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Wednesday - Rob Cowan

Rob Cowan shares great music and performances. Including the Essential CD of the Week featuring recorder player Michala Petri, and Artist of the Week Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: The recorder player Michala Petri plays baroque Concertos and Sonatas: RCA 88697672632

A daily brainteaser and performances by our Artist of the Week, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

In the week of Burns Night, the Essential Classics guest is the Scottish poet and novelist Jackie Kay who introduces her essential pieces of classical music.

Rob's Essential Choice

Sea Pictures
Dame Janet Baker (mezzo soprano)
The London Symphony Orchestra
Sir John Barbirolli (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Jean‐Baptiste Lully

    Thesee - Overture - Entr'acte

    Performers: Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Stephen Stubbs (director)

    • CPO 7772402.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo & Juliet (excerpt)

    Performers: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa (conductor)

    • DG 423 268-2.
  • 9.12: Rob's CD of the Week

    • Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni

      Concerto in D major Op.7 No.6

      Performers: Michala Petri (recorder), I Solisti Veneti, Claudio Scimone (conductor)

      • RCA 88697672632.
  • Peter Warlock

    Capriol Suite

    Performers: Bournemouth Sinfonietta, Richard Studt (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.550823.
  • 9.30: Artist of the Week - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

    • Robert Schumann

      Liebesgarten Op.34 No.1; Liebhabers Standchen Op.34 No.2

      Performers: Julia Varady (soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Peter Schreier (piano)

      • DG 4579152.
  • Franz Schubert

    Winterreise D.911 - Ruckblick; Irrlicht

    Performers: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Jorg Demus (piano)

    • DG 4474212.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Our Lasses (Polka)

    Performers: Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra

    • Vladimir Valek.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quintet No.6 in E flat K.614

    Performers: Grumiaux Trio - Arthur Grumiaux (violin), Georges Janzer (viola), Eva Czako (cello) – with Arpad Gerecz (violin) and Max Lesueur (viola)

    • PHILIPS 4709502.
  • 10.20: Artist of the Week - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      St Matthew Passion BWV244 - 'Mache dich, mein Herze rein'

      Performers: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Munich Bach Orchestra, Karl Richter (conductor)

      • ARCHIV 463 783 2.
  • 10.30: Jackie Kay's Choices

    • Robert Burns arr. Serge Hovey

      Green grow the Rashes, O

      Performers: Jean Redpath (voice), Elizabeth Metcalfe (piano), Elizabeth Clendenning (violin)

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise

    Performers: Arthur Rubinstein (piano)

    • RCA RD89911.
  • Victoria

    Ave Maria

    Performers: The Ascension

    • DELOS DE 3138.
  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Edward Elgar

      Sea Pictures

      Performers: Janet Baker (mezzo soprano), London Symphony Orchestra, John Barbirolli (conductor)

      • EMI 5628872.
  • Claude Debussy

    Violin Sonata in G minor

    Performers: Christian Ferras (violin), Pierre Barbizet (piano)

    • DECCA 468 4962.
  • Balakirev

    Suite on Pieces by Chopin (Nos. 1, 3 & 4)

    Performers: USSR Symphony Orchestra, Evgeny Svetlanov (conductor)

    • MELODIYA MEL CD 1001745.


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