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Monday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Artist of the Week: violinist Isaac Stern; The Rev Richard Coles's favourite classical music; Rob's Essential Choice: Bach: Goldberg Variations.

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Balalaika Favourites - a classic recording from the Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra: MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 4501352

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, violinist Isaac Stern.

10.30am
In the first week of Lent, The Essential Classics guest is the Reverend Richard Coles who introduces his essential pieces of classical music.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice

Bach
The Goldberg Variations BWV988
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

3 hours

Last on

Mon 20 Feb 2012 09:00

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Die Zauberfl├Âte - Der Holle Rache (trans Balsom)

    Performers: Alison Balsom (trumpet), Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner (conductor)

    • EMI 3532552.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Suite No. 4 in G Op. 61 'Mozartiana' - Theme and Variations

    Performers: New Philharmonia Orchestra, Antal Dorati (conductor)

    • PHILIPS 4781708.
  • 9.19: Rob's CD of the Week

    • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

      The Tale of Tsar Saltan - The flight of the bumblebee

      Performers: Osipov State Russian Orchestra, Vitaly Gnutov (conductor)

      • MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 450136.
  • Trad.

    Kamarinskaya

    Performers: Osipov State Russian Orchestra, Vitaly Gnutov (conductor)

    • MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 450136.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    Kamarinskaya

    Performers: Musica Viva, Alexander Rudin (conductor)

    • FUGA LIBERA FUG571.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Don Giovanni - 'Don Giovanni, a cenar teco'

    Performers: Don Giovanni: Eberhard Wachter (baritone); Leporello: Guiseppe Taddei (baritone); Commendatore: Gottlob Frick (bass), Philharmonia Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor)

    • EMI CDS 7472608.
  • 9.35: Artist of the Week - Isaac Stern

    • Maurice Ravel

      Tzigane

      Performers: Isaac Stern (violin), Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy (conductor)

      • SONY 45952.
  • Louis Couperin

    Les Baricades Misterieuses (Book II - Sixieme Ordre)

    Performers: Angela Hewitt (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA67440.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Don Giovanni - 'Meta di voi qua vadano'

    Performers: Don Giovanni: Eberhard Wachter (baritone), Philharmonia Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor)

    • EMI CDS 7472608.
  • 9.55: Artist of the Week - Isaac Stern

    • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Violin Concerto in D Op.35

      Performers: Isaac Stern (violin), Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy (conductor)

      • SONY 45952.
  • 10.30: Richard Coles' Choices

    • Joseph Haydn

      String Quartet Op. 20 No. 6 in A

      Performers: Hagen Quartet

      • DG 4399202.
  • Richard Wagner - 'Winterst├╝rme wichen dem Wonnemond' Die Walkure, Act I Sc III

    Performers: Wotan: John Vickers (tenor), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

  • 11am:

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Goldberg Variations (No.16 to final Aria)

      Performers: Andras Schiff (piano)

      • ECM NEW SERIES 1825.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Sarka (Ma Vlast)

    Performers: Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Valek (conductor)

    • SUPRAPHON SU 39162.
  • Luigi Cherubini

    Overture to Finaska

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

    • EMI 5751602.

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