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Wednesday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Essential CD of the Week: Mady Mesple, Edition du 80eme Anniversaire. Andrew Graham-Dixon; Essential Choice: Haydn. Missa in tempore belli.

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

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

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.

Rob's Essential Choice
Haydn: Missa in tempore belli (Mass in Time of War), Hob.XXII:9
Elsie Morison (soprano)
Marjorie Thomas (contralto)
Peter Witsch (tenor)
Karl Christian Kohn (bass)
Bedrich Janacek (organ)
Bavarian Radio Choir and Symphony Orchestra
Rafael Kubelik (conductor)
DG 453 127-2.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Jean Sibelius

    Valse, Op. 34 No. 1

    Performers: Annette Servadei (piano)

    • REGIS RRC 1281.
  • 9.02am

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Symphony No. 31 in D, K.297 'Paris'

      Performers: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Josef Krips (conductor)

      • PENTATONE PTC 5186 199.
  • 9.20: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Léo Delibes

      Air des clochettes "Où va la heune hindoue" (Lakmé)

      Performers: Mady Mesplé (soprano), Orchestre du Theatre National de l’Opera de Paris, Jean-Pierre Marty (conductor)

      • EMI 095003-2.
  • 9.32am

    • Franz Schmidt

      Intermezzo (Notre Dame)

      Performers: Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Amsterdam, Yakov Kreizberg (conductor)

      • PENTATONE PTC 5186 461.
  • 9.39: Artist of the Week - Isabelle Faust

    • Franz Schubert

      Rondo Brilliant in B minor, D.895

      Performers: Isabelle Faust (violin), Alexander Melnikov (piano)

      • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 901870.
  • 9.55am

    • Franz Liszt


      Performers: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Kurt Masur (conductor)

      • EMI 574521-2.
  • 10.11am

    • Giacomo Puccini

      Menuet No.2 and 3 (3 Minuets of 1884)

      Performers: Quartetto di Roma

      • La Bottega Discantina 195.
  • 10.18am

    • Gabriel Fauré

      Berceuse, Op. 16; Morceau de lecture; Romance, Op. 28

      Performers: Isabelle Faust (violin), Florent Boffard (piano)

      • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC901741.
  • 10.30: Andrew Graham-Dixon's Choice

    • Franz Schubert

      Impromptu in E flat, D.899 No.2

      Performers: Maria Joao Pires (piano)

      • DG 457 550-2.
  • 10.37am: Andrew Graham-Dixon's Choice

    • Marin Marais

      La Reveuse (Pieces de viol, Book IV No.82)

      Performers: Jordi Savall (bass viol), Ton Koopman (clavecin), Hopkinson Smith (baroque guitar)

      • ASTREE AUVIDIS E 7727.
  • 10.49am

    • Waldteufel

      Mon Reve, Op.151

      Performers: Philharmonia Promenade Orchestra, Henry Krips (conductor)

      • EMI CZS 568289-2.
  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Joseph Haydn

      Missa in tempore belli, Hob.XXII:9

      Performers: Elsie Morison (soprano), Marjorie Thomas (contralto), Peter Witsch (tenor), Karl Christian Kohn (bass), Bedrich Janacek (organ), Choir and Symphony Orchestra of Bavarian Radio, Rafael Kubelik (conductor)

      • DG 453 127-2.
  • 11.40am

    • Igor Stravinsky


      Performers: Michel Beroff (piano), Orchestre de Paris, Seiji Ozawa (conductor)

      • EMI 648625-2.


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