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Rob Cowan presents musical responses to the weather, by Christian Sinding, Vaughan Williams, Poulenc and Offenbach. Plus a Bach cantata: Du Friedefurst, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV116.

From Debussy's evocation of the West Wind to lighter breezes depicted by Mendelssohn, Rob Cowan's selection today focuses on the way composers have responded to the weather. Among the composers featured are Christian Sinding and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Other major pieces include Poulenc's D minor Concerto for Two Pianos, and the Offenbach ballet music Gaîté Parisienne. This week's Bach Cantata is Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ (Thou Prince of Peace, Lord Jesus Christ), BWV 116, in a recording by the Bach Collegium Stuttgart directed by Helmut Rilling.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 25 Nov 2012 09:00

Music Played

  • Anon

    Anon - When she came in, she bobbed

    Performers: Jonathan Dunford (viola de gamba), Rob MacKillop (baroque guitar)

  • Christian Sinding

    Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 31 – iii

    Performers: Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Ari Rasilainen

    • Warmer Apex.
    • 0927-49373-2.
  • Franz Schubert

    Moment musical (D780) No. 3

    Performers: Valery Afanassiev (piano)

    • ECM.
    • 2215.
  • Frederick Delius

    North Country Sketches – iii (Dance)

    Performers: WNO Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

    • Decca.
    • 478 3079.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ (Thou Prince of Peace, Lord Jesus Christ), BWV 116

    Performers: Helmut Rilling, Bach Collegium Stuttgart, Auger, Watts, Harder, Huttenlocher

    • Hanssler.
    • HAN 92037.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Gaite Parisienne – sequence

    Performers: Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy

    • Sony.
    • SWK 48279.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in C RV558

    Performers: Staatskapelle Dresden, Vittorio Negri

    • Philips.
    • 432 281-2.
  • Claude Debussy

    Preludes, Book 1: Ce qu'a vu le vent d'Ouest

    Performers: Michel Beroff (piano)

    • EMI.
    • 74122 2.
  • Vincent d’Indy

    The Enchanted Forest Op. 8

    Performers: Pays de Loire P O, Pierre Dervaux

    • EMI.
    • 74136 2.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    May Breezes (Op. 62 / 1)

    Performers: Mischa Elman (violin), Joseph Seiger (piano)

    • Testament.
    • SBT4 1344.
  • Franz Schubert

    Winterreise: Auf dem flusse

    Arranger: Hans Zender Performers: Hans Peter Blochwitz (tenor), Ensemble Modern, Hans Zender

    • RCA.
    • 09026 68067 2.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Dark Pastoral for cello and orchestra

    Performers: Guy Johnson (cello), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Martin Yates

    • Dutton Epoch.
    • CDLX 7289.
  • Christian Sinding

    Rustle of Spring

    Performers: Eileen Joyce (piano)

    • Appian.
    • APR 7502.
  • Jean Sibelius


    Performers: Helsinki P O, Paavo Berglund

    • EMI.
    • 5 68646 2.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Waltz Op. 54 No. 1

    Performers: Cecilia String Quartet

    • Analekta.
    • AN 2 9892.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Concerto for two pianos in D minor

    Performers: Martha Argerich, Alexander Gurning (pianos), Swiss Italian Orchestra, Erasmo Capilla

    • DG.
    • 477 9884.
  • George Gershwin

    Cuban Overture

    Performers: London Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn

    • EMI.
    • CDC 7 47021 2.
  • Robert Schumann

    Vier doppelchörige Gesängle, Op. 141

    Performers: Netherlands Chamber Choir, Uwe Gronostay

    • Globe.
    • GLO 5147.
  • Agostino Steffani

    Liberta Liberta

    Performers: Daniela Mazzucato, Carolyn Watkinson, Early Music soloists directed by Alan Curtis

    • Archiv.
    • 479 0823.


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