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Tuesday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Essential CD of the Week: Sergei Nakariakov: Trumpet and Piano; Physicist Brian Foster; Rob's Essential Choice: Beethoven: Violin Sonata (Kreutzer).

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

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

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.

Rob's Essential Choice
Beethoven: Violin Sonata, Op.47 'Kreutzer'
Jascha Heifetz (violin)
Brooks Smith (piano)
RCA 09026 61747-2.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Ritournelle (Suite 'Les Boreades')

    Performers: Calefax Reed Quintet

    • MDG 619 1374-2.
  • 9.01 [0.01]

    • Suk

      Fantastic Scherzo

      Performers: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Mackerras (conductor)

      • DECCA 466 443-2.
  • 9.16 [0.16] Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Brandt

      Konzertstück No. 2

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

      • TELDEC 2564 67209-2.
  • 9.24 [0.24]

    • Michael Praetorius

      Terpsichore: Spagnoletta; Volte

      Performers: Collegium Terpsichore, Fritz Neumeyer (conductor)

      • DG 469 641-2.
  • 9.30 [0.30]

    • Béla Bartók

      For Children, Sz42 Vol. 1 Nos 1-4

      Performers: Dezsö Ránki (piano)

      • TELDEC 9031 76139-2.
  • 9.35 [0.35]

    • Alexander Glazunov

      Concerto Waltz No. 2 in F major, Op. 51

      Performers: Bolshoi Theatre Symphony Orchestra, Evgeny Svetlanov (conductor)

  • 9.44 [0.44]

    • Maurice Ravel


      Performers: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

      • DG 423 217-2.
  • 10.01 [1.01]

    • Johann Strauss II

      Czardas (Aschenbrodel [Cinderella], Act III)

      Performers: National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge (conductor)

      • DECCA 470 522-2.
  • 10.06 [1.06]

    • Johannes Brahms

      Klavierstucke, Op.118

      Performers: Radu Lupu (piano)

      • DECCA 417 599-2.
  • 10.30 [1.30] Prof. Brian Foster's Choice

    • Giovanni Gabrieli

      Canzon IV à 6; O Jesu mi dulcissime

      Performers: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Richard Farnes / Stephen Layton (organ), Stephen Cleobury (director)

      • DECCA 417 468-2.
  • 10.42 [1.42] Prof. Brian Foster's Choice

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Toccata in G major, BWV 916

      Performers: Glenn Gould (piano)

      • CBS M2K42269.
  • 10.54 [1.54]

    • Robert Schumann

      Einsame Blumen [Lonely Flowers], Verrufene Stelle [Haunted Spot] (Waldszenen, Op.82)

      Performers: William Backhaus (piano)

      • DECCA 433 899-2.
  • 11am [2.00] Rob's Essential Choice

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Violin Sonata, Op. 47 'Kreutzer'

      Performers: Jascha Heifetz (violin), Brooks Smith (piano)

      • RCA 88691 915552.
  • 11.31 [2.31]

    • Anon.

      Anon. - A Health to Betty

      Performers: Freddy Eichelberger (harpsichord)

  • 11.34am [2.34]

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Oboe Concerto in C major, K.314

      Performers: John de Lancie (oboe), Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy (conductor)

      • SONY CLASSICAL SM3K 47215.


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