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Tuesday - 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: Walton: Spitfire Prelude and Fugue.

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 - Critics' Corner.

Artist of the Week: Harpsichordist, organist and conductor Ton Koopman.

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.

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

Spitfire Prelude and Fugue.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Bronislau Kaper

    The Brothers Karamazov: Love theme

    Ensemble: Helmut Zacharias & his Magic Violins.
    • Guild.
  • František Kmoch


    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Václav Neumann.
    • Supraphon.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Ballade, Op. 10 No. 2

    Performer: Claudio Arrau.
    • Philips.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Scherzo capriccioso, Op 66

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rafael Kubelík.
    • Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 "From the New World" / Scherzo capriccioso, Op.
    • DG.
    • 5.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    La gloria del mio sangue, from Ili Giustino, RV 717

    Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma. Orchestra: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Ton Koopman.
    • Sony.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Flute Concerto No. 2 in D, K.314

    Performer: Jacques Zoon. Orchestra: Orchestra Mozart. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Serenade for Nikolai Rubinstein's Nameday

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Geoffrey Simon.
    • Chandos.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Organ Concerto in B flat major, HWV 30

    Performer: Ton Koopman. Orchestra: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra.
    • Erato.
  • Alexander Borodin

    Prince Igor Overture

    Orchestra: Boston Pops Orchestra. Conductor: Arthur Fiedler.
    • RCA Living Stereo.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No. 104 in D: Menuet

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Beecham.
    • EMI.
  • Ernest Bloch

    Baal Shem No. 2 'Nigun'

    Performer: Maxim Vengerov. Performer: Itamar Golan.
    • Teldec.
  • Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek

    Donna Diana Overture

    Performer: New York Philharmonic. Performer: Leonard bernstein (conductor).
    • SONY.
  • William Walton

    'Spitfire' Prelude and Fugue

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Charles Groves.
    • EMI.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Singett dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV225

    Performer: Margaret Urguhart & Maarten van der Heyden (violins). Performer: Ageet Zweistra (cello). Performer: Jan Kleinbussink (organ). Performer: Netherlands Chamber Choir. Performer: Ton Koopman (director).
    • DECCA.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90

    Orchestra: Columbia Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Bruno Walter.
    • Sony.

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Critics' Corner: Tchaikovsky, on playing through his First Piano Concerto to his mentor, Nikolay Rubinstein.


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