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Rob Cowan

Rob Cowan on how composers besides Debussy have explored the story of Pelleas and Melisande, including Sibelius and Wallace. Plus Howells's Te Deum and Miaskovsky's Symphony No 15.

Rob Cowan looks at how different composers besides Debussy have explored the story of Pelleas and Melisande, including Sibelius and Wallace.

The week's choral work is Herbert Howells' Te Deum, and Rob also starts a brief season of lesser known Russian symphonies, starting with Miaskovsky's Symphony No 15.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 26 Oct 2014 09:00

Music Played

  • Jacques Offenbach

    La Belle Helene: Overture

    Conductor: Ernest Ansermet. Orchestra: Suisse Romande Orchestra.
    • Overtures Francais: Famous French Overtures.
    • Decca Eloquence.
  • Hector Berlioz

    The Damnation of Faust: Hungarian March

    Conductor: Herbert von Karajan. Orchestra: BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA.
    • Karajan: Berlioz, Franck, Puccini, Mascagni.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Herbert Howells

    Te Deum

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Hill. Choir: Bach Choir.
    • Stabat Mater.
    • Naxos.
  • Luigi Boccherini

    Two Fuges for two cellos in F major Op. 73/2 and B flat major Op. 73/3

    Performer: Anner Bylsma. Performer: Kenneth Slowik.
    • Boccherini: Cello Sonatas, Fugues for 2 Cellos.
    • Sony.
  • Claude Debussy

    Pelleas et Melisande: Preludes and Interludes

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf.
    • Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the Twentieth Century.
    • Chicago Sympony.
  • John Field

    Nocturne No. 13 in D minor

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quartet in G major K156

    Ensemble: Hagen Quartett.
    • Die Fruhen Streich-Quartette: The Early String Quartets.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Pelleas et Melisande Suite

    Conductor: Neville Marriner. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • Pavane: Pelleas et Melisande, Masques et Bergamasques Suite, Fantasie for Flute.
    • Argo.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Von ewiger Liebe Op. 43 No. 1

    Singer: Edda Moser. Performer: Erik Werba.
    • Edda Moser: Electrola Recitals, Lied & Oper.
    • EMI.
  • Nikolai Yakovlevich Myaskovsky

    Symphony No. 15 in D minor, Op. 38

    Orchestra: USSR TV and Radio Large Symphony Orchestra, Moscow. Conductor: Kirill Kondrashin.
    • Shostakovich/Miaskovsky Symphonies.
    • Audiophile Classics.
  • Eugène Ysaÿe

    Poeme elegiaque in D minor, Op. 12

    Performer: David Oistrakh. Performer: Vladimir Yampolsky.
    • DG.
  • Richard Wagner

    Tannhauser: Dich teure Halle...

    Conductor: Peter Schneider. Singer: Edda Moser. Orchestra: Zurich Radio Orchestra.
    • Edda Moser: Opern-Recital.
    • EMI.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Pelleas et Melisande: At the castle gate; A spring in the park

    Conductor: Petri Sakari. Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra.
    • Suites from Pelleas et Melisande, King Christian II, Swanwhite.
    • Chandos.
  • William Wallace

    Pelleas et Melisande: Suite - The Love of Pelleas for Melisande: Spinning Song;

    Conductor: Martyn Brabbins. Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
    • Creation Symphony, Pelleas and Melisande, etc..
    • Helios.

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