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Monday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Essential CD of the Week: All Shall Be Well: Exultate Singers; Peter Hennessy's favourite music; Rob's Essential Choice: Wolf: Spanish Songbook.

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: All Shall Be Well: Exultate Singers, David Ogden - NAXOS 8.57276.

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, conductor Adrian Boult.

10.30am
This week Britain celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, only the second British monarch to celebrate 60 years on the throne. Rob Cowan's guest is the historian Lord Hennessy, who since 1992 has been Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary, University of London. He shares his essential pieces of classical music.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice

Wolf
Spanish Songbook
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

3 hours

Music Played

  • 9am: Artist of the Week - Adrian Boult

    • Rossini arr. Britten

      March from Soirées Musicales

      Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult (conductor)

      • LYRITA SRCD 246.
  • 9.02: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Sergey Rachmaninov

      Bogoroditsye Dyevo

      Performers: Exultate Singers, David Ogden (director)

      • NAXOS 8.572760.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Moments musicaux Op. 16 Nos. 2 & 5

    Performers: Jonathan Plowright (piano)

    • SOUND PROJECTS SPJP1002.
  • 9.12:

    • Alessandro Marcello

      Oboe Concerto in D minor

      Performers: Malcolm Messiter (oboe), Guildhall String Ensemble

      • RCA RD60224.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Polonaise from Eugene Onegin

    Performers: Dresden Staatskapelle, James Levine (conductor)

    • DG 431 611 2.
  • Suk

    Elegy for piano trio in A minor

    Performers: Suk Trio

    • SUPRAPHON 11 1532 2.
  • 9.37: Artist of the Week - Adrian Boult

    • Hector Berlioz

      Waverley: Overture Op. 1

      Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult (conductor)

      • FIRST HAND FHR07.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Variations on 'Bei Mannern welche Liebe fuhlen'

    Performers: Pierre Fournier (cello), Friedrich Gulda (piano)

    • REGIS RRC2092.
  • Edward German

    Henry VIII dances

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

    • MERCURY 434 356 2.
  • 10.30: Lord Hennessy's Choices

    • Trad.

      Blow the Wind Southerly

      Performers: Kathleen Ferrier (contralto)

      • DECCA 417 192 2.
  • Richard Wagner - Tannhauser: Overture

    Performers: Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux, Igor Markevitch (conductor)

  • Edvard Grieg

    Fugue in D major

    Performers: Mikhail Pletnev (piano)

    • DG 459 671 2.
  • 11am:

    • Wolf

      Wolf - Spanish Songbook (excerpts)

      Performers: The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday’s CD Review.

  • 11.30:

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K.467

      Performers: Robert Casadesus (piano), Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell (conductor)

      • SONY SM3K 46519.

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