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Rob Cowan

Rob Cowan explores how 19th and 20th-century composers have tackled rhapsody form. With a Mozart symphony and his String Quintet, K516, plus JC Altnikol's Nun danket alle Gott.

The rhapsody has fascinated composers as varied as Liszt and Chabrier, and today Rob Cowan explores how different 19th and 20th century composers have tackled the form. Plus a Mozart symphony, his string quintet K 516 in a famous recording by an ensemble led by Jascha Heifetz, and the week's baroque choral work, Nun danket alle Gott, by J. C. Altnikol.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 27 Oct 2013 09:00

Music Played

  • Johann Christoph Altnikol

    Motet Nun danket alle Gott, BWV Anh 164

    Director: Wolfgang Helbich. Choir: Alsfelder Vokalensemble.
    • The Apochryphal Bach Motets.
    • CPO.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV1006: Prelude

    Performer: Ilya Gringolts.
    • J S Bach: Partitas for Violin Nos. 1 & 3, etc..
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Béla Bartók

    Rhapsody No. 2 for violin and ochestra Sz90 (first version)

    Performer: Barnabas Kelemen. Orchestra: Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Zoltán Kocsis.
    • Bartok New Series: Violin Concerto (1937 - 38).
    • Hungaroton.
  • Gustave Charpentier

    Depuis le jour

    Singer: Kathleen Battle. Orchestra: Bastille Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung.
    • Kathleen Battle: French Opera Arias.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Damnation of Faust Suite (Dance of the Sylphs; Minuet of the Will-o-the-Wisps; Hungarian March)

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: George Szell.
    • George Szell Centennial.
    • Cleveland Orchestra.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Prelude, Fugue and Riffs

    Performer: Benny Goodman. Ensemble: Columbia Jazz Combo. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Bernstein: Orchestral Works.
    • Sony.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Rhapsody in E flat, Op. 119 No. 4

    Performer: Sviatoslav Richter.
    • Richter - The Master.
    • Decca.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    Espana: rhapsody for orchestra

    Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Paray.
    • Chabrier: Espana, etc..
    • Mercury.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Phapsody No. 2 in G minor

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Bohumil Gregor.
    • Dvorak: Slavonic Rhapsodies.
    • Supraphon.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony in F major, Kv19a

    Orchestra: Danish National Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Adam Fischer.
    • W A Mozart Symponies Vol. 1 (1764 - 67).
    • Dacapo.
  • Franz Liszt

    Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 in C sharp minor

    Performer: Gina Bachauer.
    • Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2, etc..
    • Mercury.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quintet in G minor K516

    Performer: Jascha Heifetz. Performer: Israel Baker. Performer: William Primrose. Performer: Gregor Piatigorsky.
    • The Heifetz-Piatigorsky Concerts with Primrose and guests.
    • RCA.
  • Leos Janáček

    Rhapsody for Orchestra, Taras Bulba

    Orchestra: Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Tomas Netopil.
    • Janecek: Sinfonetta, etc..
    • Supraphon.
  • Marieke Blankestijn, Ursula Smith & Malcolm Martineau

    The British Light Dragoons

    Music Arranger: Ludwig van Beethoven. Singer: Toby Spence.
    • Beethoven: Folksong Arrangements.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Suleika, Op. 34/4

    Performer: Mischa Maisky. Performer: Sergio Tiempo.
    • Mendelssohn: Cello Sonatas, etc..
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV1006: Prelude

    Performer: Ilya Gringolts (violin)

    • DG.
    • 474 235-2.
    • 13.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    The British Light Dragoons

    Performer: Toby Spence (tenor), Marieke Blankestijn (violin), Ursula Smith (cello), Malcolm Martineau (piano)

    • DG.
    • 453 786-2.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Rhapsody No. 2 in G minor

    Performer: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Bohumil Gregor (conductor)

    • Supraphon.
    • 11 0378-2.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Suleika, Op. 34 no4

    Performer: Mischa Maisky (cello), Sergio Tiempo (piano)

    • DG.
    • 479 1130.
    • 17.
  • Johann Christoph Altnikol

    Nun danket alle Gott, BWV Anh 164

    Performer: Wolfgang Helbich, Alsfelder Vokalensemble.

    • CPO.
    • 999235.
    • 5.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony in F major, Kv19a

    Performer: Danish National Chamber Orchestra, Adam Fischer (conductor)

    • DaCapo.
    • 6.220536.
  • Gustave Charpentier

    Louise: Depuis le jour

    Performer: Kathleen Battle (soprano), Bastille Opera Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung (conductor)

    • DG.
    • 479 1116.
    • 10.
  • Fritz Kreisler

    The Dragonfly

    Performer: LSO, Richard Bonynge (conductor)

    • Decca.
    • 480 4877.
  • Franz Liszt

    Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 in C sharp minor

    Performer: Gina Bachauer (piano)

    • Mercury.
    • 434 340-2.
    • 6.
  • Béla Bartók

    Rhapsody No. 2 for violin and orchestra Sz90 (first version)

    Performer: Barnabas Kelemen (violin), Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Zoltán Kocsis (conductor)

    • Hungaroton.
    • HSACD 32509.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Rhapsody in E flat, Op. 119 No. 4

    Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (piano)

    • Decca.
    • 475 8628.
  • Leos Janáček

    Rhapsody for Orchestra, Taras Bulba

    Performer: Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tomas Netopil (conductor)

    • Supraphon.
    • SU 4131-2.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    España: rhapsody for orchestra

    Performer: Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Paul Paray (conductor)

    • Mercury.
    • 434 303-2.
    • 1.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Damnation of Faust Suite (Dance of the Sylphs; Minuet of the Will-o-the Wisps; Hungarian M

    Performer: Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell (conductor)

    • Cleveland Orchestra.
    • TCO-GS97-B.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quintet in G minor K516

    Performer: Jascha Heifetz, Israel Baker (violins), William Primrose (viola), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)

    • RCA.
    • 88697700502.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Out of the Deep

    Performer: Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (director)

    • Gimmell.
    • CDGIM 007.
    • 9.
  • Thomas Tallis

    O Lord in Thee is all my Trust

    Performer: Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips (director)

    • Gimmell.
    • CDGIM 007.
    • 10.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Prelude, Fugue and Riffs

    Performer: Benny Goodman, Columbia Jazz Combo, Leonard Bernstein

    • Sony Classical.
    • SM3K 47162.

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