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Monday - Rob Cowan with Tamara Rojo

With Rob Cowan. Essential CD of the Week: Alicia de Larrocha - Mozart and Haydn; Brainteaser; Artist of the Week: Jacqueline du Pre; Guest: Tamara Rojo; Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier.

with Rob Cowan and his guest, Artistic Director of English National Ballet, Tamara Rojo.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Alicia de Larrocha - Mozart and Haydn, DECCA ELOQUENCE. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

Artist of the Week: Jacqueline du Pré.

Rob's guest this week is Tamara Rojo. Tamara dazzled the ballet world by winning both a Gold Medal at the Paris International Dance Competition and a Special Jury Award in 1994. She left her native Spain in 1996, having been invited to join the Scottish National Ballet. She then joined the English National Ballet, dancing the full range of principal roles, and ENB Artistic Director Derek Deane created the roles of Juliet (Romeo and Juliet) and Clara (The Nutcracker) for Tamara. Her performances as Clara broke attendance records at the London Coliseum, and in 1997 the London Times named her "Dance Revelation of the Year". Three years later, Sir Anthony Dowell asked Tamara to join the Royal Ballet, with whom she danced principal roles in Dowell's Swan Lake, Makarova's The Sleeping Beauty and La Bayadere, Nureyev's Don Quixote and Wright's The Nutcracker. She also performed many roles in Sir Kenneth MacMillan's works for the Royal Ballet, including the title roles in Isadora, Romeo and Juliet and Manon, and The Chosen One in The Rite of Spring. In 2012 Tamara was appointed as Director and Principal Dancer of the English National Ballet.

Der Rosenkavalier
The Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo and Juliet Op.64, Act I : The Young Juliet

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Lorin Maazel.
    • Decca.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in D major, K 485

    Performer: Alicia de Larrocha.
    • Decca Eloquence.
  • Georges Bizet

    L'Arlésienne Suite No 2

    Orchestra: Les Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • Naive.
  • Max Bruch

    Kol Nidre

    Performer: Jacqueline du Pré. Performer: Gerald Moore.
    • EMI.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Folk Songs of the Four Seasons (5th mvt)

    Choir: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. Choir: English Voices. Ensemble: Dmitri Ensemble. Conductor: Sir David Willcocks.
    • Albion Records.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    Fete Polonaise

    Performer: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Paul Paray (conductor).
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor Op.33

    Performer: Jacqueline du Pré.
    • EMI.
  • Johann Pachelbel

    Canon in G

    Orchestra: Il Giardino Armonico. Director: Giovanni Antonini.
    • Warner.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo & Juliet: Act 1, Ballroom, Dance of the Knights

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Lorin Maazel.
    • Decca.
  • Franz Liszt

    Venezia e Napoli - Tarantella

    Performer: Alfred Brendel (piano).
  • Richard Strauss

    Der Rosenkavalier (conclusion)

    Singer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. Singer: Christa Ludwig. Singer: Teresa Stich-Randall. Singer: Eberhard Wächter. Orchestra: Philharmonia. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • EMI.
  • Robert Schumann

    Piano Quartet Op.47

    Performer: Martha Argerich (piano). Performer: Rene Capucon (violin). Performer: Lida Chen (viola). Performer: Gauthier Capucon (cello).
    • EMI.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Sleeping Beauty - Panorama and Waltz

    Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Herbert von Karajan (conductor).
    • DECCA.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Place that Piece

The place was London.


The music played:


Vaughan Williams

Symphony No. 2 'London': Scherzo

State Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Culture

Gennadi Rozdestvensky (conductor)

MELODIYA MEL CD 10 02170/2


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