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Monday - Rob Cowan

with Rob Cowan and this week's guest, the art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon. They will be talking about music, art and the Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 festival taking place in London.

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Mady Mesplé, Edition du 80ème Anniversaire. EMI CLASSICS 095003 2

9.30am
A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week, German violinist Isabelle Faust.

10.30am
This week Rob's guest is the art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon, who has presented landmark series on art for the BBC. They will be talking about Andrew's love of music and art and will discuss the Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 festival, which will see a range of contemporary artists - including choreographers, poets, composers and visual artists - respond to paintings by the Renaissance master Titian, with works displayed at the National Gallery and performed by the Royal Ballet.

11am
Puccini: Turandot: excerpt
The recommended recording as chosen in Building a Library from last Saturday's CD Review.

3 hours

Last on

Mon 9 Jul 2012 09:00

Music Played

  • Franz Liszt

    Benediction de Dieu dans la solitude

  • Alexander Borodin

    Dance of the Polovtsian Maidens

    Performers: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, William Steinberg (conductor)

    • EMI 0 26486 2.
  • 9.03am

    • Alexander Borodin

      Polovtsian Dances

      Performers: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, William Steinberg (conductor)

      • EMI 0 26486 2.
  • 9.15am

    • Frédéric Chopin

      Fantasie in F minor, Op. 49

      Performers: Nelson Freire (piano)

      • WARNER 2564 63676-2.
  • 9.27: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Offenbach

      "Pedro possède une guitare" (Monsieur Choufleuri restera chez lui le…)

      Performers: Mady Mesplé (soprano), Charles Burles (tenor), Orchestre Philharmonic de Monte Carlo, Manuel Rosenthal (conductor)

      • EMI 095003-2   .
  • 9.30am

    • Igor Stravinsky

      Fireworks, Op.4

      Performers: Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Igor Stravinsky (conductor)

      • SONY SM3K 46291.
  • 9.37: Artist of the Week - Isabelle Faust

    • Bach reconstr.

      Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052R

      Performers: Isabelle Faust (violin), Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

      • HANSSLER 92.138.
  • 10.00am

    • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

      Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Igor Markevitch (conductor)

      • PHILIPS 442 643-2.
  • 10.15am

    • Pokorny

      Concerto for two horns, harpsichord and orcehstra in E flat

      Performers: Zdenek & Bedrich Tylsar (horns), Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Valek (conductor)

      • SUPRAPHON SU 3902-2.
  • 10.30: Andrew Graham-Dixon's Choices

    • William Walton

      Belshazzar's Feast (excerpt: And in that same hour; Then sing aloud to God our strength;

      Performers: Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone), BBC Symphony Chorus & Orchestra, Andrew Davis (conductor)

      • TELDEC 4509 97868-2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude & Fugue in E major, BWV 854 (Book 1 of the Well-tempered Clavier)

    Performers: Evgeny Koroliov (piano)

    • TACET 93.
  • 11.53am

    • Engelbert Humperdinck

      String Quartet movement in C minor, Op.38

      Performers: Diogenes Quartet

      • CPO 777 547-2.
  • 11am

    • Giacomo Puccini

      Turandot (conclusion of Act II)

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

  • 11.23am

    • Graupner

      Ouverture in F major for 2 horns, timpani, 2 chalumeaux, string & cembalo, GWV52

      Performers: Arts Antiqua Austria, Gunar Letzbor (conductor)

      • CHALLENGE CLASSICS CCS72539.
  • 11.40am

    • Franz Liszt

      Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude (Harmonies poétiques et religieuses)

      Performers: Louis Kentner (piano)

      • VOX BOX CDX2 5503.
  • 11.56am

    • Julius Fucik

      Fanfare Sounds

      Performers: Czech Philharmonic, Vaclav Neumann (conductor)

      • SUPRAPHON CO-2112.

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