Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available


Rob Cowan presents a variety of musical depictions of childhood, by Schumann, Elgar, Debussy and Prokofiev. Plus the latest in a series of Bach cantatas: No 126.

Composers from many eras and styles have depicted themes of childhood, and Rob Cowan's selection includes the very varied views of Schumann, Elgar, Debussy and Prokofiev. The Bach cantata of the week is No. 126: Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort (Uphold us, Lord, within thy word), and Rob starts a new short season of single movement symphonies with Scriabin's "Poem of Ecstasy".

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 3 Feb 2013 09:00

Music Played

  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    5 Etudes tableaux, orch. Respighi: No. 4 Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf

    Performer: Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy

    • Exton.
    • EXCL-00018-5.
  • Franz Schubert

    Der König von Thule

    Performer: Agnes Giebel (soprano), Felix de Nobel (piano)

    • Teldec.
    • 8.44060.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No. 26 in E flat K184

    Performer: Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner

    • Decca.
    • 480 4719.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort (Uphold us, Lord, within thy word), BWV 126

    Performer: Helmuth Rilling, Stuttgart Bach Collegium, Helen Watts, Adalbert Krause, Wolfgang Schöne

    • Hanssler.
    • 98 878.
  • François Couperin

    Troisième Ordre, Book 1 – Allemande La Ténébreuse

    Performer: Andrew Appel (harpsichord)

    • Orchid Music.
    • ORC100026.
  • Claude Debussy

    Saxophone Rhapsody

    Performer: Theodore Kerkezos (saxophone), London Symphony Orchestra, Yuri Simonov

    • Onyx.
    • ONYX4065.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Song without Words No. 18 in A flat, Op. 38 No. 6 'Duetto'

    Performer: Julius Drake (piano)

    • Atma Classique.
    • ACD2 2616.
  • Leroy Anderson

    Pirate Dance from 'Goldilocks'

    Performer: London ‘Pops’ Orchestra, Frederick Fennell

    • Mercury.
    • 475 6851.
  • Robert Schumann


    Performer: Vladimir Horowitz

    • Sony.
    • SX10K89765 / 89767.
  • Edward Elgar

    Dream Children

    Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult

    • Testament.
    • SBT 1106.
  • Claude Debussy

    Children's Corner: Jimbo's Lullaby; Serenade of the Doll; The Snow is Dancing

    Performer: Ivan Moravec (piano)

    • VAI.
    • VAIA 1043-2.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Winter Bonfire

    Performer: Russian Season Symphony Orchestra & Choir, Vincent Figuri

    • Salamandre.
    • 600.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Humoresque Op. 89d (No. 6) in G minor

    Performer: Henning Kraggerud (violin), Dalasinfoniettan / Bjarte Engeset

    • Naxos.
    • 8.572827.
  • Franz Schubert

    Nacht und Traüme, D827

    Performer: Gérard Souzay (baritone), Jacqueline Bonneau (piano)

    • Decca.
    • 440 065-2.
  • Frederick Delius

    On The Mountains

    Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham

    • EMI.
    • 7 64054 2.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Symphony No. 4, 'Poem of Ecstasy'

    Performer: Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, Frank Kaderabek (trumpet)

    • EMI.
    • 5 67720 2.
  • George Gershwin

    Somebody Loves Me

    Performer: Earl Wild

    • Chesky Records.
    • CD32.
  • Joachim Raff

    Orchestral Prelude to Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, WoO 51

    Performer: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Neeme Järvi

    • Chandos.
    • CHSA 5117.
  • Eleni Karaindrou

    Tango Of Love

    Performer: Members of the Camerata Orchestra

    • ECM.
    • 476 4984.
    • 7.


Folk on Sunday Morning – Sarah Walker introduces five outstanding tracks

Folk on Sunday Morning – Sarah Walker introduces five outstanding tracks

In Folk, Sarah Walker finds distinctive voices and a bridge twixt tradition and modernity

Ten reasons to love nostalgic music

Ten reasons to love nostalgic music

Sarah Walker introduces her light music choices – a weekly treat on Sunday Morning.

Ten Steps in to Jazz

Ten Steps in to Jazz

Sarah Walker invites you on the personal jazz journey she shares in Sunday Morning on R3.