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Tuesday - Rob Cowan with Tamara Rojo

With Rob Cowan. CD of the Week: Alicia de Larrocha - Mozart, Haydn; Brainteaser; Artist of the Week: Jacqueline du Pre; Guest: Tamara Rojo; Essential Choice: Stravinsky: Petrushka.

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.

Rob's Essential Choice
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Hans Rosbaud (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and Fugue in G minor BWV 535

    Performer: Simon Preston.
    • 469 4222.
    • DG.
    • 7.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Scenes de Ballet: Variation (Ballerina)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • Philips.
  • Franz Liszt

    Harmonies poetiques et religieuses - Cantique d’Amour

    Performer: Alfred Brendel.
    • Regis.
  • Umberto Giordano

    Andrea Chenier - La Mamma Morta

    Singer: Maria Callas. Orchestra: Orchestra. Conductor: Tullio Serafin.
    • EMI.
  • Jacobus Clemens non Papa

    O Maria vernans Rosa

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Soli Deo Gloria.
  • Igor Stravinsky


    Orchestra: Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam. Conductor: Hans Rosbaud.
    • DG.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Silent Woods

    Performer: Jacqueline du Pré. Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • EMI.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Andante con varazioni in F minor, Hob.XVII:6

    Performer: Alicia de Larrocha.
    • Decca Eloquence.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Trio in D, Op. 70 No. 1 'Ghost'

    Performer: Pinchas Zukerman. Performer: Jacqueline du Pré. Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • EMI.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Idomeneo (Overture)

    Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Archiv.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Originally Written For

The piece was originally written for organ.


The music played:



Organ Concerto Op. 4 No. 5 HWV 293

Nicanor Zabaleta (harp)

Chamber Orchestra

Paul Kuentz (conductor)



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