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Rob Cowan and a selection of music for Sunday including the classical exploration of folk traditions and the Bach Cantata of the week, no 93.

This week, Rob Cowan investigates how some composers and instrumentalists have combined folk and classical music traditions. Britten's suite on English folk tunes "A Time there was..." is complemented by Pablo Casals playing the Catalan song of the birds, and music from Hungary and the Czech republic. Along with string quartets from Brahms and Boccherini, a Mozart symphony, and Martin Roscoe's new recording of Beethoven piano sonata op. 78, there's also this week's J S Bach cantata, Wer nur den lieben Gott lasst walten, BWV 93.

3 hours

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Sun 8 Jul 2012 09:00

Music Played

  • Edvard Grieg

    Lyric Suite: March of the Dwarfs

    Performers: Hallé Orchestra/ Sir John Barbirolli

    • The Barbirolli Society.
    • CDSJB 1012.
  • Tarquinio Merula

    No, ch'io non mi fido

    Performers: Emma Kirkby (soprano), David Thomas (bass), Anthony Rooley (lute), Trevor Jones (bass violin)

    • Decca Eloquence.
    • 480 2143.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata Op. 78

    Performers: Martin Roscoe

    • Deux-Elles.
    • DXL 1163.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten, BWV 93

    Performers: Karl-Friedrich Beringer: Windsbacher Knabenchor; Deutsche Kammer-virtuosen, Berlin

    • Rondeau.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka in C sharp minor Op. 63/3

    Performers: Czerny-Stefanska

    • Muza.
    • PNCD 006.
  • Johannes Brahms

    String Quintet, Op. 34: Scherzo

    Performers: Zebra String Trio, Krysia Osostowicz (violin II), Richard Lester (cello)

    • Toccata Classics.
    • TOCC 0066.
  • Pepe Romero

    Flamenco Tanguillos

    Performers: Pepe Romero (guitar)

    • Mercury.
    • 434 361-2.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Mark yonder yonder pomp of costly fashion

    Performers: Georg Poplutz (tenor), Martin Haunhorst (violin), Bernhard Schswarz (cello), Rainer Maria Klaas (piano)

    • Brilliant Classics.
    • 94052/85.
  • Anon

    Anon - Hungarian Dance II

    Performers: Benkö Consort

  • Anon

    Anon - Ach neni, tu neni (Gone is my love)

    Performers: Jarmila Novotná (soprano), Jan Masaryk (piano)

  • Budashkin

    Fantasy on 2 Russian Melodies (Balalaikas)

    Performers: Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra / Vitaly Gnutov

    • Mercury.
    • 432 000-2.
  • Lenny Sayers

    3 Klezmer Melodies (clarinets)

    Performers: Fell Clarinet Quartet

    • Delphian.
    • DCD34083.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Suite on English Folk Tunes "A time there was …"

    Performers: City of Birmingham SO / Sir Simon Rattle

    • EMI.
    • 2 42743 2.
  • Trad.

    Ogundré uarere

    Performers: Patricia Petibon (vocal), Susan Manoff (piano), Joël Grare (percussion)

    • DG.
    • 477 9447.
  • Pablo de Sarasate

    Zapateado, Op. 23/2

    Performers: Leonid Kogan (violin), Naum Walter (piano)

    • Melodiya.
    • MEL CD 10 01292.
  • Trad.

    Song of the Birds

    Performers: Pablo Casals (cello), with orchestra

    • Sony Classical.
    • SMK 66573.
  • Franz Schubert

    The Trout

    Performers: Jussi Bjorling, Frederick Schauwecker (piano)

    • RCA.
    • GD 60520.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No. 30

    Performers: Staatskapelle Dresden / Otmar Suitner

    • Berlin Classics.
    • 0094732BC.
  • Claude Debussy

    Reflets dans l'Eau

    Performers: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli

    • Deutche Gramaphone.
    • 415 372 2.
  • Claude Debussy

    Hommage au Rameau

    Performers: Rubinstein

    • BMG Classics.
  • Claude Debussy


    Performers: Zoltan Kocsis

    • Philips.
    • 422 404 2.
  • Max Reger

    Bocklin Portraits: i "The Hermit with the Violin"

    Performers: SWF Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg / Hans Zenda

    • Glor.
    • GC10361.
  • Luigi Boccherini

    String Quartet Op. 44 No. 4 'La Tirana Spagnola'

    Performers: Quartetto Italiano

    • ICA Classics.
    • ICAC 5070.


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