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Tuesday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Artist of the Week: pianist Martha Argerich. Haydn: Gypsy Piano Trio. Chopin: Prelude, Op 28 No 15; Rob's Essential Choice: Sibelius: Symphony No 7.

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: English Idylls - Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), Neville Marriner (conductor) PHILIPS 442 8415.

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, pianist Martha Argerich. A keen chamber musician, today we hear her in works by Haydn (Gypsy Piano Trio), Prokofiev (Symphony No. 1 'Classical', arranged for two pianos), and in Chopin's Prelude in D flat Op. 28 No. 15.

10.30am
The Essential Classics guest this week is science writer, broadcaster and professor of genetics Prof. Steve Jones. Today Steve reveals a composer he has a particular passion for, as well as one of his favourite performers.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice.

Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 in C major Op.105
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Paavo Berglund (conductor)
EMI CDC 747 443 2.

3 hours

Music Played

  • 9am: Artist of the Week - Martha Argerich

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Bourée from English Suite no 2 in A minor BWV 807

      Performers: Martha Argerich (piano)

      • DG 477 9554.
  • Nick Hallam

    Dance Suite

    Performers: Galliard Ensemble

    • DEUX ELLES DXL1025.
  • 9.15: Rob's CD of the Week

    • Frank Bridge

      Summer (Tone poem for orchestra)

      Performers: Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner (conductor)

      • PHILIPS 442 8416.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Qui ti sfido (Arianna in Creta)

    Performers: Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor), Le Concert d’Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm (conductor)

    • VIRGIN CLASSICS 0094639524228.
  • 9.30: Artist of the Week - Martha Argerich

    • Joseph Haydn

      Piano Trio in G Hob.XV:25 ('Gypsy' Trio)

      Performers: Renaud Capuçon (violin), Gautier Capuçon (cello), Martha Argerich (piano)

      • EMI 094623 2.
  • Claude Debussy

    Clair de lune

    Arranger: Caplet Performers: The Philharmonia, Geoffrey Simon (conductor)

    • CALA CACD1001.
  • 10am: Artist of the Week - Martha Argerich

    • Sergei Prokofiev

      Symphony no 1 in D op 25 'Classical'

      Arranger: Terashima Performers: Martha Argerich & Yefim Bronfman (pianos)

      • EMI 094053 2.
  • Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer

    Concerto Armonico no 3 in A

    Performers: I Musici

    • NEWTON CLASSICS 8802023.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Canzon V

    Performers: Canadian Brass

    • SONY CLASSICAL 886977 679827.
  • 10.25: Artist of the Week - Martha Argerich

    • Frédéric Chopin

      Prelude in D flat op 28 no 15 'Raindrop'

      Performers: Martha Argerich (piano)

      • PHILIPS 456 704 2.
  • 10.30: Steve Jones' Choices

    • Richard Wagner - "Ewig war ich, ewig bin ich…" - to end of opera (Act 3 'Siegfrie

      Performers: Brünnhilde: Helga Dernesch, Siegfried: Jess Thomas, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata: In D major Kk 492

    Performers: Wanda Landowska (harpsichord)

    • EMI CDH 764 934 2.
  • Anon c 1795

    Guter Mond, du gehst so stille

    Performers: Christine Maria Rembeck (voice and piano); Emilia Gliozzi (cello)

    • RAUM KLANG RK 3002.
  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Jean Sibelius

      Symphony no 7 in C major op 105

      Performers: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Paavo Berglund (conductor)

      • EMI CDC 747 443 2.
  • 11.22:

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      String Quintet in G minor K516

      Performers: Amadeus Quartet, Cecil Aronowitz (viola)

      • DG 431 151 2.

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