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Tuesday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including CD of the Week: Karajan Conducts Works of the Great Composers; Artists of the Week: Il Giardino Armonico; Rob's Essential Choice: Berlioz: Harold in Italy.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Karajan Conducts Works Of The Great Composers: MAJOR CLASSICS M3CD305

A daily brainteaser, and performances by our Artists of the Week, the pioneering Italian early music ensemble, Il Giardino Armonico.

This week Rob Cowan is joined by arts administrator and broadcaster Sir John Tusa. During the 1980s Sir John was a main presenter of BBC 2's Newsnight programme, after which he was managing director of the BBC World Service. From 1995 until 2007 he was managing director of the City of London's Barbican Arts Centre, and since 1998 he has been chairman of the board of the Wigmore Hall. He has written two books jointly with his historian wife Ann Tusa: The Nuremberg Trial and The Berlin Blockade. His writings on the arts include On Creativity, The Janus Aspect: Artists in the C20 and more recently, Engaged with the Arts: Writings from the Frontline (2007), which explores ways that the arts can be encouraged in climates where funding is constantly under threat. He continues to write and broadcast widely.

11am: Rob's Essential Choice

Berlioz: Harold in Italy
Antoine Tamestit (viola)
Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble
Marc Minkowski (conductor)
NAIVE V5266.

3 hours

Music Played

  • 9am: Artists of the Week - Il Giardino Armonico

    • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber

      Partia VII in C minor: Gigue

      Performers: Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini (conductor)

      • TELDEC 3984214642.
  • Cecil Armstrong Gibbs

    Fancy Dress, Dance Suite Op. 82: Hurly-Burly

    Performers: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Simon Joly (conductor)

    • LYRITA SRCD 2337.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in D, Op. 33 No. 6

    Performers: Weller Quartet

    • DECCA 433 6922.
  • 9.24: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Franz von Suppé

      Light Cavalry Overture

      Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser

      Critics' Corner

      Performers: The answer will appear at the bottom of this page at 12pm.

  • 9.32: Artists of the Week - Il Giardino Armonico

    • Christoph Willibald Gluck

      Don Juan: Dance of the Furies

      Performers: Il Giardino Armonico,, Giovanni Antonini (conductor)

      • NAÏVE 30399.
  • Leos Janáček

    The Cunning Little Vixen Suite

    Performers: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 2417.
  • Leopold Mozart

    Das Butterbrot

    Performers: Emile Naoumoff (piano)

    • EMI 7492742.
  • Franz Liszt

    Waldesrauschen, S145 No.1

    Performers: Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)

    • HYPERION CDA66874.
  • 10.03: Artists of the Week - Il Giardino Armonico

    • Luigi Boccherini

      Symphony in D minor, Op. 12 No. 4 'Nella casa del diavolo'

      Performers: Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini (conductor)

      • NAÏVE 30399.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Ballade in D minor Op.10 No.1 (arr. Brandon Ridenour)

    Performers: Canadian Brass

    • ODR 7415.
  • 10.30: Sir John Tusa's Choices

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Symphony No. 41 'Jupiter': Finale

      Performers: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham (conductor)

      • EMI CDM 7698112.
  • György Ligeti

    Etudes: No. 4 'Fanfares'; No. 10 'Der Zauberlehrling'

    Performers: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)

    • SONY SK62308.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Liebst du um Schonheit

    Performers: Anne-Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano), NDR-Symphonieorchester, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • DG 439 928-2.
  • César Franck

    Offertoire in A CFF33

    Performers: Joris Verdin (organ)

    • RICERCAR RIC324.
  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Hector Berlioz

      Harold in Italy, Op. 16

      Performers: Antoine Tamestit (viola), Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble, Marc Minkowski (conductor)

      • NAÏVE V5266.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Piano Sonata No.34 in D Hob XVI: 16

    Performers: Emanual Ax (piano)

    • SONY 88765440182.


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