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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.

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.

11.00am
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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