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Tuesday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Essential CD of the Week: Balalaika Favourites; Artist of the Week: violinist Isaac Stern; Rob's Essential Choice: Elgar: Enigma 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

Elgar
Enigma Variations Op.36
London Symphony Orchestra
Pierre Monteux (conductor)
DECCA 4797902.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Jeanā€Baptiste Lully

    Le Divertissement Royal - Dance of Neptune

    Performers: Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall (conductor)

    • ALIA VOX AV9708.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Orchestral Suite No.2 in B minor BWV1067

    Performers: Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman (conductor)

    • TELARC 80619.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Prelude in G Op.32 No.5 and G sharp minor Op.32 No.12

    Performers: Vladimir Horowitz (piano)

    • DG 4194992.
  • 9.25: Rob's CD of the Week

    • Vasily Pavlovich Solovyov-Sedoy

      Midnight in Moscow

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

      • MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 450136.
  • 9.30: Artist of the Week - Isaac Stern

    • Johannes Brahms

      Hungarian Dance No.5

      Performers: Isaac Stern (violin), Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Milton Katims (conductor)

      • SONY SK45816.
  • 9.40: Artist of the Week - Isaac Stern

    • Antonio Vivaldi

      Concerto for two violins in G minor RV 517

      Performers: Isaac Stern and David Oistrakh (violins), Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy (conductor)

      • SONY 68961.
  • Claude Debussy

    Prelude a l'apres d'un faune

    Performers: Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor)

    • DECCA 4174882.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Violin Sonata No.7 in C minor

    Performers: Isaac Stern (violin), Eugene Istomin (piano)

    • SONY 64524.
  • 10.30: Richard Coles' Choice

    • Francis Poulenc

      Clarinet Sonata

      Performers: Nash Ensemble

      • HYPERION CDA 672556.
  • Richard Edwards

    In going to my naked bed

    Performers: The Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier (director)

    • ECM NEW SERIES 1512.
  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Edward Elgar

      Enigma Variations Op.36

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux (conductor)

      • DECCA 4797902.
  • Schumann (arr Cassidy)

    Kinderszenen Nos. 1,2 & 7

    Performers: Philip Edward Fisher (piano), The Brodsky Quartet

    • CHANDOS CHAN10708.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Variations on a theme of Corelli Op.42

    Performers: Mikhail Pletnev (piano)

    • DG 4596342.

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