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Thursday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Artist of the Week: Alban Gerhardt. Reger: Cello Suite No 1. Dohnanyi: Konzertstuck in D, Op 12; Rob's Essential Choice: Sibelius: Symphony No 3.

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. Today we hear him perform works by Reger (Cello Suite No. 1 in G, Op.131c No. 1) and Dohnanyi (Konzertstuck for cello and orchestra in D, Op.12).

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

Sibelius
Symphony No. 3 in C, Op.52
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)
RCA 09026-60434-2.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Anon.

    Imperiale seconda

    Performers: King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)

    • HYPERION CDD22072.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Finlandia, Op. 26

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis (conductor)

    • RCA 82876-55706-2.
  • 9.18 Rob's CD of the Week

    • Claude Debussy

      Le promenoir des deux amants

      Performers: Barry McDaniel (baritone), Aribert Reimann (piano)

      • AUDITE 23.426.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Minuets, K.568 – No. 10 in D; No. 9 in B flat; No. 4 in E flat; No. 2 in F; and No. 12 in

    Performers: London Mozart Players, Harry Blech (conductor)

    • FHR REMASTERS FHR15.
  • 9.30: Artist of the Week - Alban Gerhardt

    • Max Reger

      Cello Suite No. 1 in G, Op. 131c No. 1

      Performers: Alban Gerhardt (cello)

      • HYPERION CDA675812.
  • Sammartini

    Symphony in E, JC31

    Performers: Accademia d'Arcadia, Alessandra Rossi Lurig (conductor)

    • Brilliant Classics 94356.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Cherubic Hymn

    Performers: USSR Ministry of Culture State Chamber Choir, Valeri Polyansky (conductor)

    • MELODIYA MEL CD 10 01872.
  • 10.05: Artist of the Week - Alban Gerhardt

    • Dohnányi

      Konzertstück for cello and orchestra in D major, Op. 12

      Performers: Alban Gerhardt (cello), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Carlos Kalmar (conductor)

      • HYPERION CDA67544.
  • 10.30: Alan Hollinghurst's Choices

    • Adès

      Three Mazurkas, No. 2

      Performers: Thomas Adès (piano)

      • EMI 0 88560 2.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95

    Performers: Quartetto Italiano

    • PHILIPS 420 797-2.
  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Jean Sibelius

      Symphony No. 3 in C, Op. 52

      Performers: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor)

      • RCA 09026-60434-2.
  • 11.28:

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Violin Sonata No. 10 in G, Op. 96

      Performers: Josef Suk (violin), Jan Panenka (piano)

      • SUPRAPHON SU 3441-2 114.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Violin Sonata No. 10 in G, Op.96

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