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Thursday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Artist of the Week: violinist Isaac Stern; Rob's Essential Choice: Schubert. Piano Quintet in A, D667 (Trout). With Emil Gilels (piano).

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

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

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

Rob's Essential Choice

Piano Quintet in A D.667 -The Trout- Emil Gilels (piano) Amadeus Quartet DG 4496472.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Dag Wirén

    Serenade Op.11 - Scherzo

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

    • DECCA 4171322.
  • Crusell

    Clarinet Concerto No.1 in E flat major Op.1

    Performers: Martin Frost (clarinet), Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Okko Kamu (conductor)

    • BIS SACD 1723.
  • 9.26: Rob's CD of the Week

    • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      The Snow Maiden - Dance of the Comedians

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

  • 9.30: Artist of the Week - Isaac Stern

    • Sergey Rachmaninov


      Performers: Isaac Stern (violin), Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Frank Brieff (conductor)

      • SONY SK 45816.
  • Henry Purcell

    Timon of Athens - Overture and Curtain Tune

    Performers: The Parley of Instruments, Peter Holman (conductor)

    • HELIOS CDH55010.
  • 9.45: Artist of the Week - Isaac Stern

    • Antonio Vivaldi

      Concerto for Two Violins, Strings and Continuo in G RV516

      Performers: Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute), Isaac Stern (violin), Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Janos Rolla (conductor)

      • SONY SM2K 66472.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker (excerpt)

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn (conductor)

    • EMI 9676942.
  • Samuel Barber

    Violin Concerto

    Performers: Isaac Stern (violin), New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

    • SONY 93090.
  • 10.30: Richard Coles' Choices

    • Claude Debussy

      Reflets dans l'eau - Images No.1

      Performers: Arturo Benedetti Michaelangeli (piano)

      • DG 4698202.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

    Performers: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky (conductor)

    • ICAC 5053.
  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Franz Schubert

      Piano Quintet in A, D.667 'Trout'

      Performers: Emil Gilels (piano), Amadeus Quartet

      • DG 4497462.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Samstag (Scherzi Melodichi) by Telemann

    Performers: Ensemble Delerio

    • CAPRICCIO C5057.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Egmont Overture

    Performers: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

    • DECCA 4782721.


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