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Tuesday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Artist of the Week: pianist Nelson Freire in Debussy: Preludes (Book 1). Rachmaninov: Suite No 2; Rob's Essential Choice: Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 1.

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: The Flute King - Music from the Court of Frederick the Great. Emmanuel Pahud, Trevor Pinnock, Matthew Truscott, Jonathan Manson, Kammerakademie Potsdam. EMI 0842202.

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, pianist Nelson Freire. Hear him performing Debussy's First Book of Preludes and Rachmaninov's Suite No. 2, where he is joined by Martha Argerich.

The Essential Classics guest is impressionist, comedian and playwright Rory Bremner, who introduces his essential pieces.

Rob's Essential Choice:

Symphony No.1 'Winter Daydreams'
London Symphony Orchestra
Antal Dorati (conductor)
PHILIPS 6582 016.

3 hours

Music Played

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  • John Philip Sousa

    Washington Post March

    Performers: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel (conductor)

    • VOXBOX CD3X 3035.
  • 9:03: Rob's CD of the Week

    • Quantz - Flute Concerto in G major, QV5: 174

      Performers: Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Kammerakademie Potsdam

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    The Consecration of the House: overture

    Performers: Berlin Philharmonic, Claudio Abbado (conductor)

    • DG 447 748-2.
  • 9:32: Artist of the Week - Nelson Freire

    • Claude Debussy

      Preludes, Book 1: Danseuses de Delphes; Voiles; Ce qu'a vu le vent d'Ouest

      Performers: Nelson Freire (piano)

      • DECCA 478 1111.
  • 9:45am

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Part of 'the 3rd Day of Christmas' (Christmas Oratorio, BWV248): No.29 Herr dein Mitleid,

      Performers: Nancy Argenta (soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor – Evangelist), The Monteverdi Choir, The English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

      • ARCHIV 423 232-2.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Intermezzo 'Pretty Bess' – no 2 of Five Tudor Portraits

    Performers: John Shirley-Quirk (baritone), London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra, Richard Hickox (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 9593.
  • 10:06: Artist of the Week - Nelson Freire

    • Sergei Rachmaninov

      Suite No.2, Op.17

      Performers: Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire (pianos)

      • PHILIPS 411 034-2.
  • Trad.

    Shepherds shake off your drowsy sleep

    Performers: Elizabethan Singers, Louis Halsey (director)

    • DECCA 480 2064.
  • 10:30: Rory Bremner's Choices

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565

      Performers: Ian Tracey (organ)

      • EMI CD-CFP 4558.
  • Stephen Sondheim

    A Little Priest (closing number of Act I)

    Performers: Mrs Lovett: Angela Lansbury, Sweeney Todd: Len Cariou, Original Broadway Cast Recording

    • RCA 3379RC.
  • 10:58am

    • Trad.

      The Shepherd's Star

      Performers: Anonymous 4

      • HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 807453.
  • 11:00: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Symphony No.1 in G minor 'Winter daydreams'

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati (conductor)

      • MERCURY 475 6261.
  • 11:44am

    • Aram Khachaturian

      Gayaneh (ballet music selection)

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati (conductor)

      • MERCURY 434 323-2.


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