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Monday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Essential CD of the Week: David Russell: The Grandeur of the Baroque; Rob's Essential Choice: Bach: St Matthew Passion (excerpt).

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: this week (9th-13th April) performances from guitarist David Russell from his album The Grandeur of the Baroque: TELARC 33223-02

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, the Berlin Staatskapelle.

10.30am
This week marks the centenary of the ill-fated maiden voyage of one of the most famous ships in history, the White Star liner Titanic, which set sail from Southampton on 10 April 1912, and sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic five days later with the loss of 1500 lives. Rob Cowan's guest is the historian Richard Davenport-Hines, author of 'Titanic Lives'. Richard introduces his essential pieces of classical music.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice

Bach
St Matthew Passion (excerpt)
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

3 hours

Music Played

  • 9am: Rob's CD of the Week

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Sinfonia 6, BWV 792

      Performers: David Russell (guitar)

      • TELARC 33223-02.
  • Reznicek

    Overture: Donna Diana

    Performers: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Willi Boskovsky (conductor)

    • DECCA 421 170-2.
  • 9.07: Rob's CD of the Week

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Toccata (from Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 783)

      Performers: David Russell (guitar)

      • TELARC 33223-02.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Symphony in A, Wq182 No 4

    Performers: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Thomas Hengelbrock (conductor)

    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • 9.40: Artist of the Week - Daniel Barenboim

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Variations on 'Ah, vous dirai-je maman' K.265

      Performers: Daniel Barenboim (piano)

      • GUILD GHCD2390.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Leonore Overture No.3 in C Op.72a

    Performers: Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

    • TELDEC 25249.
  • 10.30: Richard Davenport-Hines' Choices

    • D’indy

      Symphonie sur un chant montagnard Cévenole (2nd movement)

      Performers: French Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Marek Janowski (conductor)

      • APEX 0927 49809-2.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Pavane for a Dead Infanta

    Performers: French National Orchestra, George Pretre (conductor)

    • EMI CDC 749637-2.
  • 11am:

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      St Matthew Passion (excerpt)

      Performers: The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday’s CD Review

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sinfonia 6 BWV 792

  • Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek

    Overture: Donna Diana

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Toccata (from Partita No. 6 in E minor BWV 783)

  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Symphony in A, Wq 182 No. 4

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Variations on 'Ah, vous dirai-je maman' K.265

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Leonore Overture No 2, Op 72a

    Orchestra: Staatskapelle Berlin. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Beethoven: Fidelio: Barenboim.
    • Teldec.
  • D'Indy

    Symphonie sur un chant montagnard Cevenole (2nd movement)

  • Maurice Ravel

    Pavane for a Dead Infanta

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