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Music in the Great War: Rob Cowan with Jay Winter

With Rob Cowan. Including CD of the Week: Volodos plays Mompou; Brainteaser: Back to the Beginning; Historian Jay Winter; Rob's Essential Choice: Chadwick: Tam O'Shanter.

Music in the Great War, with Rob Cowan and his guest, the historian Jay Winter.

A selection of music, including the Essential CD of the Week: Volodos plays Mompou, SONY. We also have our daily brainteaser at 9.30.

9:30 - 10:30 Including a selection of music from the time of World War One.

Rob's guest this week is the American historian Jay Winter, a specialist in World War I and its impact on the 20th century. He has authored or co-authored several war-themed books, including The Great War and the British People, The Experience of World War I, and, most recently, Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History, 1914-1918. He was also co-producer, co-writer and chief historian for the PBS series The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century, which won an Emmy Award. Jay is the Charles J. Stille Professor of History at Yale University and is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Ballade: Tam O'Shanter
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Leroy Anderson

    Bugler's Holiday

    Orchestra: Boston Pops Orchestra. Conductor: Arthur Fiedler.
    • DG.
  • CPE Bach

    Symphony in C, Wq 182 No 3

    Orchestra: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Archiv.
  • Federico Mompou

    El lago (Paisajes No 2)

    Performer: Arcadi Volodos.
    • Sony.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Royal Hunt and Storm (The Trojans)

    Choir: Beecham Choral Society. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Beecham.
    • EMI.
  • anon

    Back to the beginning

    Conductor: anon.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Soirées musicales, Op 9

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Adrian Boult.
    • First Hand Records.
  • Franz Schubert

    2 German Dances and 2 Landler, D618

    Performer: Christoph Eschenbach. Performer: Justus Frantz.
    • EMI.
  • Julius Fucik

    Entry of the Gladiators

    Orchestra: Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Conductor: Erich Kunzel.
    • Telarc.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Pavane, Op 50

    Performer: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra. Performer: Michel Plasson (conductor).
    • EMI.
  • Richard Wagner

    Rienzi Overture

    Orchestra: New York Philharmonic. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • Sony.
  • Ireland


    Performer: Michael Collins (clarinet). Performer: Michael McHale (piano).
    • CHANDOS.
  • Enrique Granados

    Intermezzo (Goyescas)

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Fritz Reiner.
    • RCA.
  • John Philip Sousa

    US Field Artillery

    Ensemble: Eastman Wind Ensemble. Conductor: Frederick Fennell.
    • Mercury Living Presence.
  • George M. Cohan

    Over There

    Singer: Enrico Caruso. Orchestra: Orchestra. Conductor: Josef Pasternack.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Bacchanale (Samson et Dalilah, Act III)

    Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Eugene Ormandy.
    • Sony.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Polka (Suite No 2 for small orchestra

    Performer: Basel Chamber Orchestra. Performer: Christopher Hogwood (conductor).
    • ARTE NOVA.
  • George Whitefield Chadwick

    Ballade: Tam O’Shanter

    Orchestra: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Chandos.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Don Juan (finale)

    Performer: English Baroque Soloists. Performer: John Eliot Gardiner (conductor).
    • APEX.
  • Nicolò Paganini

    Violin Concerto No 2 in B minor, Op 7 (La campanella)

    Performer: Ivry Gitlis (violin). Performer: Orkiestra Symfoniczna Filharmonii Narodowej. Performer: Stanislaw Wislocki (conductor).
    • DECCA.

Today's Brainteaser Answer - Back to the Beginning

The music played:


Entry of the Gladiators
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Erich Kunzel (conductor)
TELARC CD 80122 


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