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Monday - Rob Cowan with Monica Galetti

With Rob Cowan. Including Five Reasons to Love Folk Dances; Artist of the Week: Hilliard Ensemble; Rob's Essential Choice: Bruckner: Symphony No 7.

Discover definitive recordings of the greatest classical music with your trusted guide, Rob Cowan. His guest is the chef Monica Galetti.

A selection of music including '5 Reasons to Love... folk dances'. Throughout the week Rob enjoys works based on folk themes by Arnold, Grieg, Bartok and Bruch.

Take part in our daily musical challenge: listen to the story and tell us what happens next.

Rob's guest this week is the chef Monica Galetti. Well known for her role as a judge on the cooking show MasterChef: The Professionals, Monica is the Senior Sous Chef at top London restaurant Le Gavroche. Monica will be sharing her favourite classical music every day at 10am.

This week Rob features recordings by the vocal quartet The Hilliard Ensemble. Regarded as one of the world's finest vocal chamber groups, The Hilliards have established a formidable reputation both for their interpretations of early music and for their premieres of works by living composers. As they celebrate their 40th anniversary and prepare for their final performance, Rob showcases favourite recordings chosen especially by the members of the ensemble.

Today's Essential Choice is taken from the Building a Library recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review.

Bruckner - Symphony No.7.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Artists of the Week: The Hilliard Ensemble

    • Orlande de Lassus

      Matona, mia cara

      Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble.
      • VIRGIN.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Symphony in A major

    Orchestra: L’Orfeo Barockorchester. Director: Michi Gaigg.
    • CPO.
  • 5 Reasons to love... Folk Dances

    • Béla Bartók

      Romanian Folk Dance No. 1 (from Two Romanian Dances, BB 56, Sz. 43)

      Performer: György Sándor.
      • SONY.
  • Pablo de Sarasate

    Carmen Fantasy

    Orchestra: Southwest German Radio Orchestra. Conductor: Rolf Reinhardt. Performer: Aaron Rosand.
  • Artists of the Week: The Hilliard Ensemble

    • Thomas Tallis

      Mass for four voices: Gloria

      Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble.
      • ECM.
  • Arnold Bax

    Rogue’s Comedy Overture

    Conductor: Vernon Handley. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • LYRITA.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Musical Offering: Ricercar

    Performer: Marie‐Claire Alain.
    • ERATO.
  • Monica Galetti's Choice No. 1

    • William Bolcom & Joan Morris

      Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise

      Performer: Marc-André Hamelin. Singer: Jody Applebaum.
      • ALBANY.
  • Monica Galetti's Choice No. 2

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2, 'Moonlight' (3rd mvt)

      Performer: Daniel Barenboim.
      • EMI.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Two Movements from 5 Etudes Tableaux

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
  • Artists of the Week: The Hilliard Ensemble

    • anon

      O salutaris hostia

      Performer: Jan Garbarek. Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Pirogov, Op 76a (Waltz)

    Orchestra: Bol'shoi Simfonicheskiy Orkestr. Conductor: Maxim Dmitrievich Shostakovich.
  • Artists of the Week: The Hilliard Ensemble

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Komm, Jesu, komm! BWV.229

      Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble.
  • Building a Library Recommendation from last Saturday's CD Review

    • Anton Bruckner

      Symphony No 7 in E major

      Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
      • PHILIPS.
  • Suk

    Little Idylls No.2

    Performer: Margaret Fingerhut.


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