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Monday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Artist of the Week: pianist Nelson Freire. Schumann: Papillons. Chopin: Scherzo No 3; Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.

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. Today we hear him in recordings of Schumann's Papillons and Chopin's Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor.

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

Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

3 hours

Last on

Boxing Day 2011 09:00

Music Played

  • Edvard Grieg

    Norwegian Dance No.2

    Performers: Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra, Felix Slatkin (conductor)

    • EMI CDM 763737-2.
  • George Gershwin

    Overture to "Oh Kay"

    Performers: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel (conductor)

    • VOX BOX CD3X 3035.
  • Murschhauser

    Lasst uns das Kindlein wiegen

    Performers: Choir of St Thomas, Leipzig

    • BERLIN CLASSICS 0300290BC.
  • 9:14: Rob's CD of the Week

    • Benda

      Flute Concerto in E minor

      Performers: Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord), Kammerakademie Potsdam

      • EMI 084220-2.
  • Robert Schumann


    Performer: Sabine Devieilhe. Performer: Anne Le Bozec.

    Performers: Elly Ameling (soprano), Jorg Demus (piano)

  • 9:36: Artist of the Week - Nelson Freire

    • Frédéric Chopin

      Waltz No.14 in E minor

      Performers: Nelson Freire (piano)

      • SANCTUS SCSH 026.
  • Émile Waldteufel

    Roses de Nöel, Op.230; Galop, Op.152

    Performers: Gulbenkian Orchestra, Michel Swierczewski (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.557099.
  • 9:52: Artist of the Week - Nelson Freire

    • Robert Schumann

      Papillons, Op.2

      Performers: Nelson Freire (piano)

      • DECCA 473 902-2.
  • Hely-Hutchinson

    A Carol Symphony: Andante quasi lento e cantabile (Coventry Carol & The First Nowell); A

    Performers: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Gavin Sutherland (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.557099.
  • 10:20: Artist of the Week - Nelson Freire

    • Frédéric Chopin

      Scherzo No.3 in C sharp minor, Op.39

      Performers: Nelson Freire (piano)

      • WARNER APEX 2564 63676-2.
  • 10:30: Rory Bremner's Choices

    • Sergei Prokofiev

      "Once upon a time…" (Peter and the Wolf)

      Performers: Micheal Flanders (narrator), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves (conductor)

      • EMI CDM 763177-2.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    The Sea and Sinbad's Ship (Scheherazade – opening movement)

    Performers: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner (conductor)

    • RCA 82876 66377-2.
  • Max Reger

    Maria Wiegenlied

    Performers: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, Timothy Brown (director)

    • REGIS RRC1347.
  • 11am: Building a Library Choice

    • Benjamin Britten

      Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten (conductor)

      • DECCA 425 659-2.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Fantasia on Christmas Carols

    Performers: Donald Sweeney (bass), Choir of Winchester Cathedral, Waynflete Singers, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, David Hill (conductor)

    • DECCA 444 130-2.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Francesca da Rimini

    Performers: Stadium Symphony of New York, Leopold Stokowski

    • DELL'ARTE CDDA 9006.
  • Rebikov

    Christmas Tree

    Performers: Shura Cherkassky (piano)

    • DECCA 433 651-2.


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