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Monday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Essential CD of the Week: 20 Years of Accentus; Artists of the Week: the Juilliard Quartet; James Naughtie; Mozart: Piano Sonata No 8 in A minor, K310.

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.

Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K. 310
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

3 hours

Last on

Mon 26 Nov 2012 09:00

Music Played

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker (Act 2) Trépak

    Performers: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich (conductor)

    • DG 449 726-2.
  • 9.01: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Dieterich Buxtehude

      Hallelujah (Cantata BuxVW 15: Der Herr ist mit mir – The Lord is on my side)

      Performers: Accentus, Concerto Köln, Laurence Equilbey (director)

      • NAÏVE V5290.
  • 9.04am

    • Georges Bizet

      La Patrie Overture

      Performers: Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Paray (conductor)

      • MERCURY 434 321-2.
  • 9.15am

    • Joseph Haydn

      Piano Sonata in C major, Hob.XVI:48

      Performers: Vladimir Horowitz (piano)

      • SONY CLASSICAL 88697 88409-2.
  • 9.30am

    • Sergei Prokofiev

      Death of Tybalt (Romeo and Juliet)

      Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra, Efrem Kurtz (conductor)

      • EMI CDM764188-2.
  • 9.35am

    • Georg Philipp Telemann

      Concerto for 3 trumpets in D major

      Performers: The English Concert (incl. Mark Bennett, Michael Harrison, Nicholas Thompson: trumpets), Trevor Pinnock (conductor)

      • ARCHIV 439 893-2.
  • 9.45: Artists of the Week - The Julliard Quartet

    • Johannes Brahms

      String Quartet in C minor, Op. 51 No. 1

      Performers: Juilliard String Quartet

      • NEWTON CLASSICS 8802131.
  • 9.20am

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K.546

      Performers: Alexei Lubimov & Yury Martynov (fortepianos)

  • 10.30: James Naughtie's Choice

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Allegro finale (Piano Concerto in B flat, K.595)

      Performers: Emil Gilels (piano), Vienna Philharmonic, Karl Bohm (conductor)

      • DG 419 059-2.
  • 10.44: James Naughtie's Choice

    • Giuseppe Verdi

      Falstaff, an excerpt from Act II

      Performers: Falstaff: Tito Gobbi (bar), Alice: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (sop), Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor) with Quickly: Fedora Barbieri (mezzo), Meg: Nan Merriman (sop), Nannetta: Anna Moffo (sop), Bardolfo: Renato Ercolani (ten), Ford: Rolando Panerai (bar), Pistola: Nicola Zaccaria (bass)

      • EMI CMS 567083-2.
  • 11am

    • Hans Christian Lumbye

      Salut to August Bournonville

      Performers: Tivoli Symphony Orchestra, Giordano Bellincampi (conductor)

      • NAXOS 8.556843.
  • 11.04am

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Piano Sonata in A minor, K.310

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

  • 11.18am

    • Gabriel Fauré

      Pelleas et Melisande, Op. 80

      Performers: Karine Deshayes (soprano), Rouen Opera Orchestra of Haute-Normandie, Oswald Sallaberger (conductor)

  • 11.43am

    • George Frideric Handel

      Organ Concerto, Op.7 No.3

      Performers: Eduard Muller (organ), Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, August Wenzinger (conductor)

      • ARCHIV 431 335-2.


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