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Music for Recovery

Rob Cowan's Sunday selection includes music with therapeutic values and Telemann's cantata Ich halte aber dafur.

Rob Cowan presents music that has aided recovery from illness, notably Beethoven's Quartet no. 15 in A minor, Opus 132, which the composer entitled, after a long recovery, "A Convalescent's Holy Song of Thanksgiving to the Divinity". There's also therapeutic music from Mendelssohn and Brahms.

This week's cantata is "Ich halte aber dafur", one of Telemann's "Cornett cantatas", written for this Sunday in the Lutheran calendar.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 12 May 2013 09:00

Music Played

  • Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov

    Caucasian Sketches: Procession of the Sardar

    Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Anatole Fistoulari

    • Decca.
    • 480 2428.
  • Muzio Clementi

    Sonata in A, Op. 33 No. 1

    Performer: Lamar Crowson (piano)

    • Decca.
    • 480 2071.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sinfonias BWV 790, 795 and 789

    Performer: Jascha Heifetz (violin), William Primrose (viola), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)

    • RCA.
    • LSC 2563.
  • Claude Debussy

    Nocturnes No. 2 "Fêtes"

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski

    • EMI.
    • CDC-7 47423 2.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Ich halte aber dafur

    Performer: Ludger Remy, Bläser-Collegium Leipzig

    • CPO.
    • 999 542 2.
  • Franz Liszt

    Liebestraum No. 3 in A flat, S.541 No. 3

    Performer: Clifford Curzon (piano)

    • Decca.
    • 475 6786.
  • Aram Khachaturian

    Gayaneh – Awakening and Aisha's Dance

    Performer: USSR Symphony Orchestra / Aram Khachaturian

    • Melodiya.
    • 74321 59056 2.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Elijah (Elias): Be not afraid

    Performer: Leipzig Radio Choir, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra / Wolfgang Siwallisch

    • Philips.
    • 478 4821.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132

    Performer: Amadeus Quartet

    • DG.
    • 463 150-2.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Von ewiger Liebe, Op. 43 No. 1

    Performer: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (mezzo-soprano), Peter Serkin (piano)

    • Harmonia mundi.
    • HMU 907500.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Suite in G minor (Andante)

    Performer: Daria van den Bercken (piano)

    • Sony.
    • 88765418832.
    • 12.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Eugene Onegin: Polonaise

    Performer: Bournemouth S O / Constantin Silvestri

    • Disky.
    • DB 707432.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Les Chemins de l'amour: valse

    Performer: Yvonne Printemps (soprano), orchestra, Marcel Cariven

    • EMI.
    • CDM 7 69541 2.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    The Three Wonders from The Tale of Tsar Saltan

    Performer: L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet (conductor)

    • Decca.
    • 443 464 2.
  • Charles Dibdin

    Tom Bowling

    Performer: Walter Widdop

    • HMV (Gramophone Company).
    • not available.
    • 18.
  • Zoltán Kodály

    Variations on a Hungarian Folksong for Orchestra 'The Peacock'

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

    • Decca.
    • 480 4873.
  • Anon arr Alexander Varlamov

    Why do you sit up til midnight

    Performer: Ossipov State Russian Folk Orchestra, Sergei Kolobkov (cond), Valentina Levko (mezzo)

    • Brilliant Classics.
    • 9406.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Sound an Alarm (Judas Maccabeus)

    Performer: Walter Widdop, Studio Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli (conductor)

    • HMV (Gramophone Company).
    • 1.


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