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Thursday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Essential CD of the Week: Mady Mesplé - Edition du 80ème Anniversaire and Essential Choice: Bruckner arr Stadtmair. Adagio for String Orchestra.

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
Bruckner arr. Stadtmair: Adagio for String Orchestra
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Herbert Blomstedt (conductor)
DECCA 458 964-2.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Ottorino Respighi

    Brazilian Impressions

  • Du Mont


    Performers: Ensemble Correspondances

  • 9.02am

    • Joseph Haydn

      String Quartet in G major, Op. 77 No. 1

      Performers: Kocian Quartet

      • PRAGA DIGITALS PRD 250 157.
  • 9.26: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Francis Poulenc


      Performers: Mady Mesplé (soprano), Gabriel Tacchino (piano)

      • EMI 095003-2.
  • 9.31am

    • C.P.E. Bach

      Hamburger Sonata in G major

      Performers: Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord), Kammerakademie Potsdam

      • EMI 084220-2.
  • 9.42am

    • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka


      Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra, Anatole Fistoulari (conductor)

      • GUILD GHCD 2391.
  • 9.52am

    • Frederick Delius

      Irmelin Prelude

      Performers: The Cleveland Orchesrta, Christoph von Dohnányi (conductor)

      • MAA-01032-C.
  • 9.58am

    • Gioachino Rossini

      Guillaume Tell: Act 4, scene 2: "Vengeance... Guillame est prisonnier"; "Amis, amis, secon

      Performers: Arnold: John Osborn (tenor), Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano (conductor)

      • EMI 28826-2.
  • 10.05am: Artist of the Week - Isabelle Faust

    • Gabriel Fauré

      Violin Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 108

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

      • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 901741.
  • 10.26am

    • Eric Coates

      London Calling

      Performers: BBC Concert Orchestra, John Wilson (conductor)

      • ASV CD WHL2112.
  • 10.30: Andrew Graham-Dixon's Choice

    • Giuseppe Verdi

      "Teneste la promessa... Addio, del passato" (La Traviata, Act III)

      Performers: Violetta: Maria Callas (soprano), Turin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gabriele Santini (conductor)

      • NAXOS 8110300-01.
  • 10.45: Andrew Graham-Dixon's Choice

    • Frédéric Chopin

      Waltz in A flat major Op. 34 No. 1 'Valse brillante'; Waltz in A minor, Op. 34 No. 2

      Performers: Mikhail Pletnev (piano)

      • DG 453 456-2.
  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Anton Bruckner

      Adagio for string orchestra (3rd mvt of String Quintet arr. Hans Stadlmair)

      Performers: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Herbert Blomstedt (conductor)

      • DECCA 458 964.
  • 11.18am

    • Hahn

      A Chloris

      Performers: Mady Mesple (soprano), Dalton Baldwin (piano)

      • EMI 095003-2.
  • 11.22am

    • Alexander Glazunov

      Stenka Razin

      Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra, Anatole Fistoulari (conductor)

      • GUILD GHCD 2391.
  • 11.38am

    • Ottorino Respighi

      Brazilian Impressions

      Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati (conductor)

      • MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 432 007-2.


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