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Wednesday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Essential CD of the Week: David Russell: The Grandeur of the Baroque; Rob's Essential Choice: Schumann: Symphony No 3 in E flat, Op 97 (Rhenish).

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

Schumann: Symphony No 3 in E flat, Op 97 (The Rhenish)
Berlin Staatskapelle
Daniel Barenboim (conductor)
WARNER 2564698462.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Edward Elgar

    Wand of Youth (Suite No 1, Op. 1a - Overture)

    Performers: Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras (conductor)

    • DECCA 433 214-2.
  • Edward Elgar

    Wand of Youth (Suite No 1, Op. 1a)

    Performers: Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras (conductor)

    • DECCA 433 214-2.
  • 9.18: Rob's CD of the Week

    • George Frideric Handel

      Overture (from Suite, HWV 432)

      Performers: David Russell (guitar)

      • TELARC 33223-02.
  • 9.35: Artist of the Week - Daniel Barenboim

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Prelude and Fugue No. 8 in D sharp minor (Well Tempered Clavier, Book II)

      Performers: Daniel Barenboim (piano)

      • WARNER CLASSICS 2564 61940-2.
  • Richard Strauss

    Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche

    Performers: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Fritz Reiner (conductor)

    • DECCA 467 122-2.
  • 10.20: Artist of the Week - Daniel Barenboim

    • Mozart

      Rondo in D, K.382

      Performers: English Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim (piano and conductor)

      • EMI 356513-2.
  • 10.30: Richard Davenport-Hines' Choices

    • Karol Szymanowski

      Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35 (2nd and 3rd mvts)

      Performers: Thomas Zehetmair (violin), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle (conductor)

      • EMI 555607-2.
  • Zemlinsky

    Trio in D minor, Op. 3 for clarinet, cello and piano (finale)

    Performers: Walter Boeykens (clarinet), Roel Dieltiens (cello), Robert Groslot (piano)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 901371.
  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Robert Schumann

      Symphony No. 3 in E flat, Op. 97 (The 'Rhenish')

      Performers: Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

      • TELDEC 2564 611792.
  • 11.34:

    • Joseph Haydn

      String Quartet in F minor Op. 20 No. 5

      Performers: Jerusalum Quartet

      • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 902030.
  • Edward Elgar

    Wand of Youth (Suite No. 1, Op. 1a Overture)

  • Edward Elgar

    Wand of Youth (Suite No. 1, Op. 1a)

  • George Frideric Handel

    Overture (from Suite HWV 432)

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and Fugue No. 8 in D sharp minor (Well Tempered Clavier, Book II)

  • Richard Strauss

    Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche

  • Mozart

    Rondo in D, K.382

  • Karol Szymanowski

    Violin Concerto No. 1 (mvmts 2 & 3)

  • Alexander von Zemlinsky

    Trio in D minor Op. 3 for clarinet, cello and piano (finale)

  • Robert Schumann

    Symphony No. 3 in E flat Op. 97 'Rhenish'

  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in F minor Op. 20 No. 5

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