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Wednesday - 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 Mahler: Symphony No 10.

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
Symphony No.10 (Adagio)
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Rafael Kubelik (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Tobias Hume

    A Soldier's Galliard

    Ensemble: Concerto Caledonia. Director: David McGuinness.
    • Delphian Records.
  • Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco

    Concerto a piu instrumenti, Op.5: No.3 in E minor

    Orchestra: Concerto Köln.
    • Teldec.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Sonata No.18 in D major, K.576 ‘Hunt’

    Performer: Alicia de Larrocha.
    • Decca Eloquence.
  • anon

    Listener Puzzle

  • Maria Theresia von Paradis

    Sicilienne in E flat major

    Music Arranger: Samuel Dushkin. Performer: Jacqueline du Pré. Performer: Gerald Moore.
    • EMI.
  • anon

    Listener Puzzle

  • Edward Elgar

    Cockaigne (In London Town), Op. 40

    Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Mark Elder.
    • Halle.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Two Fantasy Pieces Op.2

    Performer: Albrecht Mayer (oboe). Performer: Markus Becker.
    • EMI.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Cello Concerto No.2 in D major

    Performer: Jacqueline du Pré. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
    • EMI.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    The Tale of Tsar Sultan: Flight of the Bumble Bee

    Orchestra: Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra.
    • Mercury Living Presence.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Grosse Fuge in B flat Op.133

    Ensemble: Belcea Quartet.
    • Zig Zag Territories.
  • Robert Schumann

    Fruhlingsnacht from Liederkreis Op.39 No.12

    Performer: Raphael Wallfisch (cello). Performer: John York (piano).
    • NIMBUS.
  • Anon.

    Fire Feast

    Performer: Leipzig Radio Orchestra. Performer: Krystjan Jarvi (conductor).
    • NAIVE.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No.10 (Adagio)

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rafael Kubelík.
    • DG.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D BWV1050

    Performer: Il Giardino Armonico.
    • TELDEC.
  • Richard Strauss & Malcolm Martineau

    Traum durch die Dammerung

    Singer: Christiane Karg.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Spot the Cadenza

The music played:



Cello Concerto in C (1st mvmt)

Jacqueline du Pre (cello)

English Chamber Orchestra

Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

EMI CMS 769 707 2


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