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Monday - Rob Cowan

With Rob Cowan. Including Essential CD of the Week: Homage to Pavlova; Artist of the Week: Quartetto Italiano; Rob's Essential Choice: Wagner: Das Rheingold (excerpts).

With Rob Cowan and his guest Alex Jennings

9am
A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: 'Homage To Pavlova' with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Richard Bonynge. Also, at 9:30am, our daily brainteaser - Who's Dancing?

10am
Artist of the Week: Quartetto Italiano

10.30am
With Radio 3 having just marked Benjamin Britten's centenary, our guest on Essential Classics is acclaimed actor Alex Jennings. He has a particular insight into the life of Britten, having played him on stage at the National Theatre in Alan Bennett's play, The Habit of Art. Alex Jennings has played many other leading roles in productions at the National Theatre, as well as at the RSC. He has also performed in Bernstein's Candide at the English National Opera and won an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for the role of Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady. Demonstrating his versatility, he has won two other Oliver awards for roles in the Russian comedy Too Clever by Half and Ibsen's Peer Gynt. His TV appearances include The State Within, Inspector Morse, Silk, Spooks and The Inspector Alleyn Myteries, whilst his film roles include Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, and The Queen, in which he played Prince Charles.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice

Wagner
Das Rheingold: Prelude, Interludes and entry of the Gods into Valhalla
Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Paris
Philippe Jordan (conductor)
ERATO.

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Mon 25 Nov 2013 09:00

Music Played

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Suite No. 1 in D minor, Op. 43: Marche Militaire

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Fritz Reiner.
    • RCA.
  • Alfredo Catalani

    Elda: Danze della Ondine

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Bonynge.
    • Decca Eloquence.
  • George Frideric Handel

    L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato: Overture

    Orchestra: King's Consort. Conductor: Robert King.
    • Hyperion.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    The Noon Witch, Op. 108

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Warner.
  • anon

    Who's Dancing?

    Conductor: anon.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quartet No. 2 in D, K.155

    Ensemble: Quartetto Italiano.
    • Philips.
  • Elena Kats‐Chernin

    Wild Swans: Eliza and the Prince

    Orchestra: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ola Rudner.
    • ABC.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto for Keyboard and Orchestra No.5 in F BWV

    Performer: Glenn Gould (piano). Performer: Columbia Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Vladimir Golschmann (conductor).
    • SONY.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto for Keyboard and Orchestra No.5 in F BWV

    Performer: Glenn Gould (piano). Performer: Columbia Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Vladimir Golschmann (conductor).
    • SONY.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet No. 16 in F, Op. 135

    Ensemble: Quartetto Italiano.
    • Decca.
  • Fritz Kreisler

    Rondino on a theme by Beethoven

    Performer: Arthur Grumiaux (violin). Performer: Istvan Hajdu (piano).
    • PHILIPS.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Serenade for tenor, horn and strings: Prologue; Pastoral; Nocturne

    Singer: Peter Pears. Performer: Barry Tuckwell. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Benjamin Britten.
    • Decca.
  • Arturo Márquez

    Danzon No. 2

    Orchestra: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel.
    • DG.
  • Johann Steuerlein

    Wie Lieblich ist der Maien

    Performer: Dresden Vocal Consort.
    • BERLIN CLASSICS.
  • Richard Wagner

    Das Rheingold: Prelude, Interludes and Entry of the Gods into Valhalla

    Orchestra: Orchestre de l'Opera National de Lyon. Conductor: Philippe Jordan.
    • Erato.
  • Vissarion Yakovlevich Shebalin

    Scherzo from Quartet No.5

    Performer: Borodin Quartet.
    • TELDEC.
  • Claude Debussy

    La Mer

    Orchestra: Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Tchaikovsky

    Album for the Young Op.39 (selection)

    Performer: Borodin Quartet.
    • TELDEC.

Today's Brainteaser Answer

Who's Dancing? The Swans in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.

 

The music played:

 

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Swan Lake - Dance of the Swans (Act II No.13d)                  

Concertgebouw Orchestra

Anatole Fistoulari (conductor)

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