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Wednesday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including CD of the Week; Artist of the Week: clarinettist Eduard Brunner; Rob's Essential Choice: Glazunov: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op 82.

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Frederick Fennell conducting the London Pops and Eastman-Rochester Pops Orchestras:

A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, the clarinettist Eduard Brunner.

Rob Cowan's guest for the week is artist Jonathan Yeo who made his name as a contemporary portraitist in the late 1990s, exhibiting frequently at the National Portrait Gallery. Jonathan introduces his essential pieces of classical music.

Rob's Essential Choice

Glazunov: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op 82.
Nathan Milstein (violin),
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra,
William Steinberg.
EMI 67250.

3 hours

Music Played

  • 9am: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Arthur Benjamin

      Marlborough's Victory (Cotillon Suite)

      Performers: London Pops Orchestra, Frederick Fennell (conductor)

      • MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 434 356-2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Keyboard Concerto in G minor, BWV 1058

    Performers: Christoph Rousset (harpsichord), Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood (conductor)

    • L’OISEAU LYRE 443 326-2.
  • 9.15: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Edward German

      Henry VIII Dances

      Performers: London Pops Orchestra, Frederick Fennell (conductor)

      • MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 434 356-2.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Pavane, Op. 50

    Performers: Montreal Symphony Chorus, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (conductor)

    • DECCA 421 440-2.
  • 9.30: Artist of the Week - Eduard Brunner

    • Lutoslawski

      Dance Preludes

      Performers: Eduard Brunner (clarinet), Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Witold Lutoslawski (conductor)

      • PHILIPS 416 817-2.
  • Henryk Wieniawski

    Legende, Op. 17

    Performers: Arthur Grumiaux (violin), New Philharmonia Orchestra, Edo De Waart (conductor)

    • PHILIPS 422 274-2.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Two Waltzes, Op. 69 Nos. 1 and 2

    Performers: Artur Rubinstein (piano)

    • RCA (1963) RD89564.
  • 9.50: Artist of the Week - Eduard Brunner

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Serenade in E flat, K.375

      Performers: Heinz Holliger and Louise Pellerin (oboes), Eduard Brunner and Elmar Schmid (clarinets), Hermann Baumann and Radovan Vlatkovic (horns), Klaus Thunemann and Matthew Wilkie (bassoons)

      • PHILIPS 420 183-2.
  • 10:30: Jonathan Yeo's Choice

    • Sergei Prokofiev

      Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67

      Performers: Sting (narrator), Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Claudio Abbado (conductor)

      • DG 429 396 2.
  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Alexander Glazunov

      Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82

      Performers: Nathan Milstein (violin), RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, William Steinberg (conductor)

      • NAXOS 8.110975.
  • 11.20:

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      String Quartet in A, Op. 18 No. 2

      Performers: Guarneri Quartet

      • RCA 82876-55704-2.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    "Qui Radames verra!... O patria mia" (Aida)

    Performers: Leontyne Price (soprano), Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta (conductor)

    • DECCA 467 913-2.


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