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Rob Cowan - Easter Sunday

Rob Cowan marks the end of a year of featuring Bach's sacred cantatas with the Easter composition Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubilieret, BWV31. Plus musical experiments with voice.

Rob Cowan marks the end of a year of featuring Bach's sacred cantatas on Sunday Morning with the Easter composition Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubilieret (The heavens laugh, the earth rejoices!) BWV 31. He also explores works in which composers have experimented with unusual aspects of the human voice.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • William Walton

    A History of the English-Speaking Peoples – March

    Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Carl Davis

    • EMI.
    • 4 40858 2.
  • Joseph Haydn

    The Creation – Part 2: Trio

    Performers: Dorothea Röschmann, Michael Schade, Christian Gerhaher, Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

    • DHM.
    • 82876 58340 2.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Etude tableau Op. 39 No. 2

    Performers: Jean-Philippe Collard (piano)

    • EMI.
    • 648345 2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Der Himmel lacht, die Erde jubilieret, BWV 31

    Performers: Fritz Werner, Agnes Giebel, Claudia Hellman, Helmut Krebs, Erich Wenk, Heinrich Schutz Chor Heilbronn, Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

    • Erato.
    • 4509 98525 2.
  • Josef Lanner

    Die Mozartisten Waltzes, p. 196

    Performers: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf

    • BSO.
    • CB 111/12.
  • George Gershwin

    An American in Paris

    Performers: Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antál Doráti

    • Mercury.
    • 475 6856.
  • Edward Elgar

    Cockaigne (In London Town) – Concert Overture, Op. 40

    Performers: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Edward Elgar

    • EMI.
    • CDS 7 54568 2.
  • Steve Reich

    City Life

    Performers: Steve Reich Ensemble, Bradley Lubman

    • Nonesuch.
    • 7559 79451 2.
  • Anton Karas

    Anton Karas Second Theme

    Performers: Anton Karas (zither)

    • Milan.
    • 399 421 1.
  • Francesco Maria Veracini

    Largo

    Arranger: Corti Performers: Arthur Grumiaux (violin), István Hajdu (piano)

    • Philips.
    • PHCP-4956.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Barden (The Bard) Op. 64

    Performers: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi, Masayo Atsuo

    • BIS.
    • BIS CD 384.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Divertimento in Bb, KV287

    Performers: Vienna Octet

    • Decca.
    • 480 2394.
  • Franz Schubert

    Du bist die Ruh D.776

    Performers: Suzanne Danco (soprano), Guido Agosti (piano)

    • Decca.
    • 480 2157.

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