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Thursday - 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: Elgar: Symphony No 2.

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

9am
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.

10am
Artist of the Week: Jacqueline du Pré.

10.30am
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.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice
Elgar
Symphony No.2
Philharmonia
Andrew Davis (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Overture des Nations Anciens et Modern for strings in G: Les Allemands modernes

    Orchestra: Concerto Amsterdam. Conductor: Frans Brüggen.
    • Teldec.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Karelia Overture Op.10

    Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • BIS.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Keyboard Concerto in D major, H XVIII 2

    Performer: Alicia de Laroccha. Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: David Zinman.
    • Decca Eloquence.
  • Manuel de Falla

    Jota (Suite populaire espagnole)

    Performer: Jacqueline du Pré. Performer: John Williams.
    • EMI.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden BWV 230

    Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Performer: Stephen Cleobury.
    • EMI.
  • Franz Schubert

    ‘Rosamunde’ Overture

    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: George Szell.
    • Sony.
  • Wilhelm Rust

    Aus der Tiefe ruf ich, Herr, zu dir

    Choir: Thomanerchor Leipzig.
    • Rondeau.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Cello Sonata in E minor Op.38

    Performer: Jacqueline du Pré. Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
    • EMI.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    Suite Pastorale (Scherzo-Valse)

    Performer: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Paul Paray (conductor).
    • MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Swan Lake - Swan Theme

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich.
    • DG.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No.21 in C major: Andante

    Performer: Alfred Brendel. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Philips.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Suite in A minor (Rejouissance and Passepied I & II

    Performer: Southwest German Chamber Orchestra.
    • Teldec.
  • Enrique Granados

    Goyescas: Book II

    Performer: Nikita Magaloff.
    • Decca Eloquence.
  • Aram Khachaturian

    Piano Concerto

    Performer: Alicia de Larrocha (piano). Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos (conductor).
    • DECCA.
  • Carmargo Mozart Guarnieri

    3 Dances for orchestra, Brazilian dance

    Conductor: Leonard Bernstein. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic.
    • Latin American Fiesta: New York Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 4.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Where am I?

St Thomas's Church, Leipzig.

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