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Tuesday - 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; Essential Choice: Sibelius: Symphony No 6.

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

9am
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.

10am
Artist of the Week: Marie-Claire Alain.

10.30am
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.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice
Sibelius
Symphony No.6 in D minor, Op.104
BBC Philharmonic
John Storgards (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Organ Sonata in F major, Op.70 No.3

    Performer: Marie‐Claire Alain.
    • Erato.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No.4, BWV1049

    Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Soli Deo Gloria.
  • Arthur Benjamin

    Waltz & Galop (An Ideal Husband)

    Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Herrmann.
    • Decca.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Symphony No.5 in D major 'Reformation', Op.107

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic. Conductor: Lorin Maazel.
    • DG.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Christus factus est

    Choir: Choir of St. Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh. Director: Duncan Ferguson.
    • DELPHIAN.
  • Stewart Copeland

    Stalin's Sultry Serenade

    Performer: Stewart Copeland. Ensemble: Ensemble Bash. Orchestra: Orchestra of the United European Culture Association. Conductor: Robert Ziegler.
    • Ponderosa.
  • D'Indy, Vincent

    Fantasie sur des themes populaires francais

    Performer: Albrecht Mayer. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Mathias Monius.
    • Decca.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Scherzo capriccios, Op.66

    Conductor: Rudolf Kempe. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Rudolf Kempe: A Testament.
    • Testament.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Etude in A minor, Op.10 No.2

    Performer: Maurizio Pollini.
    • DG.
  • Carl Orff

    Carmina Burana (conclusion)

    Singer: Janice Harsanyi. Singer: Harve Presnell. Choir: Rutgers University Choir. Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Eugene Ormandy.
    • Sony.
  • Mahler-Werfel, Alma

    Laue Sommernacht; Bei dir ist es traut

    Singer: Iris Vermillion. Performer: Cord Garben.
    • CPO.
  • Richard Wagner

    Entrance of the Guests (Tannhauser)

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

    Sonata in D major, K 436

    Performer: Christian Zacharias.
    • EMI.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No 6 in D minor, Op 104

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
    • Chandos.
  • Ermanno Wolf‐Ferrari

    Intermezzo from I gioielli della Madonna

    Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Eugene Ormandy.
    • Opera Overtures and Incidental Music.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 9.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Critics' Corner

Gustav Mahler, writing to his fiancée Alma Schindler in December 1901, shortly after their engagement.

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