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Tuesday - Rob Cowan with Michael Frayn

With Rob Cowan. Including Five Reasons to Love Schubert Lieder; Musical challenge; Artist of the Week: conductor Simon Rattle; Rob's Essential Choice: Shostakovich: Symphony No 10.

Discover definitive recordings of the greatest classical music with your trusted guide, Rob Cowan. His guest is the playwright and novelist Michael Frayn.

9am
A selection of music including '5 Reasons to Love... Schubert Lieder'. Throughout the week Rob enjoys songs by Schubert, with performers including Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Jonas Kaufmann and Margaret Price.

9.30am
Take part in our daily musical challenge: Take part in our daily musical challenge and identify the personal relationship that connects two pieces of music.

10am
Rob's guest this week is the writer Michael Frayn; a successful dramatist, novelist and translator, Michael started out as an award-winning journalist. Michael will be sharing his favourite classical music every day at 10am.

10.30am
This week Rob features recordings by Sir Simon Rattle, widely considered to be one of the foremost conductors of his time. Radio 3 continues its celebrations of Rattle's 60th birthday. Rob showcases some of his favourite recordings by the conductor, including music by Haydn, Szymanowski, Bruckner and Shostakovich, and featuring the Berlin Philharmonic, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia.

11am
Rob's Essential Choice

Shostakovich
Symphony No. 10
Philharmonia Orchestra
Simon Rattle (conductor)
EMI.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Suite for Jazz Band No 2 (March)

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • DECCA.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Cello Concerto in F major, RV 410

    Performer: Sol Gabetta. Orchestra: Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca.
    • RCA.
  • 5 REASONS TO LOVE... SCHUBERT LIEDER

    • Franz Schubert

      Die schone Mullerin: Die liebe Farbe

      Performer: Helmut Deutsch. Singer: Jonas Kaufmann.
      • DECCA.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Morgenblätter Waltz, Op 279

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Fritz Reiner.
    • RCA LIVING STEREO.
  • Claude Debussy

    Danse sacrée et danse profane

    Performer: Lisa Wellbaum. Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
    • DG.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Rhapsody in B minor, Op 79 No 1

    Performer: Radu Lupu.
    • DECCA.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Serenade, Op. 98

    Performer: Cécile Licad. Performer: Alban Gerhardt.
    • HYPERION.
  • MICHAEL FRAYN'S CHOICE NO. 1

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Partita for unaccompanied violin No 3 in E - Preludio

      Performer: Hilary Hahn.
      • SONY CLASSICAL.
  • MICHAEL FRAYN'S CHOICE NO. 2

    • Jean [1865-1957] Sibelius

      Lemminkäinen and the Maidens of Saari (Lemminkäinen Legends)

      Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
      • SONY CLASSICAL.
  • ARTIST OF THE WEEK: SIMON RATTLE

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Ch'io mi scordi di te?, K.505

      Singer: Magdalena Kožená. Performer: Jos van Immerseel. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
      • ARCHIV.
  • Cécile Louise Chaminade

    Étude de concert, Op 35 No 2, 'Automne'

    Performer: John Ogdon.
    • EMI.
  • Leonard Rosenman

    Rebel without a Cause (excpts)

  • ESSENTIAL CHOICE & ARTIST OF THE WEEK: SIMON RATTLE

    • Dmitry Shostakovich

      Symphony No.10

      Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
      • EMI.

Relative Values

The connection was teacher-pupil - Saint-Saens and Faure.
The music played:
Saint-SaensSamson et Dalila: BacchanaleOrchestre de ParisDaniel Barenboim (conductor)DG 413 2972 
FaureRequiem: Requiem aeternam, dona eis DominePhilharmonia ChorusPhilharmonia OrchestraCarlo Maria Giulini (conductor)DG 419 2432 

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