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Britten 100

Rob Cowan introduces classic recordings by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears. Plus the latest in a series of Bach cantatas: BWV92 and Dvorak's Serenade in E, Op 22.

As part of Radio 3's Britten 100, Rob Cowan introduces some of his most famous recordings with Peter Pears, including songs from Schubert's Winterreise, works by Frank Bridge, Vaughan Williams' On Wenlock Edge, and Britten's own Les Illuminations.

The week's Bach cantata is Ich hab in Gottes Herz und Sinn ("I have to God's own heart and mind"), BWV 92, in a performance directed by Karl Richter, with the Munich Bach choir and orchestra.

To round off the programme, after 11 o'clock, Rob concludes his short season of string orchestral works with Dvorak's Serenade in E, Opus 22.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 27 Jan 2013 09:00

Music Played

  • Béla Bartók

    Hungarian Sketches: Evening in Transylvania

    Performer: Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Zoltán Kocsis

    • Hungaroton.
    • HSACD 32510.
  • Franz Schubert

    Winterreise: Gute Nacht

    Performer: Peter Pears (tenor), Benjamin Britten (piano)

    • Decca.
    • 466 382-2.
  • Muzio Clementi

    Twelve Monferrinas Op. 49

    Performer: Constantino Mastroprimiano

    • Brilliant Classics.
    • 94379/17.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata BWV 92 - Ich hab in Gottes Herz und Sinn ("I have to God's own heart and mind")

    Performer: Karl Richter, Edith Mathis, Peter Schreir, Dietrich Fischer Dieskau, Munich Bach Choir & Orchestra

    • Arkiv.
    • 4393742.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Les Illuminations, Op. 18: Being Beauteous

    Performer: Peter Pears (tenor), CBS Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

    • NMC.
    • D030.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Dream of Gerontius, Part 2: I go before my Judge… Gently and softly

    Performer: Peter Pears (tenor), Yvonne Minton (mezzo-soprano), London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus, Choir of King’s College Cambridge, Benjamin Britten

    • Decca.
    • 448 170-2.
  • Frank Bridge

    When you are old

    Performer: Peter Pears (tenor), Benjamin Britten (piano)

    • Decca.
    • 480 1273.
  • Robert Schumann

    Scenes from Goethe's Faust, Part One: Die ihr dies Haupt

    Performer: Peter Pears (tenor), English Chamber Orchestra, Aldeburgh Festival Singers, Wansworth School Choir, Benjamin Britten

    • Decca.
    • 425 705-2.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    On Wenlock Edge

    Performer: Peter Pears (tenor), Zorian String Quartet, Benjamin Britten (piano)

    • Decca.
    • 480 5055.
  • Franz Schubert

    Winterreise: Der Wegweiser

    Performer: Peter Pears (tenor), Benjamin Britten (piano)

    • Decca.
    • 466 382-2.
  • Ruperto Chapí

    Música clásica – Prelude

    Performer: Grand Symphony Orchestra, Ataulfo Argenta

    • ICA.
    • ICAC 5087.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Serenade for Strings in E, Op. 22

    Performer: English Chamber Orchestra, Rafael Kubelík

    • DG.
    • 477 5838.
  • Manuel de Falla

    Three Cornered Hat:Three Dances

    Performer: Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy

    • CBS.
    • MPK 46449.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Berceuse Op. 16

    Performer: Francois Salque (cello), Eric le Sage (piano)

    • Alpha.
    • 600.
  • Hans Krása

    Suite from Brundibar: Allegro Vivace

    Performer: Nash Ensemble

    • Hyperion.
    • CDA67973.
    • 3.

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