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Rob Cowan - Czardas

Hungarian folk dance the Czardas, has inspired composers across the ages. Rob Cowan explores the cross fertilisation between this form and classical composition in music by Liszt, Tchaikowsky, Espejo and Hubay. He begins a three week mini-season of Haydn symphonies with No. 94 in G, the "Surprise".

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 17 Aug 2014 09:00

Music Played

  • Johann Strauss II

    Die Fledermaus: Czardas (No. 10, Die Klange)

    Conductor: Willi Boskovsky. Orchestra: Vienna Symphony Orchestra. Singer: Anneliese Rothenberger.
    • Johann Strauss II: Operettas, etc..
    • Warner Classics.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25: iv Rondo alla Zingarese

    Conductor: Robert Craft. Music Arranger: Schoenberg, Arnold. Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
    • The Music of Arnold Schoenberg.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Ouverture, Air pour les esclaves africains, Air vif, Musette en Rondeau

    Conductor: Frans Brüggen. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century.
    • Les Indes Galantes.
    • Philips.
  • Giuseppe Baldassare Sammartini

    Sonata in A, Op. 1 No. 4 - Adante 'Canto amoroso'

    Performer: Mischa Elman. Performer: Joseph Seiger.
    • The Complete Decca Recordings, Vol. II.
    • Testament.
  • Cesar Espejo

    Airs tsiganes, Op. 14

    Performer: Mischa Elman. Performer: Joseph Seiger.
    • The Complete Decca Recordings, Vol. II.
    • Testament.
  • Henry Purcell

    The Fairy Queen: Next winter comes slowly; Hail! Great parent

    Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Singer: John Shirley‐Quirk. Conductor: Benjamin Britten. Choir: Ambrosian Opera Chorus.
    • Britten: The Performer.
    • Decca.
  • Percy Grainger

    Bold William Taylor

    Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Singer: John Shirley‐Quirk. Conductor: Benjamin Britten.
    • Britten: The Performer.
    • Decca.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No. 94 in G "Surprise"

    Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini. Orchestra: BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA.
    • Carlo Maria Giulini conducts Haydn, Mahler Symphonies.
    • Testament.
  • Jeno Hubay

    Scenes from the Csardas: No. 9 Czinka Panna's Tune

    Performer: Hagai Shaham. Performer: Arnon Erez.
    • Scenes de la csarda.
    • Hyperion.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 8

    Orchestra: Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Stanisław Skrowaczewski.
    • Skrowaczewski: The Complete Oehmsclassics Recordings.
    • Oehms Classics.
  • Franz Liszt

    Hungaria, S.103

    Conductor: Kurt Masur. Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.
    • Orchestral Works for Piano and Orchestra.
    • EMI.
  • Franz Liszt

    Czardas obstinee

    Performer: Mikhail Rudy.
    • Pictures at an Exhibition and Other Piano Pieces.
    • Phaia.
  • Herbert Howells

    Sweetest of Sweets

    Singer: Nicola-Jane Kemp. Choir: Finzi Singers. Conductor: Paul Spicer. Singer: Andrew Carwood.
    • Choral Works.
    • Chandos.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Der Zigeunerbaron: Her die Hand, es muss ja sein

    Singer: Hermann Prey. Conductor: Otto Ackermann. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • Twenty Gems of Viennese Operetta.
    • Alto.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Serenade to Music (choral version)

    Orchestra: Royal Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Adrian Boult. Choir: Royal Festival Choir.
    • Sir Adrian Boult: The Complete EMI Recordings.
    • EMI.
  • Josef Strauss

    Galoppin

    Conductor: Franz Welser‐Möst. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Franz Schubert

    Impromptu D899/4

    Performer: Sviatoslav Richter.
    • Richter plays Schubert.
    • Melodiya.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Swan Lake: Czardas

    Orchestra: USSR RTV Large Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky.
    • Swan Lake.
    • Melodiya.

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