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Birds and Birdsong

Rob Cowan explores the way composers as varied as Rossini, Dvorak, Vivaldi and Liszt have interpreted birds and birdsong. He looks forward to Radio 3's celebration of Ravel later in the week with his own choice of the composer's works, and plays the week's Mozart symphony, No. 34 in C, K338.

2 hours, 57 minutes

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Sun 2 Mar 2014 09:00

Music Played

  • anon.

    Lo guarracino

    Singer: Letizia Calandra. Performer: Michele Pasotte.
    • Scarlatti and the Neapolitan Song.
    • Brilliant.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Es ist das Heil uns kommen her

    Choir: Tapiola Choir. Conductor: Juha Kulvanen.
    • Brahms / Reger: Motets.
    • Apex.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata in G K103

    Performer: Francesco Cera.
    • Scarlatti and the Neapolitan Song.
    • Brilliant.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Alborada del gacioso

    Orchestra: Champs-Elysees Orchestra. Conductor: Pedro de Freitas Branco.
    • Les Rarissimes de Pedro de Freitas Branco.
    • EMI.
  • Jack Coles

    Parakeets and Peacocks

    Performer: Jack Coles and his Orchestra.
    • The Great British Experience.
    • EMI.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    The Wild Dove, Op.110

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Václav Neumann.
    • Dvorak: Symphonic Works.
    • Supraphon.
  • Franz Liszt

    St Francis Preaching to the Birds

    Performer: François‐René Duchâble.
    • Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor, etc..
    • Apex.
  • Franz Schubert


    Singer: Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau. Performer: Gerald Moore.
    • Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau: The Great EMI Recordings.
    • EMI.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in D Op.10 No.3(RV428)'Il gardellino'

    Performer: Severino Gazzelloni. Ensemble: I Musici.
    • Vivaldi Concertos & Sonatas.
    • Philips.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Fair Melusina Overture Op.32

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Kurt Masur.
    • Mendelssohn: Erste Walpurgisnacht, etc..
    • Berlin Classics.
  • Zoltán Kodály

    Psalmus Hungaricus Op.13

    Singer: Ernst Haefliger. Choir: St Hedwig's Cathedral Choir. Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay.
    • Kodaly: Psalmus hungaricus, etc..
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Romance for Violin and Orchestra No.2 Op.50

    Orchestra: Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Augustin Dumay. Performer: Augustin Dumay.
    • Augustin Dumay: Brahms Serenade No. 1, etc..
    • Onyx.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Thieving Magpie Overture

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Piero Gamba.
    • Romantic Overtures Volume 2.
    • Decca.
  • Maurice Ravel


    Performer: Ivan Moravec.
    • Ivan Moravec Plays French Music.
    • Supraphon.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No.34 in C, K.338

    Orchestra: Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto. Conductor: Peter Maag.
    • Arts.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Prelude Op.12 No.7

    Performer: Barbara Nissman.
    • Barbara Nissman: Recital Faourites Volume 7.
    • Pierian.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Song of the Lark

    Ensemble: Utrecht String Quartet. Music Arranger: R Dubinsky.
    • Tchaikovsky: Strin Quartets Vol. 2.
    • MDG.


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