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Wednesday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Essential CD of the Week: 20 Years of Accentus; Artists of the Week: the Juilliard Quartet; James Naughtie; Essential Choice: Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante.

A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: 20 Years of Accentus, Laurence Equilbey - NAIVE V 5290

A daily brainteaser, and performances by the Artists of the Week, the Juilliard Quartet.

This Friday (30th November) is St Andrew's Day, and Rob Cowan's guest this week is Scottish BBC radio presenter James Naughtie, who since 1994 has been one of the main presenters of Radio 4's Today programme. Having begun his career in print journalism (The Aberdeen Press & Journal, The Scotsman, The Washington Post and The Guardian), James moved into radio presenting, presenting The Week In Westminster and moving on to The World At One. He has made several radio documentaries and series and has written three books: Playing the Palace: A Westminster Collection; The Rivals: The Intimate Story of a Political Marriage; and The Accidental American: Tony Blair and the Presidency.

James has been a presenter of the televised Proms since 1992, and has also presented opera programmes such as Radio 3's Opera News. He is the current host of Radio 4's Bookclub. Earlier this year he presented The New Elizabethans on Radio Four, a programme about notable people under the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, put on to honour her Diamond Jubilee. He was voted Sony Radio Awards Radio Personality of the Year in 1991 and Voice of the Listener and Viewer Award in 2001, and was installed as chancellor of the University of Stirling in 2008.

Rob's Essential Choice

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364
Igor Oistrakh (violin)
David Oistrakh (viola)
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Yehudi Menuhin (conductor)

3 hours

Music Played

  • Thomas

    Gavotte (Mignon)

    Performers: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN9765.
  • 9.03am

    • Joseph Haydn

      Trio for flute, cello and piano in D major, Hob.XV:16

      Performers: Hansgeorg Schmeiser (flute), Othmar Müller (cello), Matteo Fossi (piano)

      • NIMBUS NI 5883.
  • 9.20: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Jean Sibelius

      Sortunut aani, Op. 18 No. 1 [The Voice now stilled]

      Performers: Accentus, Eric Ericson (director)

      • NAÏVE V5290.
  • 9.22am

    • Liadov

      About Olden Times, Op. 21b

      Performers: Krasnoyarsk Symphony Orchestra, Ivan Shpiller (conductor)

  • 9.33am

    • Ralph Vaughan Williams

      Toccata Marziale

      Performers: Eastman Wind Ensemble, Donald Hunsberger (conductor)

      • SONY MK44916.
  • 9.40am

    • Dieterich Buxtehude

      Sonata in C major, Op. 1 No. 5

      Performers: Trio Settecento

      • CEDILLE CDR 90000 114.
  • 9.48am

    • Frederick Delius

      Walk to the Paradise Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet)

      Performers: Halle Orchestra, John Barbirolli (conductor)

      • Barbirolli Society SJB 1059-60.
  • 10.00: Artists of the Week - The Julliard Quartet

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      String Quartet in D minor, K.421

      Performers: Juilliard String Quartet

      • CBS M3YK45826.
  • 10.30: James Naughtie's Choice

    • Antonio Vivaldi

      Concerto in A minor, Op.9 No.5

      Performers: Rachel Podger (violin), Holland Baroque Orchestra

  • 10.44: James Naughtie's Choice

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Prelude & Fugue in B minor, BWV869 (Well-tempered Clavier, Book 1)

      Performers: Rosalyn Tureck (piano)

      • DG 463 305-2.
  • 11.00am

    • Trad. arr. Ball

      Star of the County Down

      Performers: Stjepan Hauser (cello), Yoko Misumi (piano)

  • 11.03am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola & orchestra in E flat major, K.364

      Performers: Igor Oistrakh (violin), David Oistrakh (viola), Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin (conductor)

      • BBC LEGENDS BBCL 4019-2.
  • 11.37am

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      "Jesus bleibet meine Freude" (Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV147)

      Performers: Mikaeli Chamber Choir, Orfeo 55, Nathalie Stutzman (conductor)

      • DG 481 0062.
  • 11.41am

    • Aaron Copland

      Clarinet Concerto

      Performers: William Blount (clarinet), Orchestra of St Luke’s, Dennis Russell Davies (conductor)

      • ASV CD AMM 158.


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