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Rob Cowan presents early recordings by famous performers, including Yehudi Menuhin, Jacqueline du Pre and Leontyne Price. Plus a concerto by Lutoslawski and a Handel cantata.

At what stage in life does a musician become great? Rob Cowan poses the question and supplies some answers in remarkable early recordings by some of the most famous names in music including Yehudi Menuhin, Jacqueline Du Pré and Leontyne Price.

A short season of concertos for orchestra commences with the example by this year's centenarian Witold Lutoslawski. The week's cantata is a secular work by Handel.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 22 Sep 2013 09:00

Music Played

  • Domenico Cimarosa

    Il mercato di Malmantile

    Conductor: Patrick Gallois. Orchestra: Jyväskylä Sinfonia.
    • Cimarosa: Overtures 3.
    • Naxos.
    • Track 4.
  • Adolf Busch

    German Dances in F major for clarinet, violin and cello Op. 26c

    Performer: Wolfgang Meyer. Performer: Elisabeth Weber. Performer: Micha Meyer.
    • Adolf Busch: Clarinet & Strings.
    • Avi-Music.
    • Track 12.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto Grosso for two violins and strings in A minor

    Orchestra: I Musici.
    • L'Estro Armonico.
    • Philips.
  • Fritz Kreisler

    Recitative and scherzo

    Performer: Yehudi Menuhin.
    • Menuhin plays virtuoso violin music.
    • Biddulph.
    • Track 17.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Der Ring der Polykrates: Tagesbuch der Laura

    Singer: Gundula Janowitz. Orchestra: Austrian State Radio Orchestra. Conductor: Wilhelm Loibner.
    • From the Operas of Erich Wolfgang Korngold.
    • Cambria.
    • Track 1.
  • George Gershwin


    Performer: Frank Braley.
    • George Gershwin Piano Works.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • Track 31.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonate K 533

    Performer: Christian Zacharias.
    • EMI.
    • 648367 2.
    • CD2 T11.


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