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Friday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including CD of the Week: David Russell: The Grandeur of the Baroque; Rob's Essential Choice: Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Incidental Music).

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

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Incidental Music, Op 61)
Berlin Staatskapelle
Gunther Herbig (conductor)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0013402BC.

3 hours

Last on

Fri 13 Apr 2012 09:00

Music Played

  • Béla Bartók

    Bear Dance (No. 10 from 10 Easy Piano Pieces)

    Performers: Zoltan Kocsis (piano)

    • DECCA478 2364.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Suite: The Snow Maiden

    Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra, Anatole Fistoulari (conductor)

    • NAXOS CLASSICAL ARCHIVE 9.80562.
  • 9.19: Rob's CD of the Week

    • Sylvius Leopold Weiss

      Allemande and Passagaille (from Suite No. 14)

      Performers: David Russell (guitar)

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

    • Kabalevsky

      Sonatina Op. 13

      Performers: Daniel Barenboim (piano)

      • GUILD GHCD2390.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Mother Goose Suite

    Performers: Detroit Symphony Orchestra , Paul Paray (conductor)

    • MERCURY 434 343-2.
  • 10.30: Richard Davenport-Hines' Choices

    • Lord Berners

      Valses Bourgeoises

      Performers: Peter Lawson and Alan MacLean (piano duet)

      • ALBANY TROY 142.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Paraphrase on Nearer my God to Thee

    Performers: Nicholas Cox (clarinet), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Douglas Bostock (conductor)

    • CLASSICO SS 0297.
  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      A Midsummer Night's Dream (Incidental Music, Op. 61)

      Performers: Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra, Gunter Herbig (conductor)

      • BERLIN CLASSICS 0093122BC.
  • Béla Bartók

    Bear Dance

  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Suite: The Snow Maiden

  • Sylvius Leopold Weiss

    Allemande and Passagaille (from Suite No. 14)

  • Dmitri Kabalevsky

    Sonatina Op. 13

  • Maurice Ravel

    Mother Goose Suite

  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Letter Scene from Eugene Onegin, Act II

  • Lord Berners

    Valses Bourgoises

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer Night's Dream (Incidental Music, Op. 61)

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