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Rob Cowan presents pieces by composers inspired by Paganini, including Brahms, Rachmaninov and Schumann. Plus Hartmann's Sinfonia Tragica and Beethoven's Violin Sonata No 10.

Niccolo Paganini died 174 years ago this month. An inspirational violinist, he was also a prolific composer and his works inspired far more other composers than just those who adapted his Caprice No 24.

Rob Cowan presents pieces he inspired by composers as varied as Brahms, Rachmaninov and Schumann. Plus there's the week's neglected symphony, this time Karl Amadeus Hartmann's Sinfonia Tragica.

The week's Beethoven violin sonata is no, 10 in G, Op. 96, in a recording by Christian Ferras (violin), Pierre Barbizet (piano).

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 11 May 2014 09:00

Music Played

  • Trad.

    Polish Wedding

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Bonynge. Music Arranger: Kurpinski, Karol.
    • Homage to Pavlova.
    • Decca.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Variations in A 'Souvenir de Paganini'

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • Chopin: 200th Anniversary Edition.
    • EMI.
  • Franz Lehár

    Sag' mir, wieviel susse...

    Singer: Rudolf Schock. Singer: Melita Muszely. Orchestra: FFB - Orchester. Conductor: Werner Schmidt-Boelcke.
    • Lehar: Der Graf Von Luxemburg.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata No. 10 in G Opus 96

    Performer: Christian Ferras. Performer: Pierre Barbizet.
    • Beethoven: Violin Sonatas 8-10.
    • EMI.
  • Hector Berlioz

    King Lear Op. 4

    Orchestra: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Marek Janowski.
    • Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique.
    • Pentatone.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Caprice Op. 1 No. 24

    Performer: Marina Piccinini.
    • Paganini: 24 Capricci.
    • Avie.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

    Performer: Daniël Wayenberg. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Karel Ančerl.
    • Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
    • RCO Live.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 35: Book 2

    Performer: Earl Wild.
    • Brahms: The Earl Wild Collection.
    • Vanguard.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Paganini Op. 1 No. 6

    Performer: Ilya Gringolts.
    • Paganini: 24 Caprices for Solo Violin.
    • Orchid.
  • Robert Schumann

    6 Concert Studies after Paganini Caprices, Op. 10: Non troppo lento

    Performer: Reine Gianoli.
    • Schumann: Oeuvres for Piano.
    • Accord.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Caprice Op. 1 No. 13

    Performer: Marina Piccinini.
    • AVIE.
  • Samuel Barber

    Overture to 'The School for Scandal'

    Orchestra: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
    • Great American Showpieces.
    • EMI.
  • Heinrich Schütz

    Allelulia! Lobet den Herren in seinem Heiligtum, SWV 38

    Choir: Stuttgart Chamber Choir and Soloists. Orchestra: Music Fiata Cologne. Conductor: Frieder Bernius.
    • Schutz: Psalmen Davids, SWV 35/47.
    • Sony.
  • Karl Amadeus Hartmann

    Sinfonia Tragica

    Orchestra: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Karl Anton Rickenbacher.
    • Hartmann: Adagio, Gesangsszene, Sinfonia Tragica.
    • Koch.
  • Arvo Pärt

    An den Wassern zu Babel

    Singer: Kaia Urb. Singer: Tiit Kogerman. Singer: Aarne Talvik. Choir: Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor. Conductor: Paul Hillier.
    • Part: da Pacem.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Six Concerti Op. 10: Concerto 4

    Performer: Wissam Boustany. Performer: Peter Manning. Performer: Stephen Morris. Performer: Philip Dukes. Performer: Tim Hugh. Performer: Mary Scully. Performer: Steven Devine.
    • NIMBUS.


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