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Friday - 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: Sibelius: Symphony No 5 in E flat.

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

9am
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.

9.30am
Take part in our daily musical challenge: listen to the clues and identify the mystery composer.

10am
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.

10.30am
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.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice
Sibelius
Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82 (1915 version)
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vanska (conductor).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Jacques Arcadelt

    Tutt'il dì piango

    Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble.
    • ECM NEW SERIES.
  • Frank Bridge

    Miniatures for Piano Trio Set 3 (Hornpipe)

    Ensemble: Tunnell Trio.
    • LYRITA.
  • Max Bruch

    Fifteen Swedish Dances, Op 63

    Orchestra: Gewandhaus Orchestra. Conductor: Kurt Masur.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex Suite

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • DG.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No.21 in C K.467 – Allegro Vivace

    Performer: Christoph Eschenbach. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • EMI.
  • Jean [1865-1957] Sibelius

    Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82 (1915 version)

    Orchestra: Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Osmo Vänskä.
    • BIS.
  • Lars‐Erik Larsson

    Lyric Fantasy

    Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Ulf Björlin.
    • EMI.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Variations in D on an original theme (Turkish March) Op.76

    Performer: Emil Grigoryevich Gilels.
    • EMI.
  • Manuel de Falla

    The Neighbours' Dance (The Three-Cornered Hat)

    Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Conductor: Ernest Ansermet.
    • DECCA.
  • Roger Marsh

    Il cor tristo Part II

    Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble.
    • ECM NEW SERIES.
  • Cristóbal de Morales

    Parce mihi domine

    Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble.
    • ECM.
  • Ralph Warman

    Can it Be True?

    Performer: Richard Pearce. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill. Lyricist: Susan Hill.
  • Henry Purcell

    Suite from Abdelazer (Air, Jig, Hornpipe, Air)

    Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • L’OISEAU-LYRE.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Pavane pour une infante defunte

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • DG.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Jeux d’eau

    Performer: Pascal Rogé.
    • DECCA.
  • Robert Schumann

    6 Studies for pedal piano (or organ) (Op.56), no.5; Canon in B minor

    Performer: Simon Preston. Music Arranger: John E. West.
    • The World of The Organ, Simon Preston.
    • Decca.
    • 12.
  • Sheryngham

    Ah Gentel Jesu

    Ensemble: The Hilliard Ensemble.
    • ECM NEW SERIES.
  • Albert Roussel

    Bacchus et Ariadne: Ariane Sleeps

    Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
    • CHANDOS.

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