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Rob Cowan looks at how one composer has tackled the work of another, including Thomas Beecham's arrangements of Handel, and plays the week's Telemann cantata.

Rob Cowan's Sunday selection explores famous composers' works through the eyes of another, including Thomas Beecham's arrangements of Handel, Stokowski's take on Mussorgsky and Gordon Jacob's view of Liszt. The programme also includes Dvorak's Symphonic Variations, and the Telemann cantata: Christus der ist min Leben.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 28 Apr 2013 09:00

Music Played

  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Acanthe Et Céphise – Overture

    Performer: Soloists of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Bruno Procopio

    • Paraty.
    • Paraty 512120.
  • Georges Bizet

    The Pearl Fishers – Nadir's Romance

    Performer: Alain Vanzo (tenor), Studio Orchestra

    • Malibran.
    • CDRG 201.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

    Performer: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux

    • IMG Artists/Boston Symphony.
    • BSO CB 101/2.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Mazurka, Op. 50 No. 3 in C sharp minor

    Performer: William Kapell (piano)

    • RCA.
    • 88765431362(1).
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Christus der ist mein Leben (Choral Cantata) TWV 1.138

    Performer: Max Hermann, Kleine Consort, Rheinische Kantorei

    • Capriccio.
    • 10 853.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck, arr. Felix Mottl

    Ballet Suite after Gluck – Musette

    Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Rudolf Kempe

    • Testament.
    • 5 86516 2.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude

    Toccata in D minor, BuxWV 155

    Performer: Marie-Claire Alain (Schnitger Ahrend, Groningen)

    • Warner Classics.
    • 2564 65179-0.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Love in Bath – Hornpipe, Rondeau and Gigue

    Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham

    • EMI.
    • 5 86516 2.
  • Stephen Foster

    Sweet Laura Lee

    Performer: London String Quartet

    • Music & Arts.
    • CD-1253.
  • Franz Liszt

    Rigoletto Concert Paraphrase

    Performer: Aldo Ciccolini (piano)

    • EMI.
    • CDS 7 54142 2.
  • Franz Liszt

    Apparitions ballet – Galop

    Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra, Constant Lambert

    • EMI.
    • CDM 7 63911 2.
  • Jehan Alain, orch. Henri Dutilleux

    Prière pour nous autres charnels

    Performer: Martyn Hill (tenor), Neal Davies (baritone), BBC Philharmonic Orchestra Yan Pascal Torltelier

    • Chandos.
    • CHAN 9504.
  • Modeste Mussorgsky, orch. Leopold Stokowski

    Pictures at an Exhibition

    Performer: Philadelphia Orchestra , Leopold Stokowski

    • Pristine Audio.
    • PASC 372.
  • Stanley Black

    Overture to a Costume Comedy

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra, Piero Gamba

    • Decca.
    • 480 3899.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Preludes, Op. 11 – Nos. 4-5

    Performer: Rudolf Kehrer (piano)

    • Melodiya.
    • MEL CD 1002066.
  • Anton Webern

    Six Pieces for Orchestra Op. 6

    Performer: SWR Symphonieorchester, Michael Gielen

    • Hanssler.
    • 93.017.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Symphonic Variations, Op. 78

    Performer: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Václav Neumann

    • Supraphon.
    • SU 4090-2.
  • Engelbert Humperdinck

    String Quartet Movement in E Minor

    Performer: Diogenes Quartett

    • CPO.
    • 777 547-2.


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