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Monday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Essential CD of the Week: Sergei Nakariakov: Trumpet and Piano; Physicist Brian Foster's favourite pieces of music; Janacek: String Quartets.

9am
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Sergei Nakariakov: Trumpet and Piano TELDEC 2564 67209-2

9.30-10.30am
A daily brainteaser, and Rob's recommended performance by the next pianist in Peter Donohoe's survey of 50 Great Pianists.

10.30am
In World Space Week, Rob Cowan's guest on Essential Classics is the distinguished British physicist Professor Brian Foster OBE, who is currently European Director of the Global Design Effort for the International Linear Collider at CERN in Switzerland. He graduated from the University of Oxford with a D.Phil in particle physics, became successively a lecturer, then Reader and finally Professor in Experimental Physics at the University of Bristol, and then held the equivalent position at Oxford University from 2003. He is currently Head of the Department of Particle Physics at Oxford. He was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize in 1999 and the Max Born Medal and Prize in 2003.
Music is a consuming passion for Brian Foster. He is an enthusiastic amateur violinist, and has collaborated with the young professional violinist Jack Liebeck on the Superstrings project, a lecture which links Einstein's favourite instrument, the violin, with many of the concepts of modern physics, showing how Einstein's ideas have shaped our concepts of space, time, and the evolution of the Universe.

11am
Janacek: String Quartets
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

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Mon 1 Oct 2012 09:00

Music Played

  • Frédéric Chopin

    Etude in G flat major, Op.25 No. 9 'Butterfly'

    Performers: Tamás Vásáry (piano)

    • DG 477 5510.
  • 9.01 [0.01] Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Arensky

      Concert Waltz

      Performers: Sergei Nakariakov (trumpet), Alexander Markovich (piano)

      • TELDEC 2564 67209-2.
  • 9.06 [0.06]

    • Sergei Prokofiev

      Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34

      Performers: Berlin Soloists

      • WARNER APEX 0927 49637-2.
  • 9.16 [0.16]

    • Joseph Haydn

      Piano Sonata in E minor Hob XVI:34

      Performers: András Schiff (piano)

      • TELDEC 0630 17141-2.
  • 9.30am [0.30] Today's Brainteaser

    • Richard Strauss

      'Morgen', Op.27 No 4

      Performers: Elizabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), London Symphony Orchestra, George Szell

      • EMI 87318-2.
  • 9.36am [0.36]

    • Suk

      Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 2

      Performers: Suk Trio

      • SUPRAPHON 1532-2.
  • 9.55am [0.55]

    • Frédéric Chopin

      Andante spianato et Grande polonaise

      Performers: Halina Czerny-Stefanska (piano)

      • SUPRAPHON SU3605-2.
  • 10.10am [1.10]

    • Falla

      Three Dances from 'The Three-Cornered Hat'

      Performers: Czech Philharmonic, Jean Fournet

      • SUPRAPHON 110668-2 [not yet released].
  • 10.24am [1.24]

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Well-tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude & Fugue in F minor

      Performers: Wilhelm Kempff (piano)

      • DG 463 020-2.
  • 10.30 [1.30] Prof. Brian Foster's Choice

    • Maurice Ravel - String Quartet: 1st movement (Allegro moderato – Très doux)

      Performers: Quatuor Ebène

  • 10.45am [1.45] Prof. Brian Foster's Choice

    • Ysaye

      Sonata No. 3 in D minor "Ballade" for solo violin, Op. 27 No. 3

      Performers: Jack Liebeck (violin)

      • QUARTZ QTZ2002.
  • 11.55am [1.55]

    • Johannes Brahms

      Klavierstucke, Op.76 No.2 - Capriccio in B minor; No.3 - Intermezzo in A flat

      Performers: Gerard Oppitz (piano)

      • QUARTZ QTZ2002.
  • 11am [2.00]

    • Leos Janáček

      String Quartet No.1 'Kreutzer Sonata'

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

  • 11.21am [2.21]

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue, BWV 903

      Performers: Alexis Weissenberg (piano)

      • EMI CZS 574144-2.
  • 11.34 [2.34]

    • Dmitry Shostakovich

      Piano Trio No.2 in E minor, Op.67

      Performers: Beaux Arts Trio

      • PHILIPS 432 079-2.

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