Main content

Thursday - 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: Gershwin: An American in Paris.

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/What/Where am I?

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:

Gershwin: An American in Paris.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Maurice Jarre

    Lauwrence of Arabia: Main Titles

    Orchestra: Philharmonia. Conductor: Tony Bremner.
    • Silva Screen.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    English Folk Song Suite

    Orchestrator: Gordon Jacob. Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • Naxos.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

    Chorale & Variations; Fugue

    Ensemble: Leipzig Quartet.
    • MDG.
  • Edward Elgar

    Dreaming - Envoi (Nursery Suite)

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
    • Chandos.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Harpsichord Concerto in G, K.107 No. 2 after J.C. Bach

    Performer: Ton Koopman. Orchestra: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra.
    • Philips.
  • Jean Lhéritier

    Surrexit pastor bonus

    Choir: Stile Antico.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Tchaikovsky

    Sleeping Beauty - Act I Waltz

    Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Composer: Tchaikovsky. Orchestra: Kirov Orchestra.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Sinfonia in G, Wq. 182 No. 1

    Orchestra: Norddeutsches Symphonie-Orchester.
    • Decca.
  • Bedrich Smetana

    Polka in G minor

    Performer: Andras Schiff (piano).
    • TELDEC.
  • Johann, II Strauss

    Vienna Blood, Op. 354

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Fritz Reiner.
    • RCA Living Stereo.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Sonata in B flat major, K.333: Allegro

    Performer: Vladimir Horowitz.
    • DG.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Turangalila Symphony: Introduction

    Performer: Pierre‐Laurent Aimard. Performer: Dominique Kim. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic. Conductor: Kent Nagano.
    • Teldec.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Fantasia in A

    Performer: Rachel Brown (flute).
  • George Gershwin

    An American in Paris

    Orchestra: Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • Mercury Living Presence.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Laudate pueri (Secondo) - Selva morale e spirituale

    Performer: The Sixteen. Performer: Harry Christophers (conductor).
    • CORO.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Symphony No. 4 in A, Op. 90 'Italian'

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Decca.

Today's Brainteaser Answer

Whom am I? The Sleeping Beauty, a character in a fairy-tale created in the late 17th century by Charles Perrault, adapted by the Brothers Grimm, and turned into one of the world’s great ballets by Tchaikovsky. She is condemned by a fairy’s curse to die as the result of a needle prick, but the sentence is commuted to sleeping for 100 years, from which she is woken by a passing handsome prince.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


Our Classical Century

Our Classical Century

Radio 3 explores 100 key musical moments that shaped us, from 1918 to the present day.

Time Travellers: the podcast

Time Travellers: the podcast

Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough presents quirky tales gathered from the corners of history.