Rob Cowan presents musical evocations of winter, by Rimsky-Korsakov, Leopold Mozart and Debussy among others. Plus Mozart and Szymanowski and the latest in a series of cantatas.
This week, Rob Cowan's regular J S Bach cantata turns out not to be by Bach, but by Telemann. The actual Bach cantata for this date in the Lutheran calendar is lost, but for many years, Das ist je gewisslich wahr (This is now the gospel truth) has been classified within the Bach cycle of sacred works as BWV 141.
Today Rob also celebrates winter dreams, composers' evocations of this season of the year. We hear works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Leopold Mozart and Debussy among others, and elsewhere in the programme are Mozart's Horn Concerto No, 1 in D major in the celebrated recording by Barry Tuckwell, and Szymanowski's Violin Concerto no, 2.