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Scotland

Rob Cowan explores the way Scotland has inspired composers, from Bruch to Verdi. Plus Beethoven's Violin Sonata No 4 in A minor, Op 23 and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich's Symphony No 3.

In this week's Sunday selection, as he progresses through the Beethoven violin sonatas, Rob Cowan reaches number 4, Op. 23 in A minor, with a famous recording by Arthur Grumiaux (violin) and Claudio Arrau (piano).

He also shines a light on some little-heard orchestral works, this week featuring Symphony No 3 by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. Plus Rob explores the way Scotland has inspired composers from Bruch to Verdi.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 8 Jun 2014 09:00

Music Played

  • Isaac Albéniz

    Suite espanola, Op. 47: Asturias

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. Music Arranger: Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.
    • Albeniz: Suite espanola, etc..
    • Decca Eloquence.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata No. 202 - 'Sich uben im lieben'

    Singer: Kathleen Battle. Performer: Ray Still. Ensemble: Music From Ravinia. Performer: James Levine. Conductor: James Levine.
    • Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2 & 5.
    • RCA.
  • Arthur Bliss

    Miracle in the Gorbals: Dance of Deliverance

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paavo Berglund.
    • Paavo Berglund: The Bournemouth Years.
    • EMI.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Glencoe; Auld Lang Syne

    Singer: Antonia Bourvé. Singer: Rebecca Stohr. Singer: David Mulvenna Hamilton. Singer: Haakon Schaub. Singer: Manfred Bittner. Performer: Zsuzsa Zsizsmann. Performer: Cornelius Boensch. Performer: Michael Clark.
    • Beethoven: Complete Edition.
    • Brilliant.
  • Max Bruch

    Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46

    Performer: Jascha Heifetz. Orchestra: New Symphony Orchestra of London. Conductor: Malcolm Sargent.
    • Heifetz: The Concerto Collection.
    • RCA.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Helios Overture, Op. 17

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Jean Martinon.
    • Nielsen: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4.
    • RCA Red Seal.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    3 Ecossaises Op. 72 No. 3

    Performer: Ronald Smith.
    • Chopin: 200th Anniversary Edition - The Complete Works.
    • EMI.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23

    Performer: Arthur Grumiaux. Performer: Claudio Arrau.
    • Beethoven: Sonatas for Piano and Violin.
    • Philips.
  • Traditional Scottish

    O can you sew cushions

    Singer: Susan Hamilton. Music Arranger: Joseph Haydn. Performer: Philippe Pierlot. Performer: François Fernandez. Performer: Rainer Zipperling.
    • Haydn: Scottish Songs.
    • Flora.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Qual dubbio ormai?

    Singer: Eva Mei. Choir: Arnold Schönberg Chor. Ensemble: Concentus Musicus Wien. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Haydn: 4 Masses, Stabat Mater, etc..
    • Warner Classics.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    'You steal away from me ...' to 'Did you not hear it, a mournful sigh'

    Singer: Simon Keenlyside. Singer: Latonia Moore. Singer: Brindley Sherratt. Orchestra: English National Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Verdi: Macbeth.
    • Chandos.
  • Carl Loewe

    Archibald Douglas

    Singer: Hermann Prey. Performer: Günther Weissenborn.
    • Hermann Prey: A Life in Song.
    • EMI.
  • Franz Schubert

    Little Funeral Music, D.79

    Ensemble: Members of Czech Nonet and Guest Soloists.
    • Schubert: Quintette D 661 "La Truite" / 'Trout', etc..
    • Praga Da Camera.
  • Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

    Symphony No. 3

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Jaha Ling.
    • New York Philharmonic: An American Celebration, Vol. 2.
    • New York Philharmonic.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    12 Etudes Op. 8

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