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Thursday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including CD of the Week: David Russell: The Grandeur of the Baroque; Rob's Essential Choice: Dvorak: Symphony No 7 in D minor, Op 70.

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

Dvorak: Symphony No 7 in D minor, Op 70
Berlin Staatskapelle
Otmar Suitner (conductor)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0092962BC.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Mozart arr. Triebensee

    Fin ch'han dall vino (Don Giovanni, K.527, Act I)

    Performers: Athena Ensemble

    • CHANDOS CHAN 6597.
  • Nicolai - Overture: The Merry Wives of Windsor

    Performers: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik (conductor)

  • Pokorny (formerly attrib. Boccherini)

    Flute Concerto in D

    Performers: Severino Gazzeloni (flute), I Musici

    • PHILIPS 438 377-2.
  • 9.25: Rob's CD of the Week

    • George Frideric Handel

      Passacaglia (from Suite, HWV 432)

      Performers: David Russell (guitar)

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

    • Johannes Brahms

      Scherzo (from the F-A-E Sonata)

      Performers: Pinchas Zukerman (violin), Daniel Barenboim (piano)

      • DG 437 248-2.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Silent Woods

    Performers: Jacqueline Du Pré (cello), Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

    • EMI 567341-2.
  • William Walton

    Suite from Henry V

    Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra, William Walton (conductor)

    • EMI CDM 565007-2.
  • 10.05: Artist of the Week - Daniel Barenboim

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Piano Sonata in E flat Op. 81a 'Les Adieux'

      Performers: Daniel Barenboim (piano)

      • DG 4631272.
  • 10.30: Richard Davenport-Hines' Choices

    • Sergei Prokofiev

      Suite: The Love for Three Oranges

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati (conductor)

      • MERCURY 432753-2.
  • Karol Szymanowski

    Four Studies, Op. 4 for piano (No. 3 in B flat minor)

    Performers: Martin Roscoe (piano)

    • NAXOS 8553016.
  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Antonín Dvořák

      Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70

      Performers: Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra, Otmar Suitner (conductor)

      • BERLIN CLASSICS 0092962BC.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Fin ch'han dall vino (Don Giovanni)

  • Otto Nicolai

    Overture: The Merry Wives of Windsor

  • František Xaver Pokorný

    Flute Concerto in D

  • Johannes Brahms

    Scherzo (F-A-E Sonata)

    Performer: Pinchas Zukerman. Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Brahms: Violin Sonatas: Zukerman, Barenboim.
    • DG.
    • 8.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Silent Woods

    Performer: Jacqueline du Pré. Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • The Concerto Collection: Jacqueline du Pre.
    • EMI Classics.
  • William Walton

    Henry V Suite arr Mathieson

    Conductor: William Walton. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • Walton: Henry V - Scenes from the film, and other film music: Sir William Walton.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata in E flat Op. 81a 'Les Adieux'

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata in E flat Op. 81a 'Les Adieux'

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    The Love for Three Oranges Suite, Op 33b

    Conductor: Antal Doráti. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Prokofiev: Symphony No.5/The Love for 3 Oranges Suite/Scythian Suite - Minneapol.
    • Mercury.
    • 5.
  • Karol Szymanowski

    Four Studies Op. 4 for Piano - No. 3 in B flat minor

  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphony No. 7

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