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Tuesday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including CD of the Week: Arias of Anna de Amicis, with Teodora Gheorghiu and Les Talens Lyriques; Essential Choice: Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia Antartica.

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Arias of Anna de Amicis featuring Teodora Gheorghiu, Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset: APARTE AP021.

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and a performance by the Artists of the Week, the Hagen Quartet.

10.30am
The Essential Classics guest is explorer, Benedict Allen, who introduces his essential pieces of classical music.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice.

Vaughan Williams:
Sinfonia Antartica.
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Adrian Boult (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Alexis Emmanuel Chabrier - Espana

    Performers: Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Paray (conductor)

  • Alexis Emmanuel Chabrier - Espana

    Performers: Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Paray (conductor)

  • Bedrich Smetana

    Furiant (The Bartered Bride)

    Performers: Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell (conductor)

    • SONY SWK 48279.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Furiant (The Bartered Bride)

    Performers: Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell (conductor)

    • SONY SWK 48279.
  • 10.30am: Benedict Allen's Choices

    • Johannes Brahms

      Finale of the Violin Concerto

      Performers: Yehudi Menuhin (violin), Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Wilhelm Furtwangler (conductor)

      • HARMONIA MUNDI FURT1088-1089.
    • Johannes Brahms

      Finale of the Violin Concerto

      Performers: Yehudi Menuhin (violin), Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Wilhelm Furtwangler (conductor)

      • HARMONIA MUNDI FURT1088-1089.
  • Claude Debussy

    Children's Corner

    Performers: Pascal Rogé (piano)

    • DECCA 443 021-2.
  • Claude Debussy

    Children's Corner

    Performers: Pascal Rogé (piano)

    • DECCA 443 021-2.
  • 9.19am: Rob's CD of the Week

    • Christoph Willibald Gluck

      "Qual vita e questa mai... Che fiero momento" (Orfeo ed Euridice)

      Performers: Teodora Gheorghiu (soprano), Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset (director)

      • APARTE AP021.
    • Christoph Willibald Gluck

      "Qual vita e questa mai... Che fiero momento" (Orfeo ed Euridice)

      Performers: Teodora Gheorghiu (soprano), Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset (director)

      • APARTE AP021.
  • 10.09am: Artists of the Week - Hagen Quartet

    • Joseph Haydn

      String Quartet Op.20 No.2 in C major

      Performers: Hagen Quartet

      • DG 439 920-2.
    • Joseph Haydn

      String Quartet Op.20 No.2 in C major

      Performers: Hagen Quartet

      • DG 439 920-2.
  • 10.48am

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Piano Concerto No.23 in A major, K.488 – first movement

      Performers: Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano/director), Philharmonia Orchestra

      • DECCA 400 087-2.
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Piano Concerto No.23 in A major, K.488 – first movement

      Performers: Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano/director), Philharmonia Orchestra

      • DECCA 400 087-2.
  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Ralph Vaughan Williams

      Sinfonia Antarctica

      Performers: Sheila Armstrong (soprano), London Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor)

      • EMI CDC 747515-2.
    • Ralph Vaughan Williams

      Sinfonia Antarctica

      Performers: Sheila Armstrong (soprano), London Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor)

      • EMI CDC 747515-2.
  • 9:38am: Artists of the Week - Hagen Quartet

    • Franz Schubert

      Quartettsatz, D.703

      Performers: Hagen Quartet

      • DG 419 171-2.
    • Franz Schubert

      Quartettsatz, D.703

      Performers: Hagen Quartet

      • DG 419 171-2.
  • Robert Schumann

    Des Senne Abschied, Op.79 No.22

    Performers: Gerard Souzay (baritone), Dalton Baldwin (piano)

    • PHILIPS 442 741-2.
  • Robert Schumann

    Des Senne Abschied, Op.79 No.22

    Performers: Gerard Souzay (baritone), Dalton Baldwin (piano)

    • PHILIPS 442 741-2.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Karelia Suite, Op.11

    Performers: Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Valdimir Valek (conductor)

    • SUPRAPHON 11 1268-2.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Karelia Suite, Op.11

    Performers: Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Valdimir Valek (conductor)

    • SUPRAPHON 11 1268-2.
  • Smetana arr. Krejci

    Louisen Polka, B12

    Performers: Prague Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Valek (conductor)

    • SUPRAPHON SU 3916-2.
  • Smetana arr. Krejci

    Louisen Polka, B12

    Performers: Prague Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Valek (conductor)

    • SUPRAPHON SU 3916-2.
  • 11.48am

    • Antonio Vivaldi

      Concerto in G major, Op.9 No.10

      Performers: Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Iona Brown (director)

      • DECCA 448 110-2.
    • Antonio Vivaldi

      Concerto in G minor, Op.9 No.3

      Performers: Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Iona Brown (director)

      • DECCA 448 110-2.

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