in D minor, Op 49

      Performers: The Beaux Arts Trio

      • PHILIPS 416 297-2.

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