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Thursday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Essential CD of the Week: Arias of Anna de Amicis, with Teodora Gheorghiu and Les Talens Lyriques; Rob's Essential Choice: Mahler: Symphony No 1.

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.

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

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

Rob's Essential Choice.

Mahler:Symphony No.1.
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,
Rafael Kubelik (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Fritz Kreisler

    Rondino on a theme of Beethoven

    Performers: Arthur Grumiaux (violin), Istvan Hajdu (piano)

    • DECCA 475 8375.
  • 9.03: Rob's CD of the Week

    • Myslivecek

      "Sorprender mi vorresti" (Romolo ed Ersilia)

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

      • APARTE AP021.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Raymonda, Act I, Sc.ii: Fantastic Waltz; Grand Adagio

    Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra, Lovro von Matacic (conductor)

    • EMI 967706-2.
  • 9.30: Artists of the Week - The Hagen Quartet

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Duo for viola and cello in E flat, WoO32 'Duet with two obbligato eyeglasses'

      Performers: Veronika Hagen (viola), Clemens Hagen (cello)

      • DG 453 772-2.
  • Claude Debussy

    Ecstatic Dance of Sebastian on the Live Coals (The Martyrdom of St Sebastien: First Window

    Performers: Leslie Caron (The Saint), Nathalie Stutzman (soprano), Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano), London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor)

    • SONY CLASSICAL SK 48240.
  • Percy Grainger

    Shallow Brown

    Performers: John Shirley-Quirk (baritone), Ambrosian Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford (conductor)

    • DECCA 425 159-2.
  • 10.00: Artists of the Week - The Hagen Quartet

    • Antonín Dvořák

      String Quartet in F major, 'American', Op.96

      Performers: Hagen Quartet

      • DG 419 601-2.
  • 10.30: Benedict Allen's Choices

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 'Moonlight' (Opening movement)

      Performers: Wilhelm Kempff (piano)

      • DG 415 834-2.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor Op.30 (Finale)

    Performers: Bryon Janis (piano), London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati (conductor)

    • MERCURY 432 759-2.
  • 11.00: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Gustav Mahler

      Symphony No.1

      Performers: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik (conductor)

      • AUDITE 95.467.


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