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Rob Cowan

Rob Cowan is live in the studio on Christmas morning with three hours of great music, featuring the best recordings from the archive and the present day. Today with works by Bach, Schumann, Mozart and Dvorak. Plus your emails and a challenge for your Innocent Ear.

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Christmas Day 2011 09:00

Music Played

  • Anon

    Anon - Das himmlische Tor

    Performers: Tölzer Knabenchor

  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Ascanio, mvts 1-4

    Performers: Orchestra Victoria, Guillaume Tourniaire (conductor)

    • Melba MR301130, tracks 3-6.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Toccata in C minor, BWV 911

    Performer: Jean-Bernard Pommier (piano)

    • EMI CZS 7 628742, disc 2, tracks 1-3.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Ave Maria op 12

    Performer: Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, Antoni Wit (conductor)

    • Naxos 8.572694 tr1.
  • Robert Schumann

    Five Pieces in Folk Style, No. 1 'Mit humour'

    Performers: Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Benjamin Britten (piano)

    • Decca 452 895-2, track 6.
  • [traditional]

    Sunset; He promis'd me at parting

    Arranger: Ludwig van Beethoven Performers: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Edith Mathis (soprano), Alexander Young (tenor), Andreas Roehn (violin), Georg Donderer (cello), Karl Engel (piano)

    • DG 480 0385, disc 1, tracks 10 and 11.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Notturno in D major, Kv 286

    Performers: Camerata Academica des Mozarteums Salzburg, Sándor Végh (conductor)

    • Capriccio 10 302, tracks 14-16.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Chiome d'oro

    Performers: Vocal Ensemble (inc. Hugues Cuenod, tenor), Nadia Boulanger (conductor)

    • EMI CDH7 61025 2, track 13.
  • Lili Boulanger


    Performers: New London Chamber Choir, James Wood (conductor)

    • Helios CDHS5153, track 15.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Czech Suite, Op. 39

    Performer: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, José Serebrier (conductor)

    • Warner Classics 2564 66656-3, tracks 6-10.
  • Cesar Cui

    Velichit dusha moya Gospoda, Op. 93

    Performers: Olga Borodina (mezzo-soprano), St Petersburg Chamber Choir, Nikolai Korniev (conductor)

    • Philips 473 068-2, Disc 5, track 7.
  • Padre Antonio Soler

    Sonata No. 10 in B minor

    Performers: Jonathan Woods (harpsichord)

    • Allegro PCD 1086, track 19.
  • Henri Contet / Marc Heyral

    Le Noel de la Rue

    Performer: Edith Piaf

    • Jade 699 738-2 tr 12.
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka

    Sechs Reiterfanfaren

    Performers: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble

    • Decca B0000807-2 Disc 2, track 1.
  • Maurice Ravel, arr. Herbie Hancock

    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G, Second Movement

    Performers: Herbie Hancock (piano) and friends

    • Verve 557 797-2, track 13.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Violin Sonata in F minor

    Performers: Aaron Rosand (violin), Eileen Flissler (piano)

    • Artkor Ltd. ART2734, track 4.
  • Peter Cornelius

    Christmas Songs, Op. 8

    Performers: Irmgard Seefried (soprano), Erik Werba (piano)

    • DG 474 573-3, Disc 2, tracks 22-27.
  • Sergei Prokofiev arr. Oliver Nelson

    Peter and the Wolf, finale

    Performers: Oliver Nelson and his Orchestra

    • Verve 547 264-2, track 6.
  • Édouard Lalo

    Le Roi d'Ys (Overture)

    Performers: L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet (conductor)

    • Decca 480 0049 CD2 tr 2.
  • anon

    anon - Santa Maria

    Performers: Knut Rossler (saxophone), Johannes Vogt (guitar), Ute Kreidler (voice)


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