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23/12/2012

Rob Cowan delves into his record collection for instrumental music inspired by or drawn from opera by Wagner, Verdi, Mozart and Johann Strauss. And he introduces this week's cantata by J S Bach, Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn! (Prepare the paths, prepare the road!) BWV 132.

2 hours, 57 minutes

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Sun 23 Dec 2012 09:00

Music Played

  • Jaromír Weinberger

    Schwanda the Bagpiper - Polka and Fugue

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Rudolf Kempe.
    • SBT121281.
    • Testament.
    • 5.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn! (Prepare the paths, prepare the road!)BWV 132

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Rondo a capriccio in G Op. 129, 'Rage Over a Lost Penny'

  • Max Reger

    Böcklin Portraits: 'Isle of the Dead'

  • Juan Cabanilles

    Batalla Imperial

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Don Giovanni: De, vieni alla finestra

  • Giuseppe Verdi & Franz Liszt

    Il Trovatore: Miserere

  • Richard Wagner

    Tristan und Isolde: Love Music from Acts II and III

  • Leopold Godowsky & Johann Strauss (ii)

    Die Fledermaus

  • Franz Waxman

    Carmen Fantasy

  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Rigoletto - Parmi veder le lagrime (Act III)

  • Johann Sebastian Bach & Prof. Hugo Thomas

    Chaconne (D minor Partita)

  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Swan Lake - Waltz

  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Sonata pian' e forte

    Ensemble: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.
    • Decca Eloquence.
  • Hugo Alfvén

    Swedish Rhapsody No. 1

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Thamos, King of Egypt - Maestoso - allegro

  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Dances from Aleko: Men's Dance

    Performers: Royal Liverpool P O + Vasily Petrenko (conductor)

    • EMI.
    • 9 15473 2.
  • Peter Kiesewetter

    Tango pathétique

    Performers: Martha Argerich (piano), Gidon Kremer (violin), Mischa Maisky (cello)

    • DG.
    • 459 326-2.
  • Jaromír Weinberger

    Schwanda the Bagpiper – Polka and Fugue

    Performers: Royal P O + Rudolf Kempe (conductor)

    • Testament.
    • SBT12 1281.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn!

    Performers: Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir, Barbara Schlick, Kai Wessel, Christoph Prégardien, Klaus Mertens

    • Challenge Classics.
    • CC72202.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Rondo a capriccio in G Op. 129, 'Rage Over a Lost Penny'

    Performers: Alexis Weissenberg (piano)

    • EMI.
    • 7 69336 2.
  • Max Reger

    Böcklin Portraits: 'The Isle of the Dead'

    Performers: North German RSO + Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt (conductor)

    • Acanta.
    • 233594.
  • Juan Cabanilles

    Batalla Imperial

    Performers: Jonathan Woods (harpsichord)

    • Allegro.
    • PCD 1086.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Don Giovanni: De, vieni alla finestra

    Arranger: Anon (1792-1809) Performers: Wolfgang Schulz (flute), Hansjörg Schelleberger (oboe)

    • DG.
    • 423 611-2.
  • Giuseppe Verdi & Franz Liszt

    Il Trovatore: Miserere

    Performers: Aldo Ciccolini (piano)

    • EMI.
    • CDS 7 54142 2.
  • Richard Wagner

    Tristan und Isolde: Love Music from Acts II and III

    Arranger: Leopold Stokowski Performers: Philadelphia Orchestra + Leopold Stokowski (conductor)

    • Sony.
    • 88691971152.
  • Sergio Fiorentino (piano)

    Die Fledermaus

    Composer: Johann Strauss II & Leopold Godowsky

    • APR.
    • APR 7036.
  • Franz Waxman

    Carmen Fantasy

    Performers: Isaac Stern (violin), studio orchestra + Franz Waxman (conductor)

    • Sony.
    • SM2K 64 501.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Rigoletto - Parmi veder le lagrime (Act III)

    Performers: Placido Domingo (tenor), New Philharmonia Orchestra + Sherrill Milnes (conductor)

    • RCA.
    • 88691975792.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Chaconne (D minor Partita)

    Performers: Gordon Nikolitch (violin), Tenebrae

    • LSO Live.
    • LSO 0728.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Swan Lake: Waltz

    Performers: Berlin PO + Herbert Von Karajan (conductor)

    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 419 175-2.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Sonata pian' e forte

    Performers: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble

    • Decca Eloquence.
    • 480 6556.
  • Hugo Alfvén

    Swedish Rhapsody No. 1

    Performers: Philadelphia Orchestra + Eugene Ormandy (conductor)

    • RCA.
    • 88725417202.
  • Stef Conner

    This Endris Night

    Performers: Cadenza + Jenny Summerling (conductor)

    • Bright Star.
    • CACD03.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Thamos, King of Egypt - Maestoso - allegro

    Performers: Geneva Chamber Orchestra + David Greilsammer (conductor)

    • Sony.
    • 88725430252.

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