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Monday - Rob Cowan: Sound of Cinema

With Rob Cowan. Including CD of the Week: Old Czech Marches and Dances; Ton Koopman; composer Debbie Wiseman; Sound of Cinema with Neil Brand: Korngold: Robin Hood.

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Old Czech Marches and Dances with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Vaclav Neumann; and at 9.30 our brainteaser - Who's Dancing?

10am
Artist of the Week: Harpsichordist, organist and conductor Ton Koopman.
10.30am
Rob's guest this week is the film and television composer Debbie Wiseman. Debbie's film and television credits include more than 200 titles, such as Judge John Deed, The Land Girls, Tom's Midnight Garden, and Wilde. In 2008 she composed a new "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra" called "Different Voices", and her album of music to accompany Oscar Wilde's fairy stories, Wilde Stories, was nominated for a Grammy Award and later made into a trilogy of animated films for Channel 4. In 2004, Debbie was awarded an MBE for services to the music and film industry.

11am
Sound of Cinema with Neil Brand, who introduces his personal choice of Music that made the Movies:

Korngold: Robin Hood.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Ron Goodwin

    633 Squadron (main film theme)

    Orchestra: Ron Goodwin Orchestra.
    • EMI.
  • Richard Wagner

    Tristan und Isolde (Prelude)

    Orchestra: Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • DG.
  • Franz Schubert

    Quartettsatz, D.703

    Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic String Quartet.
    • Decca Eloquence.
  • Karl Komzák

    Attack, Op. 156

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Václav Neumann.
    • Supraphon.
  • anon

    Who's Dancing?

    Conductor: anon.
    • The Tempest Suites 1 & 2 / The Oceanides / Nightride and Sunrise.
    • Ondine.
    • 012.
  • George Frideric Handel

    La Resurrezione, HWV 47: Act I Sonata

    Orchestra: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Ton Koopman.
    • Erato.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Piano Sonata in A minor

    Performer: Roberto Prosseda.
    • Decca.
  • Jean Sibelius

    The Tempest (excerpt)

    Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • BIS.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata BWV 120: 'Gott, Man Lobet Dich in der Stille'

    Singer: Klaus Mertens. Singer: Bogna Bartosz. Singer: James Gilchrist. Singer: Sandrine Piau. Performer: Margaret Faultless. Orchestra: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. Choir: Amsterdam Baroque Choir. Conductor: Ton Koopman.
    • Challenge Classics.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in G K.454

    Performer: Christian Zacharias (piano).
    • EMI.
  • Frederick Delius

    La Calinda

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
    • EMI.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Piano Concerto No. 1

    Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • Decca.
  • John Barry

    The Beyondness of Things

    Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: John Barry.
    • Decca.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Robin Hood Suite (excerpts)

    Orchestra: Utah Symphony. Conductor: Varujan Kojian.
    • That's Entertainment.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No. 3

    Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
  • Debbie Wiseman

    Journey of a Lifetime (Theme from Joanna Lumley's 'Nile')

    Performer: Debbie Wiseman (piano).
    • WARNER.

Today's Brainteaser Answer

Who's Dancing? The Nymphs from Sibelius' The Tempest Suite No. 2.

The music played:

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The Tempest Suite No. 2: Dance of the Nymphs                            

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Leif Segerstam (conductor)

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