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Thursday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Artist of the Week: the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble; Claire Taylor's favourite music; Rob's Essential Choice: Stravinsky: Orpheus.

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: a disc of Verdi opera choruses, preludes and ballet music conducted by Riccardo Muti: EMI 0980152.

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.

This week marks the biennial Sport Relief charity fund-raising effort, organized by Comic Relief in association with BBC Sport. Rob Cowan's Sport Relief guest is Claire Taylor MBE, who was named as the ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year in 2009. Claire introduces her essential pieces of classical music.

Rob's Essential Choice

Stravinsky: Orpheus
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 4596442.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Heraclio Fernández

    El Diablo Suelto

    Performers: John Williams (guitar), Alfonso Montes (cuatro)

    • SONY SK 90451.
  • Manuel de Zumaya

    ¡Albricias, mortales!

    Performers: Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore (conductor)

    • HYPERION CDA 67524.
  • 9.10: Rob's CD of the Week

    • Giuseppe Verdi

      Aida - Act II, Gloria all'Egitto, ad Iside; Triumphant March; Ballet; Vieni, o guerriero v

      Performers: Royal Opera Chorus, Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti (conductor)

      • EMI 0980152.
  • Robert Schumann

    Adagio und Allegro Op.70

    Performers: Mischa Maisky (cello), Martha Argerich (piano)

    • DG 4779524.
  • Harty

    A Comedy Overture

    Performers: Ulster Orchestra, Bryden Thomson (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 10194(3).
  • 9.45: Artists of the Week - Philip Jones Brass Ensemble & London Brass

    • Arban

      Variations on a Tyrolean Theme (arr. R Harvey)

      Performers: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble

      • CLAVES 508503.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Vespers – Dixit Dominus

    Performers: Monteverdi Choir, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • DECCA 4434822.
  • Rosetti

    Symphony in B flat major (Kaul I:25; Murray A49)

    Performers: Concerto Koln

    • WARNER APEX 2564625512.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in F K17

    Performers: Mikhail Pletnev

    • VIRGIN 5619612.
  • 10.20: Artists of the Week - Philip Jones Brass Ensemble & London Brass

    • Girolamo Frescobaldi

      Canzon Vigesimanona a 8 and Canzon a 4

      Performers: London Brass

      • WARNER APEX 0927408232.
  • 10.30: Claire Taylor's Choices

    • Edvard Grieg

      Piano Concerto in A minor – Adagio

      Performers: Radu Lupu (piano), London Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn (conductor)

      • DECCA 417 728-2.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No.7 - Scherzo Vivace

    Performers: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariss Jansons (conductor)

    • EMI 868732.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in G K.427

    Performers: Mark Swartzentruber

    • SOLO SLR1.
  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Igor Stravinsky


      Performers: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

      • DG 4596442.
  • Alexander Borodin

    Polovtsian Dances (arr. Geoffrey Wilcken)

    Performers: Ames Piano Quartet

    • DORIAN 90908.
  • 11.44:

    • Sergei Prokofiev

      Classical Symphony No. 1 in D 'Classical'

      Performers: Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti (conductor)

      • PHILIPS 4329922.
  • Vicente Emilio Sojo

    Quirpa Guatirena

    Performers: John Williams (guitar)

    • SONY SK 90451.


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