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Friday - 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: Schumann: Ruckert-Lieder.

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

Rückert-Lieder Op. 37
Bernarda Fink (mezzo-soprano)
Anthony Spiri (piano)

3 hours

Last on

Fri 12 Apr 2013 09:00

Music Played

  • Billy Mayerl


    Performers: Philip Martin (piano)

    • SOMMCD 0124.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Divertimento for Orchestra

    Performers: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein (conductor)

    • DG 415 9662.
  • 9.19: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Johann Strauss II

      Blue Danube Waltz

      Performers: Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

  • Bedrich Smetana

    Rondo in C for wo pianos, eight hands

    Performers: Martha Argerich, Lilya Zilberstein, Anton Gerzenberg, Daniel Gerzenberg (pianos)

    • EMI 9721119.
  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser

      Only Connect

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

  • 9.32: Artists of the Week - Il Giardino Armonico

    • Antonio Vivaldi

      Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 11 No. 2/RV 277 "Il favorito"

      Performers: Viktoria Mullova (violin), Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini (conductor)

      • ONYX 4001.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Ancient Airs and Dances Arie di Corte

    Performers: The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Hugh Wolff (conductor)

    • WARNER APEX 2564696152.
  • 10am: Artists of the Week - Il Giardino Armonico

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049

      Performers: Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini (conductor)

      • WARNER 2564617732.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Sonata No.53 in E minor Hob XVI: 34

    Performers: Emanuel Ax (piano)

    • SONY 88765440182.
  • 10.30: Sir John Tusa's Choice

    • Giuseppe Verdi

      Don Carlo: "Ella giammai m'amo"

      Performers: Boris Christoff (baritone), Rome Opera Orchestra, Gabrielle Santini (conductor)

      • EMI 7646422.
  • Leclair


    Performers: Arthur Grumiaux (violin), Istvan Hajdu (piano)

    • PHILIPS PHCP4955.
  • 11am: Rob's Essential Choice

    • Robert Schumann

      Rückert-Lieder, Op. 37

      Performers: Bernarda Fink (mezzo soprano), Anthony Spiri (piano)

      • HARMONIA MUNDI HMC902031.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Bassoon Concerto in B flat, K.191

    Performers: Guilhaume Santana (bassoon), Orchestra Mozart, Claudio Abbado (conductor)

    • DG 4779331.
  • Leos Janáček

    The Fiddler's Child

    Performers: Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tomas Netopil (conductor)

    • SUPRAPHON SU41312.
  • Marco Uccellini

    Sonata XVIII

    Performers: Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini (conductor)

    • WARNER 2564632642.


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