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Thursday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Essential CD of the Week: Artist of the Week: clarinettist Eduard Brunner; Rob's Essential Choice: Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No 2 in G minor, Op 62.

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Frederick Fennell conducting the London Pops and Eastman-Rochester Pops Orchestras:
MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 434 356-2

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, the clarinettist Eduard Brunner.

10.30am
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.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No 2 in G minor, Op 62.
Igor Oistrakh (violin),
Philharmonia Orchestra,
Alceo Galliera (conductor).
EMI 62889.

3 hours

Music Played

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

    • Arthur Benjamin

      Jigg it e Foot (Cotillon Suite)

      Performers: London Pops Orchestra, Frederick Fennell (conductor)

      • MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 434 356-2.
  • Jaromír Weinberger

    Polka and Fugue from Schwanda the Bagpiper

    Performers: Eastman Rochester Pops Orchestra, Frederick Fennell (conductor)

    • MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 434 356-2.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise

    Performers: Max Hobart (violin), Nancy Crutcher Tunnicliffe (bagpipes), Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams (conductor)

    • PHILIPS 420 946-2.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Alborado del gracioso

    Performers: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle (conductor)

    • EMI 54204.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude

    Sonata in C minor, Op. 2 No. 4

    Performers: The Purcell Quartet

    • CHANDOS CHAN 0784.
  • 9.35: Artist of the Week - Eduard Brunner

    • Dmitry Shostakovich

      4 Waltzes for flute, clarinet and piano

      Performers: Andras Adorjan (flute), Eduard Brunner (clarinet), Robert Levin (piano)

      • TUDOR 727.
  • Albert Ketèlbey

    Sanctuary of the Heart

    Performers: London Promenade Orchestra, Alexander Faris (conductor)

    • PHILIPS 400 011-2.
  • Karol Szymanowski

    Litany to the Virgin Mary, Op. 59

    Performers: Elzbieta Szmytka (soprano), City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle (conductor)

    • EMI 55121.
  • 10am: Artist of the Week - Eduard Brunner

    • Carl Maria von Weber

      Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 73

      Performers: Eduard Brunner (clarinet), Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Oleg Caetani (conductor)

      • ORFEO C 067831 A.
  • 10:30: Jonathan Yeo's Choices

    • Giacomo Puccini

      O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicci)

      Performers: Monserrat Caballé (soprano), London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Mackerras (conductor)

      • EMI 2648452.
  • Richard Wagner - Prelude and Liebestod (Tristan and Isolde)

    Performers: Philadelphia Orchestra, Christian Thielemann (conductor)

  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Sergei Prokofiev

      Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 62

      Performers: David Oistrakh (violin), Philharmonia Orchestra, Alceo Galliera (conductor)

      • EMI 5 69331 2.
  • Arthur Benjamin

    Jigg it e Foot

  • Jaromír Weinberger

    Polka and Fugue from Schwanda the Bagpiper

    Conductor: Frederick Fennell. Orchestra: Eastman Rochester Pops Orchestra.
    • Mercury Living Presence.
  • Peter Maxwell Davies

    An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise

    Performer: Nancy Crutcher Tunnicliffe. Orchestra: Boston Pops Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
    • Pops Britannia: John Williams/Boston Pops Orchestra.
    • Philips.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Alborado del gracioso

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Ravel: Sheherazade; Ma Mere l'Oye; La Valse: BSO/Rattle.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 7.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude

    Sonata in C minor Op. 2 No. 4

  • Albert Ketèlbey

    Sanctuary of the Heart

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    4 Waltzes for flute, clarinet and piano

  • Karol Szymanowski

    Litany to the Virgin Mary

  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor Op. 73

  • Giacomo Puccini

    O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicci)

  • Richard Wagner - Prelude & Liebestod (Tristan and Isolde)

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Violin Concerto No. 2

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