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Friday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Includes Artist of the Week: Martha Argerich (piano). Schubert: Rondo in A, D951. Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite; Rob's Essential Choice: Bartok: Piano Concerto No 3.

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.

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, pianist Martha Argerich. Today we hear her in a pair of piano duets, including Schubert's Rondo in A D.951 and Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, and as soloist in the third of Bartok's three piano concertos.

The Essential Classics guest this week is science writer, broadcaster and professor of genetics Prof. Steve Jones. On his final day as this week's guest, he talks about a work that reminds him of a particular place, as well as a piece he enjoys playing himself, and Rob acts as his Personal Shopper with a mystery piece for Steve.

Rob's Essential Choice.

Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 3
Martha Argerich (piano)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Claus Peter Flor (conductor)
RCO 11004.

3 hours

Last on

Fri 17 Feb 2012 09:00

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Allegretto (4th movement) from Divertimento no 2 in D major K131

    Performers: Maurice Sharp (flute), Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell (conductor)

    • CBS M2YK46463.
  • 9.03: Rob's CD of the Week

    • Percy Grainger

      Youthful Rapture

      Performers: Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner (conductor)

      • PHILIPS 442 8417.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano sonata no 22 in F op 54

    Performers: Alfred Brendel (piano)

    • PHILIPS 412 575 2.
  • Johann Strauss II - Overture: Der Zigeunerbaron

    Performers: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Carlos Kleiber

  • Peerson

    Fantasia in D minor a 6 (PIII.10)

    Performers: Fretwork

    • REGENT REGCD341.
  • 9.35: Artist of the Week - Martha Argerich

    • Franz Schubert

      Rondo in A major D951 "Grande Rondeau"

      Performers: Nelson Freire & Martha Argerich (pianos)

      • DG 477 9555.
  • Johann Friedrich Fasch

    Sinfonia in G minor FWV M:g1

    Performers: Tempesta di Mare, The Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra

    • CHACONNE CHAN0783.
  • Ruggero Leoncavallo

    Vesta la guibba from I Pagliacci

    Performers: Mario Lanza (tenor), Orchestra conducted by Constantine Callinicos

    • RCA RD 86218.
  • 10.05: Artist of the Week - Martha Argerich

    • Tchaikovsky trans Nicolas Economou

      Nutcracker Suite op 71a

      Performers: Martha Argerich & Mirabela Dina (pianos)

      • EMI 094053 2.
  • 10.30: Steve Jones' Choices

    • Troyte (text Dylan Thomas)

      Eli Jenkins' Prayer from Under Milk Wood

      Performers: Dunvant Male Choir

      • DUNCD05.
  • Fernando Sor

    Etudes – op 35 no 14 (1.36); op 6 no 2 (1.05); op 35 no 16 (1.36); op 35 no 22 (2.58)

    Performers: Narciso Yepes (guitar)

    • DG 435 842 2.
  • Pfitzner

    Prelude to Act 2 of Palestrina

    Performers: Bishop Ercole Severolus: Gerd Nienstedt, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik (conductor)

  • Robert Schumann

    Er, der herrlichste von allen from Frauenliebe und-leben

    Performers: Lisa della Casa (soprano), Sebastian Peschko (piano)

    • EMI 567 678 2.
  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Béla Bartók

      Piano Concerto no 3

      Performers: Martha Argerich (piano), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Claus Peter Flor (conductor)

      • RCO 11004.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Oboe Sonata in G minor

    Performers: Katharina Arfken (oboe), Guido Larisch (cello), Michael Behringer (harpsichord)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 902042.
  • John Taverner

    Audivi vocem

    Performers: Alamire

    • OBSIDIAN CD707.
  • Richard Wagner - Prelude and Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde)

    Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer (conductor)


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