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Thursday - 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; Essential Choice: CPE Bach: Piano Concerto in D minor.

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
C.P.E. Bach
Piano Concerto in D minor, Wq. 17
Michael Rische (piano)
Leipzig Chamber Orchestra
Morten Schuldt-Jensen (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Eugène Gigout

    Toccata in B minor (10 Pieces d'Orgue, 1890)

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

    Toccata, Adagio and Fugue, BWV5654

    Performer: Marie‐Claire Alain.
    • Erato.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Piano Concerto in D minor, Wq. 17

    Performer: Michael Rische. Orchestra: Leipzig Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Morten Schuldt-Jensen.
    • Hannsler.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    The Ruler of the Spirits: Overture

    Orchestra: BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • DG.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Vissi d'Arte (Tosca)

    Singer: Maria Callas. Orchestra: Orchestra of La Scala, Milan. Conductor: Victor de Sabata.
    • EMI.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony No.4 in C minor, D417 'Tragic'

    Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Claude Debussy

    Arabesque No 1

    Performer: Zoltán Kocsis.
    • Philips.
  • Franz Massak

    Military Music March No.19

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

    The Rite of Spring: Part 1, The Adoration of the Earth

    Orchestra: Junge Deutsche Philharmonie. Conductor: Peter Eotvos.
    • BMC.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    German Dance, WoO 8 No 11

    Orchestra: Swedish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard.
    • Simax.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Consecration of the House: overture

    Orchestra: SWF Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Gielen.
    • EMI.
  • Henry Purcell

    The Fairy Queen (First Music: Prelude)

    Conductor: Harry Christophers. Orchestra: Symphony of Harmony and Invention.
    • Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z629: The Sisteen, Harry Christophers.
    • Coro.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Quartet in B flat major, D.68

    Ensemble: Quatuor Sine Nomine.
    • Cascavelle.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Five Pieces for violin & piano, op.81: Valse; Aubade; Rondino

    Performer: Tamsin Waley-Cohen. Performer: Huw Watkins.
    • Signum.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Who am I?

Tosca.

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