Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

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.

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

Also in this hour...

Debussy
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.

Broadcast

Our Classical Century

Our Classical Century

Radio 3 explores 100 key musical moments that shaped us, from 1918 to the present day.

Time Travellers: the podcast

Time Travellers: the podcast

Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough presents quirky tales gathered from the corners of history.