Innermost Thoughts and Meditations
Rob Cowan focuses on composers who reveal their innermost thoughts and meditations: Bernstein, Janacek, Dvorak, Fibich. Plus Bach's Coffee Cantata and Shostakovich's Symphony No 2.
This Sunday Rob Cowan looks at composers who open a musical window into their innermost intimate thoughts and meditations, with works by Bernstein, Janacek, Dvorak and Fibich. As it is Lent, there is no sacred cantata for the week, so Rob introduces the best known of J S Bach's secular works in similar style, the "Coffee Cantata". This week's single movement symphony is Shostakovich No. 2.