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Friday - Rob Cowan

Rob Cowan is joined all week by art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon to discuss music, art and the Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 festival taking place in London.

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
Sibelius: Symphony No.3 in C major, Op.52
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
Gennady Rozhdestvensky (conductor)

3 hours

Music Played

  • Gabriel Fauré

    Papillons, Op. 77

    Performers: François Salque (cello), Éric le Sage (piano)

    • ALPHA 600.
  • 9.03:

    • Ottorino Respighi

      The Pines of Rome

      Performers: Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati (conductor)

      • MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE 432 007-2.
  • 9.23: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Léo Delibes

      Les Filles de Cadiz

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

      • EMI 095 003 2.
  • 9.31: Artist of the Week - Isabelle Faust

    • Ernest Chausson

      Poème for violin and orchestra Op. 25

      Performers: Isabelle Faust (violin), Deutsches Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Marco Letonja (conductor)

      • HARMONIA MUNDI 901925.
  • 9.46:

    • Franz Liszt

      Mephisto Waltz No. 2

      Performers: Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)

      • EMI  557002.
  • 10.14: Artist of the Week - Isabelle Faust

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Violin Sonata in A major Op. 12 No. 2

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

      • HARMONIA MUNDI 902025.
  • 10.30: Andrew Graham-Dixon's Choices

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Requiem: Introitus; Kyrie; Dies irae; Tuba mirum

      Performers: Karita Mattila (soprano), Sara Mingardo (contralto), Michael Schade (tenor), Bryn Terfel (bass), Swedish Radio Choir, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado (conductor)

      • DG 463 181-2.
  • Franz Berwald

    Sinfonie singulière (Symphony No. 3) – 2nd movement

    Performers: Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Sixten Ehrling (conductor)

    • BIS CD 795796.
  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Jean Sibelius

      Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op. 52

      Performers: Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky (conductor)

      • MELODIYA CD 10 01669.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Zwei Totenlieder - No.1 'O ihr, die ihr heut mit mir zum Grabe heht'

    Performers: Choir of St. Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh, Duncan Ferguson (conductor)

    • DELPHIAN DCD34071.
  • 11.32:

    • Granados

      Trio Op. 50 for violin, cello and piano

      Performers: Beaux Arts Trio

      • PHILIPS 446 684-2.


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