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Friday - Rob Cowan with Michael Frayn

With Rob Cowan. 5 Reasons to Love Schubert Lieder; Musical challenge; Artist of the Week: conductor Simon Rattle; Rob's Essential Choice: Brahms orch Schoenberg: Piano Quartet No 1.

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: identify a piece of music played backwards.

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

Brahms orch. Schoenberg
Piano Quartet No. 1
Berlin Philharmonic
Simon Rattle (conductor)
EMI.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Johannes Brahms

    Waltz in C sharp minor, Op 39 No 6

    Ensemble: Duo Tal & Groethuysen.
    • Sony.
  • Emmanuel Chabrier

    Habanera

    Orchestra: Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse. Conductor: Michel Plasson.
    • EMI.
  • 5 REASONS TO LOVE... SCHUBERT LIEDER

    • Franz Schubert

      Du bist die Ruh, D 776

      Singer: Margaret Price. Performer: James Lockhart.
      • EMI.
  • John Ireland

    A Downland Suite

    Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Chandos.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Alcina: Overture

    Conductor: Alan Curtis. Orchestra: Il Complesso Barocco.
    • Archiv.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Much Ado About Nothing

    Performer: Gil Shaham. Performer: André Previn.
    • DG.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Prelude in G minor, Op 23 No 5

    Performer: Sviatoslav Richter.
    • DG.
  • MICHAEL FRAYN'S CHOICE NO. 1

    • Gustav Mahler

      Symphony No. 1: 1st movement

      Conductor: Rafael Kubelík. Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
      • DG.
  • MICHAEL FRAYN'S CHOICE NO. 2

    • Carl Nielsen

      Saul and David - Prelude Act 2

      Conductor: Tor Mann. Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
      • DANACORD.
  • Franz Schubert

    Der Musensohn, D.764

    Performer: Heinz Mende. Singer: Peter Anders.
    • HANSSLER.
  • Franz Schubert

    Fruhlingsglaube

    Performer: Heinz Mende. Singer: Peter Anders.
    • HANSSLER.
  • Artist Of The Week: Simon Rattle

    • Karol Szymanowski

      Violin Concerto No 1

      Performer: Thomas Zehetmair. Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
      • EMI.
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Vineam meam non custodivi (from Song of Songs)

    Conductor: Harry Christophers. Choir: The Sixteen.
    • CORO.
  • Robert Parsons

    In nomine IV a 7; The Song called Trumpets a 6

    Director: Jordi Savall. Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI.
    • Alia Vox.
  • Essential Choice

    • Johannes Brahms

      Piano Quartet No. 1

      Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic. Orchestrator: Arnold Schoenberg. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
      • EMI.
  • Henry Purcell

    Te Deum & Jubilate Deo in D Major Z. 232

    Choir: Collegium Vocale Choir. Choir: Collegium Vocale Choir. Orchestra: Collegium Vocale Orchestra. Orchestra: Collegium Vocale Orchestra. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.

Recording Rewind


RachmaninovPrelude in G minor, Op. 23 No. 5Sviatoslav Richter (piano)DG 419 0682 

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