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Tuesday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Essential CD of the Week: All Shall Be Well: Exultate Singers; Peter Hennessy's favourite classical music; Rob's Essential Choice: Brahms: Symphony No 1.

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

Brahms: Symphony No. 1
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Adrian Boult (conductor)
ICA ICAC 5019.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz in G flat, Op. 70 No. 1

    Performers: Nikita Magaloff (piano)

    • NEWTON CLASSICS 880207612.
  • Juan del Encina

    Folia (Hoy comamos y bebamos) c. 1520

    Performers: Jordi Savall (viola da gamba), Micahel Behringer (claviorganum)

    • ALIA VOX AV 9805.
  • 9.06:

    • Antonín Dvořák

      In Nature's Realm Op. 91

      Performers: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Václav Neumann (conductor)

      • SUPRAPHON SU 4090 2.
  • 9.21: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

      Totus Tuus

      Performers: Exultate Singers, David Ogden (director)

      • NAXOS 8.572750.
  • 9.31: Artist of the Week - Adrian Boult

    • Gustav Holst

      The Perfect Fool

      Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult (conductor)

      • DECCA 480 2323.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sonata in G minor BWV 1020

    Performers: Reinhard Goebel (violin), Robert Hill (harpsichord)

    • ARCHIV 471 656 2.
  • 9.57:

    • Jacques Offenbach

      Overture 'Orpheus in the Underworld'

      Performers: L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet (conductor)

      • DECCA 425 848 2.
  • Louis Vierne

    24 Pieces in Free Style (excerpts): Prelude; Cortege; Canon; Divertissement

    Performers: Colin Walsh (organ of Lincoln Cathedral)

    • PRIORY PRCD319.
  • 10.20: Artist of the Week - Adrian Boult

    • George Frideric Handel

      Deeper and deeper; Waft her, angels (Jephtha)

      Performers: Kenneth McKellar (tenor), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Adrian Boult (conductor)

      • DECCA 480 4915.
  • 10.30: Lord Hennessy's Choices

    • Edward Elgar

      Cockaigne (In London Town) Concert Overture

      Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra, John Barbirolli (conductor)

      • EMI CDM566323 2.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat D.929: Andante con moto (2nd mvmt)

    Performers: Trio Fontenay

    • TELDEC 4509945582.
  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Johannes Brahms

      Symphony No. 1

      Performers: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Boult (conductor)

      • ICA ICAC 5019.
  • 11.45:

    • Chopin trans. Balakirev

      Romanza from Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor Op. 11

      Performers: James Rhodes (piano)

      • SIGNUM CLASSICS SIGCD308.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz in G flat, Op. 70 No. 1

  • Juan del Encina

    Folia 'Hoy comamos y bebamos'

    Performer: Jordi Savall. Performer: Michael Behringer.
    • Corelli, Marais, Martín y Coll, Ortiz & Anónimos: La Folia: Jordi Savall.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 5.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    In Nature's Realm Op. 91

  • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

    Totus Tuus

    Choir: Exultate Singers. Director: David Ogden.
    • Panufnik/Vaughan Williams/Tavener/Gorecki: All shall be well: Exultate Singers.
    • Naxos.
  • Gustav Holst

    The Perfect Fool

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sonata in G minor BWV 1020

  • Jacques Offenbach

    Orpheus in the Underworld (Overture)

    Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Conductor: Ernest Ansermet.
    • Your hundred best tunes Volume 2.
    • Decca.
    • 13.
  • Louis Vierne

    24 Pieces in Free Style (selection)

  • George Frideric Handel

    Deeper and deeper; Waft her, Angels (Jephtha)

  • Edward Elgar

    Cockaigne Overture

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • EMI.
  • Anon

    Anon - Our guest this week is Lord Hennessy

  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Trio No 2 in E flat major, D 929 (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Trio Fontenay.
    • Teldec.
  • Anon

    Anon - Our guest this week is Lord Hennessy

  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony No. 1

  • Chopin & Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev

    Romanza from Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

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