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Tuesday - 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: Schumann: Symphony No 4 in D minor.

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 clues and identify the mystery object.

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.

Rob's Essential Choice
Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 (1841 version)
Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique
John Eliot Gardiner (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Louis‐Claude Daquin

    Le coucou

    Performer: Trevor Pinnock.
    • ARCHIV.
  • 5 Reasons to love... Folk Dances

    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Swan Lake (Hungarian Dance)

      Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Seiji Ozawa.
      • DG.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Barcarolle in F sharp major Op.60

    Performer: Samson François.
    • EMI.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Tuba Concerto in F minor

    Performer: Patrick Harrild. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Artists of the Week: The Hilliard Ensemble

    • Anon.

      Lullay, I Saw

      Performer: The Hilliard Ensemble.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Scherzo a la Russe

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Antal Doráti.
    • Mercury Living Presence.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Trio Sonata No 6 in F major

    Ensemble: Aura Musicale. Director: Balázs Máté.
    • CHR. W. Gluck The Seven Trio Sonatas Aura Musicale.
    • Hungaroton Classic.
    • 16.
  • Gaetano Donizetti

    Air de danse (Les martyrs)

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Antonio de Almeida.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Johann Gottlieb Naumann

    Sonata No.3 – Andantino amaroso

    Performer: Thomas Bloch.
    • NAXOS.
  • Monica Galetti's Choice No. 1

    • Fernando Sor

      5 Fantasias Op.21 – No.6 in G ‘Les Adieux!’

      Performer: Luis Orlandini.
      • CPO.
  • Monica Galetti's Choice No. 2

    • Georg Philipp Telemann

      Suite in D major (Tafelmusik)

      Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Köln. Director: Reinhard Goebel.
      • ARCHIV.
  • Percy Grainger

    Blithe Bells

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
  • Artists of the Week: The Hilliard Ensemble

    • anon

      Madame d’amours

      Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    My Homeland, Op 62

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Libor Pešek.
    • Dvorak: Czech Suite/American Suite Overtures: Pesek.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 4.
  • Artists of the Week: The Hilliard Ensemble

    • Pérotin

      Viderunt omnes

      Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble.
  • Robert Schumann

    Romance, Op 94 No 2

    Performer: Albrecht Mayer. Performer: Markus Becker.
    • Music for oboe, oboe d'amore, cor anglais and piano: Albrecht Mayer, Markus Beck.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 2.
  • Essential Choice

    • Robert Schumann

      Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 (1841 version)

      Orchestra: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
      • DG.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Flute Concerto No 1 in G, K313

    Performer: Werner Tripp. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Karl Böhm.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Waltz in E minor

    Performer: Friedrich Gulda.

Mystery Object

The Glass Harmonica


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