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Monday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Essential CD of the Week: British Light Classics; Artist of the Week: Dennis Brain; 20 Great British Works: Tallis: Spem in Alium.

This week as part of Radio 3 celebrating British Music, we begin our series of 20 Great Works. Every weekday during June at 11am Rob and Sarah present a classic recording. Composers featured include: Tallis, Handel, Elgar, Delius and Britten.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: British Light Classics

A daily brainteaser, and performances by our Artists of the Week, Dennis Brain.

In the week that celebrates World Environment Day, Rob's guest is Dr George McGavin, author, lecturer, explorer and television presenter. George has used his expertise in biology and entomology to present several BBC series: most recently Planet Ant: Life inside the Colony, and also Expedition, Afterlife and The Dark. George is a regular contributor to The One Show and has several insect species named in his honour. He worked for 25 years at Oxford University and taught biological and human sciences and he now gives talks about insects, ecology, evolution, conservation and exploration. He is a fellow of the Linnean Society and the Royal Geographical Society and an Honorary Fellow of The Society of Biology.

20 Great Works celebrating British music
Tallis: Spem in Alium
King's College Cambridge
David Willcocks (director)

Brahms:Symphony No.2
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review

Producer: Sarah Devonald.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Henry Purcell

    Rondeau from 'Abdelazar'

    Performers: The Brandenburg Consort, Roy Goodman (director)

    • HELIOS CDH55020.
  • 9.02: Rob's Essential CD of the Week

    • Haydn Wood

      Joyousness (No 6 of 'Moods' Suite)

      Performers: Pro Arte Orchestra, George Weldon (condcutor)

      • EMI 088796 2.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Keyboard Trio in F minor

    Performers: Jaap Schroder (violin), Wouter Möller (cello), Bob van Asperen (harpsichord)

    • TELDEC 3984-26799-2.
  • Edward Elgar

    Sevillana, Op. 7

    Performers: Northern Sinfonia Orchestra, Neville Marriner (conductor)

    • EMI CDM 565593 2.
  • 9.30:

    • Today's Brainteaser

      Who's Dancing?

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

  • 9.34: Artist of the Week - Dennis Brain

    • Robert Schumann

      Adagio & Allegro in A flat, Op. 70

      Performers: Dennis Brain (horn), Gerald Moore (piano)

      • TESTAMENT SBT1022.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Movements from Voyevoda orchestral suite (arr. Peter Breiner): Dubrovin's Aria - Silent is

    Performers: Andrew Joyce (cello), New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Peter Breiner (conductor)

    • NAXOS 8.573015.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    Preludes nos 2 & 3 for guitar

    Performers: Narciso Yepes (guitar)

    • DG 423 700 2.
  • 10.08: Artist of the Week - Dennis Brain

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Quintet in E flat for Piano and Wind, K.452

      Performers: Sidney Sutcliffe (oboe), Bernard Walton (clarinet), Dennis Brain (horn), Cecil James (bassoon), Walter Gieseking (piano)

      • TESTAMENT SBT 1091.
  • 10.30: George McGavin's Choices

    • Richard Strauss

      Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

      Performers: Staatskapelle Dresden, Rudolf Kempe (conductor)

      • EMI CDE5747562.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    "E lucevann le stelle" (Tosca)

    Performers: Joseph Calleja (tenor), Swiss Romande Orchestra, Marco Armiliato (conductor)

    • DECCA 478 2720.
  • 11am: 20 Great British Works celebrating British Music

    • Thomas Tallis

      Spem in alium

      Performers: Choir of King’s College Cambridge, David Willcocks (conductor)

      • DECCA 455 029 2.
  • 11.12: Building a Library choice from last Saturday's CD Review

    • Johannes Brahms

      Symphony No. 2

      Performers: London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor)

      • LPO 0043.
  • Lecuona

    Danza lucumi (Afro-Cuban Dances)

    Performers: Clara Rodriguez (piano)

    • NIMBUS NI6214.


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