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Friday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Essential CD of the Week: Arias of Anna de Amicis, featuring Teodora Gheorghiu and Les Talens Lyriques; Artists of the Week: the Hagen Quartet.

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:
Cantus Arcticus
Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
Max Pommer (conductor)

Also in this hour...

Sonata for flute, viola and harp
Melos Ensemble
Ossian Ellis (harp).

3 hours

Last on

Fri 20 Jan 2012 09:00

Music Played

  • Tielman Susato

    Ronde & Salterelle (Danserye)

    Performers: The Early Music Consort of London, David Munrow (director)

    • VIRGIN VERITAS 350003-2.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Scherzo fantastique

    Performers: WDR Symphony Orchestra of Cologne, Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

    • PROFIL PH11041.
  • 9.23: Rob's CD of the Week

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      "In un istante... Parto m'affretto" (Lucio Silla)

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

      • APARTE AP021.
  • Pelecis

    Flowering Jasmine

    Performers: Kremerata Baltica, Gidon Kremer (conductor)

    • NONESUCH 7559 79969-2.
  • 9.33am

    • Edward German

      Morris Dance (Henry VIII Dances)

      Performers: Eastman-Rochester Pops Orchestra, Frederick Fennell (conductor)

      • MERCURY 434 356-2.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    Meditation, Op.32

    Performers: Nathan Milstein (violin), Orchestra conducted by Robert Irving

    • EMI ZDMF 0777 764830-2.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka in D flat, Op.30 No.3

    Performers: Vladimir Horowitz (piano)

    • SONY CLASSICAL S2K53468.
  • 9.44: Artists of the Week - The Hagen Quartet

    • Franz Schubert

      String Quartet in A minor, D.810 'Death and the Maiden'

      Performers: Hagen Quartet

      • DG 431 814-2.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Ave maria

    Performers: Ascension Music Chorus, Mark Kruczek (organ), Dennis Keene (director)

    • DELOS DE 3138.
  • 10.30: Benedict Allen's Choice

    • Dmitry Shostakovich

      Fifth Symphony (first movement)

      Performers: New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

      • SONY MYK44770.
  • Hahn

    A Chloris

    Performers: Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)

    • ONYX 4030.
  • Louis Couperin

    Le bavolet flottant

    Performers: Sergio and Odair Assad (guitars)

    • ELETKRA NONESUCH 7559 7929-2.
  • 11.00: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Rautavaara

      Cantus Arcticus (Concerto for birds and Orchestra)

      Performers: Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, Max Pommer (conductor)

      • CATALYST 09026 62671-2.
  • 11.17am

    • Rodgers

      Waltz from Carousel

      Performers: London Pops Orchestra, Frederick Fennell (conductor)

      • MERCURY 434 356-2.
  • Edward Elgar

    Coronation March

    Performers: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin (conductor)

    • VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 7 91175-2.
  • 11.43am

    • Claude Debussy

      Sonata for flute, viola and harp

      Performers: Melos Ensemble, Ossian Ellis (harp)

      • DECCA 421 154-2.


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