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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.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 17 Feb 2013 09:00

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    March K 445

    Performer: Scottish Chamber Orchestra Ensemble, Alexander Janiczek

    • Linn.
    • CKD 376.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in B major, Op. 62 No. 1 in B major

    Performer: Nadia Reisenberg (piano)

    • Bridge.
    • 9276A/D.
  • Otto Klemperer

    Merry Waltz

    Performer: Philharmonia, Otto Klemperer

    • EMI.
    • 5 67337 2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata BWV 211: Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (Coffee Cantata)

    Performer: Marriner, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Julia Varady, Aldo Baldin, Dietrich Fischer Dieskau

    • Philips.
    • 412 8982-2.
  • Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev

    Suite for Orchestra: Quasi Valse

    Performer: USSR Academic Symphony Orchestra, Evgeny Svetlanov

    • Melodiya.
    • MEL CD 10 01877.
  • - Franz Peter Schubert -Luciano Berio.

    Rendering – I

    Performer: Houston Symphony / Christoph Eschenbach

    • Koch.
    • 3-7382-2 H1.
  • Zdenek Fibich

    Moods, Impressions and Reminiscences – Nos. 1-4

    Performer: Marián Lapsansky (piano)

    • Supraphon.
    • SU 0188-2 131.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Mass – Meditation No. 1

    Performer: Orchestra / Leonard Bernstein

    • Sony.
    • 88697880862.
  • Leos Janáček

    String Quartet No. 2, 'Intimate Letters'

    Performer: Smetana Quartet

    • Testament.
    • SBT 1075.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Songs my mother taught me, Op. 55 No. 4

    Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), Gerald Moore (piano)

    • EMI.
    • 5 65860 2.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    None but the lonely heart, Op. 6. No. 6

    Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), Gerald Moore (piano)

    • EMI.
    • 5 65860 2.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Zingarese Nos. 1, 6 and 8

    Performer: Willi Boskovsky Ensemble

    • Vanguard.
    • VCD-72018.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Sonata Op. 5 No. 6

    Performer: Arthur Grumiaux (violin), Riccardo Castagnone (harpsichord)

    • Philips.
    • PHCP-4949.
  • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

    Totus Tuus

    Performers: Armonico Consort, Christopher Monks (director)

    • Signum.
    • SIGCD 180.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony No. 2

    Performer: Academic Republic Chorus, USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

    • Olympia.
    • OCD200.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Violon

    Performers: Elly Ameling, Rudolf Jansen

    • Omnium Audiovisual.
    • GW 13001.
  • Joseph Kosma

    Les feuilles mortes

    Performers: Elly Ameling, Rudolf Jansen

    • Omnium Audiovisual.
    • GW 13001.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata No. 22: Sanctify us by thy goodness

    Performer: Hubert Harry (piano)

    • Royss Music.
    • CDH 190.03, Track 7.

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