Verdi 200: Kings and Queens
Rob Cowan presents music featuring representations of kings and queens. Plus a preview of a week celebrating Verdi, a concerto for orchestra by Bartok and a Telemann cantata.
Inspired by Verdi's Un Giorno di Regno, Kings and queens are celebrated and represented in music in various ways in Rob Cowan's Sunday selection of music. He looks forward to a week celebrating Verdi with other aspects of the composer's music, including a famous recording of Three Sacred Pieces: Laudi alla Virgine Maria. In addition, from the stately elegance of Henry Purcell to the romantic prism of Korngold he looks at musical depictions of royalty through the ages. Plus the week's concerto for orchestra is by Bartok, and the Telemann cantata for the day is Es ist ein schlechter Ruhm (TVWV 1:506).