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Wednesday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Artist of the Week: cellist Alban Gerhardt in Shostakovich: Spring Waltz; Sonata, Op 40; Rob's Essential Choice: Schumann: Symphony No 2 in C, Op 61.

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Barry McDaniel - Lieder by Schubert, Schumann, Wolf, Duparc and Debussy (AUDITE 23.426)

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, cellist Alban Gerhardt. Hear him in a pair of works by Shostakovich: Spring Waltz (from 8 pieces for cello and piano) and the Sonata in D minor for cello and piano, Op.40.

10.30am
Rob Cowan's guest this week is the novelist Alan Hollinghurst, winner of the 2004 Man Booker Prize for The Line of Beauty. Alan introduces his essential pieces of classical music.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice

Schumann
Symphony No. 2 in C, Op.61
Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra Michael Gielen (conductor) HANSSLER CD 93.259.

3 hours

Music Played

  • 9am: Artist of the Week - Alban Gerhardt

    • Dmitry Shostakovich

      Spring Waltz, from 8 Pieces for cello and piano

      Performers: Alban Gerhardt (cello), Steven Osborne (piano)

      • HYPERION CDA67534.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048

    Performers: The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock (conductor)

    • ARCHIV 423 492-2.
  • 9.13: Rob's CD of the Week

    • Robert Schumann

      Meine Rose, Op. 90 No. 2

      Performers: Barry McDaniel (baritone), Hertha Klust (piano)

      • AUDITE 23.426.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Morceau de Concert in G, Op. 62

    Performers: Ulf Hoelscher (violin), New Philharmonia Orchestra, Pierre Dervaux (conductor)

    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS 94308.
  • Johann Strauss II - Schäfer-Quadrille, Op. 217

    Performers: Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in F major, RV.99

    Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico.

    Performers: Xavier de Maistre (harp), L’arte del mondo, Werner Ehrhardt (conductor)

    • SONY 88697937732.
  • 10am: Artist of the Week - Alban Gerhardt

    • Dmitry Shostakovich

      Sonata in D minor for cello and piano, Op. 40

      Performers: Alban Gerhardt (cello), Steven Osborne (piano)

      • HYPERION CDA67534.
  • 10.30: Alan Hollinghurst's Choices

    • Franz Schubert

      Der Doppelgänger

      Performers: Feodor Chaliapin (bass), Unnamed orchestra, Eugene Goosens (conductor)

      • PEARL GEMM CDS 9208.
  • Rott

    Symphony in E, 3rd movment

    Performers: Radio Symphonieorchester Wien, Dennis Russell Davies (conductor)

    • CPO 999 854-2.
  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Robert Schumann

      Symphony No. 2 in C, Op. 61

      Performers: Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Michael Gielen (conductor)

      • HANSSLER CD 93.259.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in F, K.438

    Performers: Irina Zahharenkova (piano)

    • CLASSICAL RECORDS CR-150.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Horn Concerto No. 2 in D, Hob. VIId.4

    Performers: Wilhelm Bruns (natural horn), Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Fey (conductor)

    • HANSSLER CD 98.611.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Spring Waltz, from 8 Pieces for cello and piano

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 BWV 1048

  • Robert Schumann

    Meine Rose Op. 90 No. 2

  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Morceau de Concert in G Op. 62

  • Johann Strauss II - Schafer-Quadrille

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in F major, RV.99

    Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Concertino in E flat for clarinet and orchestra

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Sonata in D minor for cello and piano Op. 40

  • Franz Schubert

    Der Doppelganger

  • Rott

    Symphony in E (3rd movement)

  • Robert Schumann

    Symphony No. 2 in C, Op. 61

  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in F, K.438

  • Joseph Haydn

    Horn Concerto No 2 in D major, H VIId 4

    Performer: Wilhelm Bruns. Orchestra: Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Fey.
    • Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 31 (Volume 14): Bruns/Heidelberger Sinfoniker/Fey.
    • Hanssler Classics.

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