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Monday - Rob Cowan with Stewart Copeland

With Rob Cowan. CD of the Week: Gustav Mahler and Military Music in Jihlava; Artist of the Week: Marie-Claire Alain; Stewart Copeland; Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro (Act 2, fin).

with Rob Cowan and his guest, the drummer and composer, Stewart Copeland.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Gustav Mahler and Military Music in Jihlava, 1875: ARCODIVA. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

Artist of the Week: Marie-Claire Alain.

Rob's guest this week is the drummer and composer, Stewart Copeland. Stewart is best known as the former drummer co-founder of the rock band, The Police. Stewart moved beyond the rock arena in the mid-1980s, when he returned to his classical roots with creative pursuits in concert and film music. His numerous film scores include Oliver Stone's Wall Street and the Golden Globe-nominated soundtrack for Francis Ford Coppola's Rumble Fish, while his work in television includes contributions to Babylon 5 and Desperate Housewives. His career includes the sale of more than 60 million records worldwide, and numerous awards, including five Grammys, as well as a Grammy nomination for his 2005 CD "Orchestralli". He has also written for ballet, opera and orchestras, and the world premiere of his Percussion Concerto will be performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under Vasily Petrenko later this month.

The Marriage of Figaro (Act 2, finale).

3 hours

Music Played

  • William Walton

    A Queen's Fanfare

    Ensemble: The Wallace Collection.
    • Hyperion.
  • Daniel François Esprit Auber

    La muette de Portici - overture

    Ensemble: The Prague Castle Guard and Czech Police Band. Conductor: Colonel Vaclav Blahunek.
    • Arco Diva.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Sicilienne Op.78

    Performer: Alban Gerhardt. Performer: Cécile Licad.
    • Hyperion.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No.4 in G major, K.41

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra.
    • Warner.
  • anon

    Place that Piece

    Conductor: anon.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Violin Concerto No.1 in A, Op.20

    Performer: Ulf Hoelscher. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Dervaux.
    • Brilliant Classics.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Piece d'orgue (Fantasia) in G major, BWV 572

    Performer: Marie‐Claire Alain.
    • Erato.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Konzertstuck in F minor

    Performer: Nikita Magaloff. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Prelude & Forlane (Le Tombeau de Couperin)

    Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris. Conductor: Jean Martinon.
    • EMI.
  • Buddy Rich

    Sister Sadie

    Ensemble: Buddy Rich and his Big Band.
  • George Butterworth

    The Banks of Green Willow

    Conductor: Adrian Boult. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Butterworth/Warlock/Hadley/Howells: Boult conducts: LPO/Adrian Boult.
    • Lyrita.
    • 3.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    The Marriage of Figaro: Act II finale

    Singer: Bo Skovhus. Singer: Dorothea Röschmann. Singer: Anna Netrebko. Singer: Ildebrando d’Arcangelo. Singer: Florian Boesch. Singer: Marie McLaughlin. Singer: Patrick Henckens. Singer: Franz-Josef Selig. Choir: Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • DG.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    March in Bb op.99

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf: Claudio Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Aram Khachaturian

    Gayaneh (excerpts)

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov.
    • EMI.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata in E flat major 'Les Adieux', op.81a

    Performer: Emil Grigoryevich Gilels.
    • DG.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Place that Piece

The place was Scotland.


The music played:



Rob Roy Overture

Scottish National Orchestra

Alexander Gibson (conductor)



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