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".